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5 Ways to Combat the Spread of the Flu in Your Home

The flu and cold season have arrived and many are getting sick. However, there are several ways you and I can take that may prevent colds and flu. One way is to control the humidity levels in our homes. Low humidity levels contribute to the spread of colds and flu. In addition, using a cool mist humidifier in your Greenwood home during winter months offers relief to coughs and congestion, especially for children.

Greenwood, IN | Sanitation StrategiesThink about using UV lights!

Using UV lights is another way to combat flu and colds. UV lights can inactivate bacteria and viruses. To use UV lights, spread the light over surfaces you want to clean. Leave the light on the surface for a certain amount of time. The bacteria and viruses will decrease quite substantially and that will stop the spread of bacteria and viruses.

Purchase an air Purifier

Purchasing an air purifier is another way to combat flu and colds. Disinfectants work well in killing bacteria and viruses on floors, faucets, and countertops; however, it is also important to ensure that the air you breathe in your home is pure and clean.

This can be done by using a portable air purifier in rooms where you spend most of your time. Choose one that has a HEPA filter. Air purifiers remove tiny microbes in the air which reduce harmful airborne germs such as cold and flu viruses. They also reduce pollen, dust, mold spores, pet dander and smoke particles.

Apply Disinfectants!

Of course, disinfecting surfaces is another way to combat nasty colds and flu. Areas that need disinfecting are TV remote, doorknobs and the surface of your computer and family tablet. Be sure to use a registered disinfectant; one that has been approved by the EPA. In addition, always follow the instructions on the product label.

Wash your Linens!

One other way is to wash your linens, your washcloths, blankets, and towels. Some may not know it, but the flu virus can survive on surfaces for several hours and sometimes longer on linens. Towels, bedding, and clothes should be washed with detergent in hot water and tumble dried on a hot setting. In addition, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water after you have handled them.

To conclude, prevent colds and flu by following one or more of the above steps. Don’t let a cold or flu invade your Greenwood home! Find out more ways to combat the flu in your Greenwood, IN home. Call Johnson Heating and Cooling, Inc. at (317) 881-7738, and get the quality services you deserve.