Flu Season: Essential Cleaning List to Prevent Sickness in the Home

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Now that the holidays are over, most families are back to their normal schedules with work and school. But, January tends to be a time when people get sick. Whether a coworker brings a head cold into the office or one of the kids picks up the flu from a schoolmate, it is important that you are proactive to protect the health of your family.

You can’t avoid exposure at work or school, especially during flu season. But, you can be careful to sanitize your home and prevent the spread of common viruses and bacterial infections.

Cleaning Your Home to Prevent the Spread of Illness

One of the best things that you can do is to stay proactive with your efforts to keep your home clean. Sanitizing the commonly used surfaces will reduce the likelihood that the illness will pass among family members.

These are a few essential areas that should be scrubbed and disinfected regularly:

  • Door handles
  • Faucets, toilet, and shower
  • Refrigerator door and other big appliances
  • Electronics, such as computers and TV remotes

The easiest solution is to have a professional cleaning team take care of the deep cleaning. You can schedule these services once or twice a month to stay ahead of the grime and eliminate potential pathogens that could be harmful.

Safe Ways to Clean Your Home

Most people assume that they need to use antibacterial cleaners to avoid illness. But, you might rethink your approach. Instead of using harsh chemicals in your home, look for natural solutions to disinfect and protect your family at the same time.

For example, you can skip the anti-bacterial surface wipes from the grocery store. Instead, use a combination of water, vinegar, and a few drops of essential oil. This solution can be applied to most hard surfaces, and you just need to wipe it up with a good cleaning cloth. These ingredients have natural disinfecting properties, without the dangers of harsh cleaning chemicals.

If you need help with deep cleaning in your home, call our team to learn more about the services that are offered. You can call Trish Duarte and Ed Kennedy at MaidPro of Temecula/Murrieta at (951) 506-6100