Thursday, December 19, 2013

How do I clean a #sickroom?

If you are like most people you will have a supply of cleaning materials on standby should the flu bug come into your home. Here are some tips from the CDC on how to clean your sick room by surface type.

Cleaning hard surfaces
  • Clean hard surfaces that may have flu germs on them. These may include doorknobs, bedside tables, bathroom sinks, toilets, counters, phones, and toys.
  • Clean these hard surfaces by using water and dish soap. Or use common household cleaners that kill germs.
Cleaning bed linens and laundry
  • Wash bed sheets and towels with normal laundry soap and tumble dry on a hot dryer setting. Hold all dirty laundry away from your face and body. Wash your hands right after touching dirty laundry.
  • It’s OK to wash the sick person’s bedding or clothes with other people’s laundry.
Cleaning dishes
  • Wash the sick person’s dishes with normal dish soap or place in the dishwasher.
Be sure to clean as you go or at least on a daily basis.

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