How To Keep Your Home Germ-Free This Flu Season
The scariest thing of the fall season isn’t the horror movies or scare festivals or gory costumes, the greatest scare of them all is the beginning of flu season.
Believe it or not, but once those temperatures start to drop, the higher the risk of getting the seasonal flu increases.
If you are like me, you’re not looking to getting sick this season because you have holidays to celebrate with your friends and family. You can’t make any incredible memories if you are sick in bed. So, to cut down those risks of getting sick, you want to do all you can to prevent getting the flu. Of course, there is keeping yourself healthy by getting your annual checkups with your primary doctor. But there is another preventative way to keep the common seasonal flu at bay: keeping your home germ-free.
Take a little look at the list below to help you know just how to keep your home germ free this upcoming flu season.
Believe it or not, but keeping your window tracks clean can prevent dust and dirt from entering your home and getting you sick. Especially if you are prone to allergies. Use a scrub brush to get into those small nooks and crannies and wipe it clean with a soapy, dampened microfiber cloth.
You touch these items every day, and it enters your mouth, so keeping these clean is a big must. Drawers can collect dirt and germs from everyday debris like hands and loose foods, and most people don’t notice the crumbs that gather in the corners of the drawers. To keep yourself happy and healthy this season, make sure to thoroughly clean out those utensils drawers and give them a good wipe down.
Faucet spouts can harbor mold, bacteria, lime build-up, and even food particles. And most people often forget to clean them because they commonly believe that faucets are already clean. One way to know if your faucet is dirty is when your water looks murky or has an unusual taste. If your faucet falls into any of those categories, it requires a good cleaning. One way you can clean it is to replace the aerator or use a toothbrush dipped in vinegar or lime dissolver to scrub the faucet aerator. If your faucet is looking tired and worn and you are thinking of replacing it entirely, click HERE for more information.
In the rush of the morning hustle, people often don’t notice just how messy your toothbrush holder can get. They often miss the toothpaste crust that gathers on the holders and the stale, bacteria-infested water that collects at the bottle that can give off a terrible smell. Make sure to clean those holders out because no one would want to clean their teeth with a toothbrush that was resting in a dirty holder. Soak your holder in a solution of bleach and water before giving it a good scrub and make sure to let it fully dry upside down on a clean towel.
Knobs and Handles
These are one of the greatest germ spreaders there is; a hotbed of germs and nasty bugs. You and many others touch these all day and every day, so bacteria can easily jump onto your hands and get you sick within a second. So give all the knobs and handles in your home a good disinfecting with antibacterial wipes. From faucet handles to doorknobs to even light switches, don’t miss a single one if you really want to keep you and your family healthy this flu season. For replacement faucet handles, click HERE.