Seasonal house cleaning for cold and flu season
Seasonal house cleaning is one of the best weapons at your disposal, that can help you to prevent illness in your home. The reality is that you and your family pick up germs everywhere you go, and you bring them home with you. Even if you discovered a way to avoid contact with the outside world during the cold and flu season, eventually a contagious illness will find its way into your home. It sounds so futile, but there are ways that you can reduce the chances of germs and viruses spreading throughout your family. It is virtually impossible to get rid of all the germs in your house, and in fact, we need some bacteria to live and function on or inside our bodies. It is not realistic to suggest that you can or should make your home completely germ-free. Our hope here, is to offer a few precautions that will reduce your family being exposed to harmful and contagious germs.
If you have children, the probability of one of them catching a cold or virus during the flu season is pretty much inevitable. Once a family member gets sick, we instinctively brace ourselves, supposing that eventually everyone will get sick. Our goal is to reduce the chances of that happening, by implementing a little house cleaning routine that thwarts the spread of germs whenever someone gets sick. Consider the following suggestions for areas of your home that are commonly known for passing germs from one family member to another:
Keep a box of disinfecting wipes on the counter. Instruct the family to use them every time someone goes to the bathroom. The key is to wipe down the sink handles, toilet handles, and toilet seat after every use. If it is feasible, sick members of your household should use one bathroom exclusively, while they are sick.
- Common areas
Another great place to use disinfecting wipes or rubbing alcohol on a cloth pad. Wipe down drawer and cabinet knobs, light switch plates, door handles, the refrigerator handle, and of course, counters and table tops.
- Electronic devices
Use a plain cotton ball to apply rubbing alcohol on Television remotes, cell phones, tablets, telephones, video game controls, alarm clocks, and computers. Be sure to test each item in an inconspicuous area before wiping down the entire device.
Soak all your toothbrushes, each in their own solution of hydrogen peroxide for about 5 minutes. Rinse them thoroughly in cold water. Replace the toothbrushes when the illness is no longer present in the household.
You may need help to get through the season if you, yourself becomes sick. You should have a backup plan to make sure that your household is properly cleaned and cared for. A great option is to hire one of the top maid services in the Charlotte and Kannapolis area.
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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 services.
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