Importance of Cleaning With a Cold or The Flu
The topic of colds and flu has been circulating through all media platforms and has filled up our newsfeeds and minds with all different forms of panic.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has now sent many people into ultimate states of frenzy with buying unseen amounts of toilet paper and stocking up on vitamins and hand sanitizer. But are you taking the next step to ensure that you are keeping your home sanitized and disinfected as well?
The Norovirus (AKA the virus that causes the stomach flu) can survive on an unclean carpet for a month or even longer. A simple carpet cleaning, that takes no time out of your day when you hire a professional could be a major help factor in keeping your family healthy through this trying season of colds and flu.
Sanitization and disinfecting are also very different and knowing the difference can aid you in your cleaning practices. Sanitization is reducing contamination or bacteria to a safe level while disinfecting is eliminating everything on a particular surface. Think of sanitizing as lowering the level of germs on a surface, while disinfecting is eliminating all of them. Sanitizing is a little more gentle than disinfecting, which can be powerful and often uses strong chemicals.
If you are finding that you want to give your home a little more of a boost of cleanliness, contact Corner 2 Corner Cleaning & Restoration. Let's talk about cleaning up your indoor air quality to eliminate airborne germs, bacteria, and spores. And you shouldn't forget about your carpets and air duct systems as well, they house a lot of bacteria and it takes a professional to get them clean properly to maintain a healthy environment to live in.
When doing your routine cleaning around your home or office target these areas:
- High-touch areas such as door handles, phones, remotes, light switches, and bathroom fixtures.
- Horizontal surfaces such as countertops, kitchen tables, desktops, and other places where cough droplets could land frequently.
The most important factors to disinfecting are to clean frequently and thoroughly and to use the cleaning product correctly! A one-time "deep clean" is not effective enough to keep germs and bacteria away permanently.
The health of you and your family is so vital, contact C2C for any questions you have and how we can help you today.