Think about everything you and others in your home touch. Doorknobs, the refrigerator door, table and counter tops, knobs on the faucet, the remote control and you can’t forget your sheets and pillow. Face it – everything, at some point, gets touched. Unfortunately, if the areas are not properly cleaned the germs will continue to spread. Germs live on surfaces and spread because of skin contact. You may not know this, but the flu virus can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours. The question of how often you should disinfect your house depends on the exposed areas and how frequently they come in contact with people.
When it comes to cleanliness and germs, you may think you’re covered or perhaps you don’t. Either way it’s important to educate yourself and get familiar with the basic dos and don’ts of de-germing.