This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
The flu season is in full swing and so many people are sick with the flu or anxious about catching the flu.
What can you do to avoid catching the flu from surfaces?
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- When using a public restroom, use a tissue or paper towel after washing your hands to turn off the tap, and open doors.
How do you kill flu viruses on hard surfaces?
The flu virus can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours according to the Centers for Disease Control.
You will need to clean AND disinfect frequently touched areas such as doorknobs, faucets, light switches, keyboards, phones, toys etc. that may be been touched by a sick person.
Washing linens and beddings
Washing germy linens and beddings in hot water, and dry at the hottest setting.
The difference between cleaning and disinfecting:
Cleaning means removing dirt and grime while disinfecting means killing a large percentage of germs living on a surface so they are unable to spread or reproduce.
What to use for disinfecting surfaces
Use disinfectants that have labels showing that the EPA has approved their product as effective against the influenza A virus.
What are you using to disinfect surfaces this flu season? Please share in the comments.
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