If you find yourself in fear of facing illness now that it’s back-to-school time, it’s for good reason. Germs, germs, germs! The sinks, telephone, electronic devices, children’s toys, doorknobs, especially to the bedrooms and bathrooms, are popular landing sites for virus and bacteria. If someone does get sick at home, disinfecting may need to occur daily. Alliance for Consumer Education breaks down the three primary methods used to fight germs when cleaning your bathroom, sinks, kitchen, or other areas in your home.

3 tips to keep germs from invading your home:

  • Disinfecting is the process in which a disinfectant kills nearly 100% of germs that contaminate a certain surface.
  • Sanitizing reduces surface germs and is beneficial to do after cleaning, but it does not kill all germs- there will still be some left behind after using a product that just sanitizes.
  • Cleaning works by using soap or detergent and water to physically remove soil or dirt, but does not specifically remove germs from that surface.

Don’t have time to disinfect, sanitize or clean your home? 

We get it! Preventing the virus that causes the flu or any other airborne sickness can be tricky, which is why health officials urge everyone to protect themselves with one time-honored tactic: wash your hands well and often! That may be the single best way to stop those germs in their tracks. Remote controls, electronic devices, and countertops can be the germiest locale in the whole house. “What’s the first thing you do after you call in sick or call your child in for missing school? Pick up the remote or head for the electronics!

Hobson Plumbing and Heating is always ready to serve you with any plumbing or HVAC needs. If you need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 630-761-3400.