Yes, it’s that time again get the tissues out, hand sanitizers, and cold medicine on hand. Did you know that you could take many step in your own home to reduce the spread of germs? One is by having a professional house cleaning service maintain the cleanliness in your home.
According to an article at spotlessnewengland.com, “How to Decrease the Germs in Your Home”
“Unfortunately when summer ends and the Fall season settles in everyone is exposed to more germs and those nasty germs can easily be brought back home and spread around. You know what happens next. The sniffles, the coughs, and the trips to the doctor, feeling worn out, and all the stuff that goes along with getting coughs and colds.
Follow these six tips to reduce the spread of germs in your household and the chances of getting season coughs and colds.
Tips for Keeping Your Home and Family Germ Free this Fall
Wash and Sanitize Your Hands More Often
Wash hands more frequently. You can prevent the spread of many germs just by washing your hands. So do it often. Place hand sanitizer on the kitchen counter and on every bathroom counter to encourage everyone in your home to use it often. Use hand sanitizer before, after, and in between trips to the bathroom, trips outside the house, and trips to the fridge. You get the idea.
Don’t Share Bathroom Towels
Don’t share hand towels in the bathroom. Keep a stack of small hand towels on the counter or next to the counter in each of your bathrooms and encourage everyone to use a clean towel each time they use the bathroom. Or you can assign each member of your household a designated hand towel if you don’t like the idea of only using a towel once before it goes in the wash. The important point is to not share towels and the germs that inevitably end up on them.
Keep The Kitchen Clean
Wipe down kitchen counters after every use and keep your kitchen sink and counters free of dirty dishes. All kinds of nasty germs end up in the kitchen, which is often one of the most used rooms in a household. Food, sticky hands, and dirty dishes all contribute to the spread of germs in the kitchen. Get in the habit of wiping down the counters, sink, and faucets often to keep the germs away.” To read the entire article click here.