Cleaning the Flu Away: A Visual Guide on Making Your Home Flu Free

Winter solstice is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere. And, although there are plenty of outdoor winter activities to explore, the shorter days of winter often means that you and your loved ones spend more time indoors. Indoor activities naturally means more exposure to the germs that cause the flu virus. Research shows that these nasty germs can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. Keeping your home clean and free of germs during the winter season is an important task.

Tools and Tips for Conscious Cleaning:

1. Choose non-toxic cleaning products

To safely and effectively eliminate the germs that cause the flu virus choose non-toxic Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved cleaning products that are designed specifically for the influenza A virus. Non-toxic cleaning products help to reduce the influx of poisons and toxins in your home, your office and the planet.

2. Eliminate and protect

Eliminate cleaning products that use harsh toxic chemicals. Those that come with the warnings: ‘poison’, ‘danger’, ‘warning’, or ‘caution’, on the label are products that are toxic to harsh on the environment. Toxic chemicals are harmful for you, your family, and our exquisite planet.

3. Clean all surfaces often

Begin by cleaning surfaces that are obviously dirty or moldy including doorknobs, light-switches, countertops and railings, phones, desks and keyboards, bedding, and your children’s toys.

4. Separate and eliminate

When you or a beloved family member is sick with the flu it is important to make certain to launder ALL of the clothing and bedding items of the sick family member in separate loads using an EPA approved antibacterial/antiviral detergent. This will help to eliminate cross-contamination and naturally improve the well-being of your entire family.

5. Hire a professional cleaning team

Find a healthy home and office cleaning company that is on the leading edge, utilizing eco-friendly processes and products. They would provide you with ecologically responsible cleaning that is safe for the you, your family, and your beloved pets while still achieving great results.

Check out the below infographic from Clean Conscience for more in depth tips on keeping your house flu-free.

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