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Seasonal house cleaning in Charlotte, NC

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Seasonal house cleaning service is all about maintaining a clean and healthy environment for you and your family. Winter is upon us, and we like to think of this time of the year as the period when we are most likely to come down with a cold or the flu. Realistically, parents who have toddlers and primary aged children, must deal with colds and flu symptoms all year around.

The cold weather myth

Many people are convinced that exposure to cold weather places a person at risk for cold or flu. Contrary to our mother’s admonishment, a cold is not caused by exposure to cold air. It is caused by a viral infection. There are as many as 200 different types of viruses that can cause the infection commonly described as a cold. There have been scientific studies performed, in which subjects were exposed to only cold air, and they did not get sick. In every study where subjects were exposed to a virus plus cold air, they were no more likely to get sick than those exposed to the virus in warm air. It is believed that colds and flu are more common in the fall and winter is because during this time of year, we tend to spend more time inside, in an environment that is perfect for spreading the viruses from one person to the next. Keeping children indoors, with warm moist air, creates a situation in which they are more susceptible to catching colds.

Preventing the spread of colds through toys

One of the most common ways in which children get sick, is by sharing and handling germ laden toys. Periodic and thorough cleaning of toys is vital for reducing the chances of your children catching colds. Both in the summer, and during the months that children spend most of their time indoors.

Consider the following tips to keep your children’s toys clean:

  1. Use a baby wipe to clean off toys that hit the ground or floor while you are out and about.
  2. Consider using a steam cleaner to steam and sanitize toys, play pens, car seats, and high chairs.
  3. Wipe clean toys regularly with a disinfectant wipe.
  4. Baby and toddler toys should be cleaned at least once weekly.
  5. Older children’s toys can be cleaned monthly, unless they are frequently shared with younger children.
  6. Plush toys should be steamed or laundered about 4 times per year.

One of the top seasonal house cleaning service in Charlotte, NC

Every home is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s Cleaning Services are customized to meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations in an effort to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable seasonal house cleaning service around your needs.

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