Home Cleaning Tips to Protect Your Family During Flu Season

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With so much talk about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also important to remember other potential health risks your family might be facing during flu season. The good news is that many of the preventive techniques for minimizing the risk of COVID-19 also work to reduce the spread of the flu and the common cold.

Are you taking preventive measures to clean and disinfect your home this season? Here are a few essential tips to help:

Sanitizing Surfaces and High-Touch Areas

Get rid of the germs by keeping high-touch areas clean and sanitized. Use quality cleaning products for the most touched areas in your home, especially before and after you have friends coming to visit:

  • Faucets, shower, and toilet
  • Door handles
  • Countertops
  • Big appliances and cabinet handles
  • Electronics, including TV remotes and computers

You can wipe everything down as often as you’d like. Also, consider bringing in a professional cleaning team to help with sanitizing and deep cleaning the home.

Should You Use Antibacterial Cleaners?

Most cleaning solutions you find at the store advertise antibacterial benefits. While this marketing term seems like a good idea, the truth is that the flu and COVID are actually viral illnesses. So, you don’t necessarily need antibacterial products.

Harsh cleaning chemicals can bring toxicity into your home, resulting in other health concerns. Instead of using these strong, toxic chemicals, it’s better to find natural solutions for cleaning and disinfecting.

For example, there’s no need to buy antibacterial wipes at the grocery store. Not only are these products over-priced, but you can make your own, safer disinfecting solution. Water, vinegar, and essential oil are an effective combination for green cleaning, and can be used on most hard surfaces with a reusable and washable cleaning cloth.

These ingredients protect your family because of the natural disinfecting properties in the vinegar and essential oils. Plus, you can avoid the harsh chemicals in traditional cleaning products.

Professional Cleaning Services

It feels great to come home to a clean living space! If you are interested in enjoying the benefits of professional cleaning services, then call our team at MaidPro of Temecula/Murrieta: (951) 506-6100.