Holiday guests are gone, but they left something... - Royal LePage State Realty Brokerage

Holiday guests are gone, but they left something...

29 December 2016
RLP State

The company has come and gone! I bet they left some germs, too! Seems like everyone has some kind of flu and cold bug going around. Here are some cleaning tips to get rid of the virus in your home:

Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects.

Studies have found that cold and flu bacteria can survive on surfaces for up to eight hours. For proper flu prevention, wipe down all communal surfaces on a daily basis. This means doorknobs, tablets, countertops, remotes, the toilet flusher, bed side tables and anything else you can think of. And don't forget your phone! Use a disinfectant to wipe down the most used surfaces in your home on a routine basis to prevent germs from overstaying their welcome.

Cold and flu season is usually in winter for a variety of reasons, but one big one is air doesn't circulate and becomes ripe with germs. Open your windows and get some fresh air in your home – even if it means making your home a little chilly. The sun is also a great sanitizer. Your windows are designed to block out the majority of UV rays from the sun. But those same UV rays that cause sunburns also cause the same type of disruption to viruses, bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Shared towels or cups in the bathrooms are an easy way for cold germs to spread. Think about going disposable for a week if someone in your house is sick

Eighty percent of phones in homes that have a child with the flu have the flu virus on them, wipe them down, too!

The remote control. It's one of the most touched and least cleaned items in your house. Get them bleached!