Flu Season: Prevention Tips
Sneezing. Sniffling. Aching. Fever. It might seem that the flu season should be wrapping up. This year’s flu season is up there with some of the worst recorded today. All states in the US have reported wide-spread flu activity this season – except Hawaii. The flu spreads and strikes quickly, but you’re not completely defenseless.
When it comes to flu prevention, we’ve got 5 tips for you – and they all involve the place where you likely spend your time: your home.
Wash your hands!
One of the single most important things you can do to prevent the spread of the flu virus is to wash your hands. A great habit to get into is washing your hands first thing when you get home. This will help to minimize the influx of viruses and bacteria that you may be carrying.
Change your dishtowels regularly, or use paper towel
You and your family share more than you might realize. Stop sharing germs by making sure that you launder your towels regularly, or better yet, use disposable paper towels to minimize germ transfer from person to person.
Take out your humidifier
Might sound strange, but the flu virus doesn’t thrive in humid, warm environments, so up your defense by utilizing your humidifier.
Wipe down all hard surfaces
Flu germs float in the air, but they have to land somewhere! Disinfect hard surfaces like counter tops, handles, faucets, light switches, etc.
Look at your home from ‘Kid-Level’
Be sure to wipe down and disinfect areas your children have access to, including those cabinets you may have overlooked during your cleaning, or the floors they may be crawling on.
Follow these tips and stay healthy this flu season, and as always, we’re here “Ready for whatever happens” should you need a little help cleaning!