Nov 2, 2018

Protect Your Family With These Post-Flu Cleaning Tips

Winter is almost here and with it the dreaded flu season. While it’s difficult to predict when the flu season will come or go, in most cases it begins somewhere between October and early November and can last until May.

Of course, the flu is not the only transmittable disease. Dangerous microbes are always on a prowl and if you live with your family, the disease can catch up to every single family member. Unless you stop it.

If you want to save your family members from catching whatever has been bugging you for the past week or so, you have to make a cleaning checklist in order to make sure your home is germ-free. Germs are always multiplying and waiting for someone to infect.

In this article, we are going to share some of the professional post-flu cleaning tips we received from Maids of Jacksonville, an experienced cleaning company. Read on to learn what you can do to cut disease down before it strikes from reputable house cleaning maids.

The Bedroom

When we are sick, we often stay in bed. This makes us feel better but also helps contaminate the bedroom. Fortunately, it does not have to stay that way.

First, you need to disinfect all the light switches, bedside tables, door handles and other surfaces you frequently touched. You can use a store disinfectant or a homemade vinegar cleaning remedy.

Make sure to wipe down all these surfaces with a microfiber cloth. Then proceed to clean all the other door handles, light switches and surfaces you touched throughout the house.

One thing you need to pay more attention to are the beddings and blankets. Sick people tend to sweat more, meaning you will have to wash all the sheets and blankets after you’ve gotten better. Make sure to leave nothing behind and use the highest appropriate temperature for the fabrics.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is also a fertile breeding ground for germs, as some people with the flu tend to develop a strong appetite (while for others, the opposite is true). Again, make sure to disinfect any areas you’ve come in contact with such as the fridge door handle, drawers, and cabinets and other surfaces.

You can use store disinfectants or disinfectant wipes as well as a home-made remedy or the steam cleaner. Let the cleaner sit on the surface for a while before wiping it away with a microfiber cloth.

The Bathroom

The bathroom is always a high-risk area, especially if you or any of your family members were sick. Since your entire family shares this area, the chance to infect other members of the family is extremely high. That said, make sure to thoroughly clean the entire bathroom including the toilet, the sink, the flush handle, door and vanity handles and other areas you frequently touched. Make sure to also wash all the used towels.

Electronic Devices and Appliances

One thing most people tend to forget is disinfecting the electronic devices shared by all the family members. This includes TV remotes, mobile phones, keyboards, computers and other devices your sick family members touched. If you haven’t cleaned these devices in a while, now is a good chance to use a disinfectant wipe or a slightly damp microfiber cloth to clean them. Make sure to take care not to get any water or alcohol near the electronic core of the device.

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