House Cleaning Secrets for Virus Prevention

We continue to hear the importance of washing our hands frequently, avoiding touching our face, staying at home if you’re sick, and social distancing. Yet germs can still find a way into homes. These house cleaning tips will help stop the spread of germs in your home.

Disinfect Light Switches and Doorknobs

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Everyone touches them, multiple times every day. Use disinfectant wipes as part of your house cleaning routine and include a wipe down of your light switches and doorknobs (inside and outside the house) to minimize the spread of germs and help prevent getting sick.

Be Mindful of Handbags and Backpacks

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Think about the different places you set your purse (or where your kids set their backpacks) before coming into the house. Have those same bags ever ended up on the kitchen table or the kitchen countertop? Be mindful of the many different places your bags travel and frequently clean your handbag and kids’ backpacks using a cleaner safe for the bag’s material. Also, designate a place for bags to be left (like in a storage bench or closet by the front door) to prevent them from ending up on a table or countertop. This can help keep germs they’ve picked up from spreading throughout your home.

TV Remote, Electronics, and Mobile Devices

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TV remotes easily pick up germs because they are so commonly handled by various members of the family. Think back to how many times you’ve enjoyed a salty snack like chips or popcorn while watching your favorite show. You can easily contract a virus as your hands go to the remote, to your snack, to your mouth. Use disinfecting wipes that are safe for electronics to clean your TV remotes, and don’t forget about the smartphones, tablets, and keyboard and mouse in the house as well.

Implement these cleaning tips in and around your home to prevent getting the flu or cold this virus season. Your healthy family will appreciate it. For more tips on preventing illness, visit or learn more about our house disinfection services.