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Cleaning during flu season

Cleaning and disinfecting your home during cold and flu season is crucial to prevent the spread of illness. Here are some tips to help you effectively clean and disinfect your living spaces:

1. Gather Your Supplies:

Before you start, gather the necessary cleaning and disinfecting supplies. You'll need disinfectant wipes, disinfectant sprays, cleaning cloths, disposable gloves, and trash bags.

2. Focus on High-Touch Surfaces:

Concentrate your cleaning efforts on high-touch surfaces where germs can easily spread. These include doorknobs, light switches, faucets, remote controls, phones, and countertops.

3. Clean First:

Start by cleaning surfaces with soap and water to remove dirt and grime. Use a microfiber cloth or sponge to scrub surfaces thoroughly. Pay special attention to areas that are frequently touched.

4. Use the Right Disinfectant:

Choose a disinfectant that is effective against the flu virus and follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper use. Many disinfectants require surfaces to remain wet for a specific amount of time to be effective, so be sure to follow these guidelines.

5. Disinfect Regularly:

During cold and flu season, aim to disinfect high-touch surfaces daily, especially if someone in your household is sick. You can also disinfect objects like cell phones and laptops.

6. Don't Forget the Bathroom:

The bathroom is a common source of germs. Regularly clean and disinfect toilet handles, faucets, and bathroom counters.

7. Wash Bedding and Linens:

Wash bedding, pillowcases, and towels frequently in hot water to kill germs and viruses. Use the hottest water setting recommended for the fabric.

8. Ventilation is Key:

Proper ventilation can help reduce the concentration of indoor air pollutants, including germs. Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate, and run exhaust fans to remove airborne particles.

9. Use Disposable Tissues and Hand Hygiene:

Encourage proper hand hygiene among family members. Use disposable tissues and remind everyone to cover their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of used tissues immediately.

10. Replace Toothbrushes:

- If someone in your household is sick, consider replacing their toothbrush after they recover to avoid reinfection.

11. Consider Air Purifiers:

- Air purifiers with HEPA filters can help remove airborne particles, including viruses and bacteria, from the air. Place them in common areas and bedrooms.

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