There’s been a lot of grumbling about COVID rearing its ugly head again, right around the same time flu season is about to start while RSV has been making an unwelcome comeback too. Regularly washing your hands is the best way to reduce the spread of germs, but now that school’s back in session, the kids can quickly spread them once they get home each day from school. To lessen the chance of your family coming down with one (or all) of these nasty bugs this fall, disinfecting the high-touch areas in your home can help.

In the Kitchen

Appliance knobs. Surfaces include coffee makers, stove tops, refrigerators, countertops, and sinks. Studies have shown that kitchens have more bacteria than anywhere in the house, including the bathroom, and bringing groceries in from the store could expose your household to serious illness. Using an all-purpose disinfecting cleaner with a wet rag is fine, but be sure to rinse it with a clean rag.

In the Bathroom

When cleaning the bathroom, like in the kitchen, pay special attention to all exposed surfaces. Make sure to clean and disinfect countertops as well as the toilet handle and seat. Leave a spray in the bathroom to encourage use after each visit.

The Rest of the House

You might be surprised to find handbags on the list, but they’ve been everywhere you have, picking up germs along the way. Throughout the rest of the house, regularly use disinfectant spray on game controllers, doorknobs, drawer handles, light switches, and remotes.

Everywhere Else

We also have to be conscious of our surroundings outside the home. If you keep a pack of sanitizing wipes in the car, use them daily on the steering wheel, your credit cards, keys, and even your glasses. When you go grocery shopping, take advantage of the kiosks that offer hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes for the shopping carts.

Nobody likes to be sick. Keeping your environment clean and regularly disinfected can prevent your family’s exposure to serious illness this upcoming cold and flu season. Let us help get you started with a deep cleaning of your home. Give us a call for your free estimate.