Winter is flu season. It is also cold season. Generally speaking from December to March there is an overall increase in disease in America. This is especially true in colder climates. Cold air allows germs and bacteria to travel more freely. Cold dry air also hurts our respiratory systems which makes us more susceptible to illness. But most importantly the increased time we spend indoors without access to fresh air means there is an increase in how often we are exposed to germs and bacteria. No one wants to deal with being sick. And unfortunately, once one family member gets sick it is very common for the rest of the members of that family to get sick. But you can improve your chances of stopping diseases by keeping your home disinfected.
Before you tackle cleaning, we definitely recommend getting flu shots and making sure to wash your hands and practice good hygiene. But a big part of the reason we get sick more often during the winter is that we are in our homes for longer periods of time. That is why it is important to keep your home clean. Cleaning commonly touched areas of your home like light switches, doorknobs, and handles is a good way to prevent disease from spreading. What many people, unfortunately, do not realize is that illnesses like the common cold are contagious before the person shows symptoms. That is why you need to keep common areas clean throughout the winter and not just when a member of your family starts to feel under the weather. Routinely cleaning common areas of your home can greatly decrease the threat of illness.
If you have rugs, carpets, or upholstered furniture in your home you should make sure it gets cleaned regularly. Fabric and carpets can contain moisture and keep bacteria alive. Often times vacuuming and other household cleaning products can not completely remove the bacteria in your furniture and carpets. Steam cleaning technology cleans at a deeper level and kills bacteria. On top of that, the air quality of a home is actually improved after a professional carpet cleaning. Not only is bacteria removed but dust, dirt, and allergens are also removed when homes are professionally cleaned.
ECS Carpet Cleaners is based out of both Arlington and Woburn Massachusetts. We provide professional cleaning services for families throughout Eastern Massachusetts including carpet cleaning, furniture cleaning, and mold cleanup. If you need any of these services or would like a quote for your home, give us a call or contact us online.