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Preventing the Flu: Essential Cleaning Tips

December 6, 2023

As the final weeks of autumn give way to winter in Belgium, we not only prepare for lower temperatures, but also for the impending flu season. This time of year brings with it an increase in flu cases, making it essential to adopt preventive measures, especially regarding cleaning and hygiene in our homes. Here are some valuable cleaning tips to help keep your family safe and healthy during the winter months.

1. Disinfection of High-Touch Surfaces

The flu virus can survive on surfaces for a considerable amount of time, making the disinfection of high-touch areas in your home crucial. Regularly clean and sanitize doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, and keyboards to minimize the risk of spreading the virus.

2. Proper Ventilation

Despite the cold, it's essential to keep your home well-ventilated. Briefly opening your windows daily can help to circulate fresh air and reduce the concentration of airborne viruses.

3. Maintenance of Air and Heating Filters

Heating systems are notorious for circulating dust and allergens. Regular cleaning or replacing air and heating filters ensures cleaner air and reduces the potential for flu viruses to spread.

4. Use of Humidifiers

Dry winter air can exacerbate the spread of the flu virus. Using a humidifier helps maintain optimal humidity levels in your home, creating an environment less conducive to the survival of the virus.

5. Cleaning of Fabrics

Items such as bedding, curtains, and carpets can be hotspots for germs. Washing these fabrics regularly in hot water can eliminate viruses and provide a deeper clean.

6. Personal Hygiene

In addition to maintaining a clean home environment, personal hygiene plays a crucial role in flu prevention. Regular handwashing and avoiding touching your face are simple yet effective practices.

At InPlace, we're dedicated to helping you keep your home clean and safe throughout the flu season. Our professional cleaning services offer you the assurance of a thoroughly sanitized living space, perfect for the winter months.

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