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Here are a few tips to keep things clean this winter …
  • Use soap: Be extra careful about hand washing with soap so you do not spread germs from room to room.
  • Disinfect high-touch areas: Routinely disinfect high touch areas such as door handles, TV remotes, and keyboards for all devices, such as tablets and laptops. Don’t forget all of your phones, including the landline and cell phones.
  • Dust germs away: Dust carries germs and grime, so wiping down with disinfecting solutions will not only make your house cleaner, but it will remove germs that can cause the common cold and flues. Look for places that dust settles, such as fan blades, window ledges, and walls to wipe away germs. Don’t forget to clean your light bulbs, which has the added benefit of brightening the house on these short winter days. Another thing to clean is the dust balls under furniture and in the corners of floors.
  • And dust some more: Dust more often, as your heating system circulates dust, dirt and germs.
  • Dry-mop: Keep mops handy to dry-mop floors regularly, especially around high-traffic areas of the house.
  • Clean windows: On warmer days, clean interior windows, another germ collector in your house.
  • Clean carpets: Deep clean your carpets every year to eliminate grime and germs. A good time of year to do this is after the holidays so any spills from your holiday celebrations will be washed away and start the new year out right.
  • Disinfect grout in the shower: Scrub the grout in your bathroom with a powerful disinfectant to remove germs that spread between family members.
  • Leave shoes at the door: Take your shoes off at the door. Think about all the places you walk and the germs that hitch hike into your home. Taking your shoes off will greatly reduce indoor pollutants.
  • Keep entryways extra clean: The best winter floor care program is to continue to clean and maintain floor surfaces with extra mopping and scrubbing around the entryways.