Keep Your Home Safe During Flu Season with These Cleaning Tips

Flu season is upon us, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease predicts this virus to cause one of the worst outbreaks we’ve seen in a while. Short of quarantining yourself, you’re probably already doing anything and everything in your power to stay healthy. While you can’t help but be exposed to all sorts of contaminants while you’re outdoors, you can ensure that this nasty virus stands no chance in your home with tips from your local Philadelphia cleaning company.

Doorknobs

What’s the last thing we touch on our way out the door and our first point of contact when we come home? The doorknob. Each room in your house has at least two doorknobs that your whole family touches numerous times a day. Doorknobs aren’t regularly cleaned, which means they’re filled with dangerous germs and bacteria. Make sure to wipe them down at least once a week with disinfecting wipes.

Electronics

If you took a look around your home right now, you would probably find multiple people using some type of electronic device. Nowadays, phones travel with us everywhere we go — from the bathroom, to work, to public transport, etc. Yet, they’re rarely, if ever, cleaned properly, so they host millions of germs. Use a microfiber cloth and a gentle water/rubbing alcohol solution to clean your phone without damaging it.

Sheets and Blankets

You spend about one-third of your day in bed (if you sleep the doctor-recommended amount), so any germs that live on you can easily transfer to your bedsheets. When your body is trying to fight a serious disease, the last thing it needs is to lie in a bed full of bacteria. Make sure you change your sheets often, washing them in hot water.

The Bathroom

Unless everyone at home has a private bathroom, your bathroom faucets and towels are probably responsible for spreading bacteria because everyone at home touches them before and after washing their hands, respectively. That’s why it’s important to clean your bathroom from top to bottom with effective cleaning solutions.

If your whole family is recovering from being sick, your home might feel like a giant cesspool of bacteria. That’s when a professional home cleaning service from Philadelphia’s trusted cleaning pros will help feel better in no time at all. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.