How to Prevent the Spread of Germs at Home

Unless you are the human embodiment of health, it is likely that you will contract the winter illness which circulates for several months and when you are struck, it is only polite that you keep your germs to yourself and try to prevent them spreading around as best as possible. On the other hand, the home is the hardest place to prevent the spread of germs as this is the place you will tend to spend most of your sick days. Here are a few tips to try and prevent the spread of germs in the home…

  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue in order to prevent germs spreading on to surfaces which other household members may come into contact with. In addition to this, you should make sure that you correctly dispose of any contaminated tissues.
  • Try to make sure that the house is clean from any dust as these particles can easily spread around the home. Too much dust can lead to illnesses as the particles are carried through the spreading of dust. Plus, family member may have an allergy to dust particles.
  • Clean your hands thoroughly and wipe down any surfaces with warm water and an anti-bacterial soap in order to kill any remaining bacteria on the surfaces. This is especially important after handling raw meat as bacteria can be carried in uncooked meat.

Here at The Home and Garden, we think that it is vital that your home remains as germ free as possible. Our tips aim to help make this possible. Let us know how they helped you beat the winter flu this Christmas!

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