How to disinfect your house of the flu bug.The flu is one of those things that seems to linger long after it’s actually gone away, doesn’t it? Since the flu is so contagious (you’re contagious before you show symptoms!) it’s tough to really know when you’re actually done fighting the bug.

The best way to put an end to your time with the flu is to give your home a thorough cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. That way, any flu bugs that are hiding in your house are killed and you can breathe easy knowing your home is flu-free!

Of course, to be truly thorough with your flu cleaning, we recommend booking a cleaning. We’ll make sure to get into every nook and cranny so you can be flu-free in no time!

Why You Need to Clean, Disinfect, and Sanitize

You can think of cleaning as, well, cleaning. It’s just getting rid of dirt and dust in your home so that you can enjoy a more sanitary space.

Take that up to the next level with disinfecting. It’s essentially germ killing and an incredibly important part of getting rid of the flu bug in your home.

You can double-down on all of that by also sanitizing, which is the nitty-gritty part of the process. It gets rid of viruses, so you can think of sanitizing as you would think of hospitals—necessary and good for your health. 

The Supplies You Need to Get Rid of the Flu Bug in Your Home

The flu virus is spread mostly through coming in contact with surfaces that someone with the flu recently touched. With that in mind, gather these supplies:

  • Gloves
  • Sanitizing spray
  • Paper towels
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Vacuum

In addition, you may want to consider using our SteraMist™ services. It’s a portable device that’s extremely effective at killing viruses and pathogens. So much so that it’s commonly used in  hospitals!

Start by cleaning areas that you come in contact with quite a bit, such as door handles and counters.

Use the gloves to keep your hands covered while you clean so that you can reduce the chances that you’ll pick the germs up again. Use the sanitizing spray and paper towels on surfaces like counters and tables, save disinfecting wipes for places like door handles and knobs. 

If you don’t already have one, it’s helpful to buy a touch-free garbage can so that you can throw things away without adding germs to your home!

Finally, make sure to vacuum your upholstery and carpets, because those soft surfaces can be a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses! If you have the time, we recommend scheduling a carpet cleaning so that we can get in there for you and make sure everything is thoroughly sanitized!

Breathe Easier

Once your home is thoroughly cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected, make sure to cover your bases outside your home, too! We recommend using hand sanitizer regularly, washing your hands frequently, and continuing to clean, disinfect, and sanitize your home’s commonly-used surfaces (doorknobs, counters, railings, remotes, etc).

Make sure to give us a call when you’re ready so that we can come and make sure all the flu bugs are taken out of your carpet!