How to Keep Your Home Clean During Flu Season

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Flu season can be a stressful time of year, as we worry about getting sick and spreading germs to our loved ones.

While you may not be able to entirely avoid getting the sniffles, there are several simple steps you can take to keep your home clean and healthy during flu season and avoid spreading the germs.

By following these tips, you can keep yourself and your family healthy.

Keep sickness at bay with these tips

Keeping your home clean and hygienic doesn’t have to be difficult, here are some of our professional cleaning tips.

Tip #1: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

Frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, and countertops can harbour germs and viruses.

To keep these surfaces clean, use a disinfectant cleaner and wipe them down regularly. It’s important to read the label and follow the instructions carefully to ensure that the disinfectant is effective. You may also want to consider using disinfectant wipes or sprays that are specifically designed to kill germs and viruses.

In addition to the usual suspects, don’t forget about other frequently touched items like remote controls, computer keyboards and mice, and cell phones. These items are often overlooked, but they can harbor just as many germs as the more obvious surfaces.

Tip #2: Wash your hands regularly

Washing your hands regularly is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially before eating, after using the restroom, and after being in public places. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Make sure everyone in your household is on board with regular hand washing. Encourage children to wash their hands frequently and remind them to wash their hands after playing outside or touching animals.

Tip #3: Practice good respiratory etiquette

Coughing and sneezing can spread germs, so be sure to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Also, avoid touching your face, as this can transfer germs from your hands to your mouth, nose, and eyes. If you’re feeling under the weather, stay home and avoid close contact with others to prevent the spread of germs.

If you have someone in your household who is sick, try to keep them isolated in a separate room and bathroom if possible. Provide them with tissues, hand sanitiser, and other necessities to make them as comfortable as possible.

Tip #4: Maintain a clean and healthy environment

Factors such as humidity, temperature, and ventilation can affect the spread of germs. To maintain a healthy home environment, make sure to change air filters regularly, use a humidifier to keep the air moist, and open windows to improve ventilation. Keeping the temperature between 16 to 21 degrees Celsius can also help prevent the spread of germs.

Regular cleaning is also important for maintaining a healthy home environment. In addition to disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, be sure to vacuum carpets and rugs, mop floors, and wipe down cabinets and drawers. Don’t forget to clean bedding and linens regularly as well.

If you haven’t done a clean for a while, it may be worth doing a deep clean of the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen, as these places can be breeding grounds for germs and bacteria.

Tip #5: Stay home if you are sick

If you are sick, it’s important to stay home to prevent the spread of germs. Create a sick room in your home with a separate bathroom if possible and be sure to seek medical attention if necessary.

Tip #6: Boost your immune system

In addition to cleaning and disinfecting your home, there are steps you can take to boost your immune system and reduce your risk of getting sick. Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly can all help strengthen your immune system. You may also want to consider taking a multivitamin or other immune-boosting supplements, but be sure to talk to your doctor first.

Tip #7: Consider hiring a professional cleaning service

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the task of keeping your home clean during flu season, consider hiring a professional cleaning service. A reputable cleaning service like us here at Pristine Home can provide you with a deep, thorough cleaning that targets germs and viruses. We can also offer tips and advice for maintaining a clean and healthy home environment year-round.

Hiring a cleaning service can also be a time-saver, freeing up your schedule to focus on other important tasks or simply relax and recharge. And with the added benefit of a clean and healthy home environment, you may find that you’re better able to handle the stresses of flu season.

Avoid getting sick with our help

Flu season can be a challenging time, but there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy. By cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, washing your hands regularly, practicing good respiratory etiquette, maintaining a clean and healthy environment, staying home if you’re sick, boosting your immune system, and considering hiring a professional cleaning service, you can reduce your risk of getting sick and help prevent the spread of germs.

If you’re looking for a professional cleaning service in Sydney, then look no further than us here at Pristine Home. Our services are available Sydney-wide with flexible options that you can tailor to suit your needs.

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