It is no secret that illness is a big topic of discussion right now. We are in the midst of flu season, hoping these warmer days help relieve the transfer of it. I thought it would be a good idea to go over how to properly disinfect your home during cold/flu season. There may be a lot of unknowns right now, but we do know that properly disinfecting spaces can help prevent the spread of disease.
First things first, when preparing to disinfect surfaces in your home, check the bottle of cleaner that you are using. Not all cleaners kill viruses. Many of them are created to kill bacteria, which is probably what most of us use during our regular cleaning routine. The bottle will clearly state if the disinfectant is effective at fighting viruses. Be sure to check and make sure you are using the correct product.
Think about what items you are using to wipe up the disinfectant. Paper towels or disinfectant wipes are the best way to go. With disinfectant wipes, you get the added protection because the disinfectant is left on the surface and it continues to fight any viruses on the surface.
One of the most forgotten about items in a home, when it comes to disinfecting, is the remote. Almost everyone in the home touches it and it rarely gets cleaned. Remember to take that disinfectant wipe over the remote next time you are cleaning things up. And don't forget to disinfect your cellphone while you are at it!
I hope you find these tips helpful and that the flu passes over your home this season.
For more tips on what surfaces you should regularly disinfect, click here.