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Prevent The Flu Season Blues

Keep Airborne Viruses Under Control

Many people feel that they have no choice but to deal with the flu season ailments as they come along. There are a lot of things that can help prevent the airborne viruses that can make this particular season of the year so miserable. Follow these tips to keep the allergy sufferer in your Chicago home happy and healthy.

Pay Attention To Humidity Levels

The level of humidity in the home or office is a huge indicator of how airborne viruses will or won’t survive and thrive. During the Winter months, the humidity levels can drop to as low as 10% in some areas.

However, the ideal humidity level indoors is between 40 and 60 percent according to many studies done on the matter. This keeps viruses at bay and everyone less sick.

In order to get humidity levels to where they should be, simply purchase a humidifier at your local department store or hardware store.

They are almost certain to have them, and they are easy to purchase and start using right away. You may or may not notice in the difference in the room, but the viruses sure do.

Disinfect As Much As Possible

Disinfectants are sold in the stores for a reason. People need and want them to get the general household cleaning done that they need to get done.

It helps them feel better to know that they can clean off surfaces and make things more sanitary with some simple cleaning materials. They are not only making those surfaces look clean, but they are actually eliminating so many of those dreaded viruses already mentioned above.

Desks, keyboards, door knobs, and other surfaces that are touched by a lot of people are the biggest culprits for harboring these viruses, so make sure to pay extra attention to them when disinfecting.

Wash The Sheets

Viruses will embed just about anywhere that they can, and that includes getting into bed with you. Your Chicago home linens are one place that you should certainly wash frequently.

This is a place where the flu virus so often starts and lives for a long time after many think that it is gone. If you are diligent about washing your sheets though, you can help eliminate a lot of the problem right from the start.

These three tips should help you have a healthier and hopefully safer flu season for years to come.

Keep your Chicago, IL home free from germs of the flu season. Call TDH Mechanical, Inc. today at (773) 342-4338, to get tips on how to keep your home flu free.


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