As we are in full bloom in the flu and cold season now, it is important to keep your home and family clean and healthy. The following Dial-A-Maid cleaning tips will assist you and your loved ones to stay healthy throughout this season.
* Wash your hands with regular soap and warm water for 20 seconds, several times per day. The FDA has recently cracked down on antibacterial soap manufacturers, believing that the risks of long term use of antibacterial soap is possibly greater than the benefit.Using antibacterial soaps does not reduce your risk of getting sick or passing germs along to others, according to the FDA.
* Cough into your elbow. According to the CDC, it is best to cough or sneeze into a tissue, but when none is available, cough into your elbow, not your hands. This will help prevent the spread of germs.
* Be diligent about cleaning and disinfecting the surfaces in your home. Germs are rampant in the winter, with all the closed windows and doors. Spray your surfaces with Isopropyl alcohol or white vinegar, like counter tops and tables, and wipe down surfaces llike remote controls,phones, arm chairs, door knobs, computer keyboards, light switches, and other frequently touched items in your home. This is enough to get rid of germs. The use of harsh chemicals are not necessary, as they are frequently misused anyway, creating super germs.
* Wash out trash cans. Used tissues and other such contaminated items are thrown into trash cans, so when you empty them out, give them a good washing.