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Refreshing Your Home: A Guide to Post-Cold and Flu Season Cleaning for a Germ-Free Haven

Refreshing Your Home: A Guide to Post-Cold and Flu Season Cleaning for a Germ-Free Haven

It's time to channel our inner cleanliness gurus and create a fortress of germ-free bliss.

As the dreary days of cold and flu season comes to an end, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and give your home a thorough cleaning. But it’s not just about getting rid of dust and dirt; it’s about creating a germ-free home where you and your loved ones can thrive. In this guide, we will explore effective tips for cleaning after the cold and flu season, with a special focus on maintaining a germ-free environment that is also gentle on your natural stone surfaces.

Handling High-Touch Surfaces

One of the first steps in post-cold and flu season cleaning is to tackle high-touch surfaces. These are the areas in your home that tend to harbor the most germs and bacteria. Start by disinfecting commonly used surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, and countertops. Use a disinfectant spray or wipes that are specifically designed to kill viruses and bacteria. Pay extra attention to frequently used items like TV remotes, cell phones, and computer keyboards. But if you have natural stone surfaces in your home, such as granite or marble countertops, it’s important to be extra careful when cleaning them. Harsh chemicals, like many disinfectants, can damage these surfaces, so it’s best to opt for a gentle, yet effective, cleaning solution. Contact us for the best solution to disinfect your natural stone safely without damaging its beauty.

Deep Cleaning Carpets and Upholstery

Carpets and upholstery can harbor dust, allergens, and germs, making them a breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria. To deep clean your carpets, start by vacuuming thoroughly to remove any loose debris. Then, use a carpet cleaner or steam cleaner to sanitize and freshen up the fibers. Pay special attention to areas that are frequently used, such as living room furniture and bedroom carpets. If your upholstery is removable, consider throwing it in the washing machine or following the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning. For non-removable upholstery, use a fabric-safe disinfectant spray and a soft cloth to wipe down the surfaces. While you’re at it, remove any stains that may be visible with our Easy Oxy.

Keeping the Germ Free Air Clean and Fresh

In addition to cleaning surfaces, it’s also important to focus on the air quality in your home. During the cold and flu season, airborne viruses and bacteria can easily spread from person to person. To improve indoor air quality, open windows whenever possible to let in fresh air. You can also use an air purifier to filter out allergens and germs. Additionally, make sure to change your HVAC filters regularly to prevent the buildup of dust and contaminants.

Tips for Preventing Germs from Creating Future Illnesses

Cleaning after the cold and flu season is not just about getting rid of existing germs; it’s also about preventing future illnesses. Here are some tips to keep your home germ-free all year round:

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Try our marble safe hand soaps to keep your stone safe as well.
  2. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Be careful and don’t let this come into contact with your stone.
  3. Encourage your family members to cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing.
  4. Dispose of tissues properly and wash your hands afterward.
  5. Regularly clean and disinfect commonly used items and surfaces. Just remember that many disinfectants can damage natural stone.

Conclusion

Post-cold and flu season cleaning is a crucial step in maintaining a germ-free haven in your home. By following these effective tips, you can ensure that your natural stone surfaces, carpets, upholstery, and air remain clean and free from illness-causing germs. Remember, a clean and healthy home is the key to a happy and thriving family. So, grab your cleaning supplies and get ready to create a fresh and germ-free environment for you and your loved ones!