Flu season is not only inconvenient for many but it can be extremely dangerous. The flu virus is easy to transmit and you can pass it on to your children, other family members, friends, and co-workers long before you know you are sick. Delaware Public Media has recently shared that the number of confirmed flu cases statewide remains the highest it’s been in over a decade. The Department of Public Health reports that as of March 25, there are 3,715 laboratory-confirmed cases in Delaware of flu this season. Not only that, flu-related deaths in Delaware are now at 14 this season! Many Delaware residents are asking themselves, How can I avoid getting sick? With the home and office being prime breeding grounds for bacteria and germs, homeowners, employers, and concerned individuals may want to look into a professional cleaning service to help.
Having a regular house cleaning or office cleaning during flu season can minimize the number of germs and bacteria dramatically. The flu virus can't be stopped but it can be managed and avoided. Did you know that flu viruses can survive on hard surfaces for up to 48 hours? Think of all the surfaces you come into contact with at work and home. You can't be germ-obsessed, washing your hands after every interaction! You also can't inflict that kind of behavior on your family members. You will breathe easier knowing professionals are disinfecting all possible problem areas and making sure your home is sparkling clean. The most effective way to prevent the flu is to stop the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses. Professional cleaning services specialize in sanitation and disinfection, exactly what you need to ensure a healthy household and workspace.
If you want to tackle the big clean on your own follow these three steps: clean, disinfect, and sanitize. Make sure you target the appliances, furniture, and household items that you come into contact with the most often. It is crucial to continuously do routine cleaning and disinfecting throughout the house or office. Even your cleaning equipment will need cleaning! Using disposables, such as disinfectant wipes and replaceable mop pads will also help.
Many people do not have the time or the energy to give their home or office the continuous clean it needs to be flu free! Commercial cleaners and private professional cleaning services have the knowledge, experience, and products to get the job done right. With the flu affecting so many people in Delaware, and even causing a handful of fatalities, it is something that should be dealt with properly to protect you and your loved ones.