Disinfect Your Home After Having the Flu with These Tips
It’s that time of the year again. The flu and other viruses are in full swing. Anyone of your family members or roommates can contract the flu at any time, and just because the symptoms are gone doesn’t mean you should forgo caution. Know how to keep the virus from spreading to another member of your home with these helpful tips from D’s Cleaning Service.
How to Disinfect Properly
It can be tricky to know where to start and what cleaning products to use. Products labeled as a disinfectant are the best choice because they attack the virus itself to stop it from spreading. Using disinfectant sprays and disposable towels is the best method. Sponges and cloths can spread viruses to other surfaces or even other areas of the house.
Five Items and Areas to Disinfect After Having the Flu
One of the first items you should tackle after a wave of illness has spread throughout the home is your bedding. Switch out dirty bedding and pillowcases for clean ones and put the dirty ones through the wash with hot water and detergent for a thorough clean. Use high heat settings for the dryer as well to help kill any lingering germs.
- Communal Areas (Kitchen, Bathroom, Living Room)
Cleaning shared spaces in a home should be another top priority after the flu hits. Surface areas of the kitchen, bathroom, and living room should be a main focus. Disinfectant should be sprayed on those surfaces and all furniture. Make sure to do a little bit of detail work in each of these areas. For instance, take the time to disinfect the TV remote that everyone touches in the living room.
- Door Knobs and Light Switches
Cleaning and disinfecting the doorknobs and light switches in a home are a critical part of getting rid of a contagious, persistent virus. Take a disinfectant wipe to these items in all parts of the house, as well as any cabinet handles in the kitchen and bathroom.
- Electronic Devices
Phones and other handheld electronic devices can be a hub for viruses. All you need to do to kill any germs on your devices is take a disinfectant wipe to them for a quick clean without damaging your device.
- Kid’s Toys
If your child was sick with the flu or any other contagious virus, it’s a good call to clean any toys and areas they play in. This includes their stuffed animals! Toss Teddy in the laundry for a delicate machine wash for a good-as-new clean.
Call D’s Cleaning for a Deep Residential Clean After the Flu
Need a deeper clean after the flu hits your home? D’s Cleaning Service offers a professional all-over residential cleaning with high-grade disinfectants and equipment. Let us give you peace of mind after a contagious illness comes through your home. Call today at 225-572-9497!