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How To Create a Healthy Home and Prevent Colds, the Flu, and Allergies

How To Create a Healthy Home and Prevent Colds, the Flu, and Allergies

Cold, flu, and allergy seasons are the worst. Those pesky germs are everywhere and will get you sick if you don't take precautions. Not sure what precautions to take? Here is a list of 5 things you can do that will actually keep your home clean and your system healthy so that when dust and germs are going around in the Austin area, you will be prepared to avoid them.

  1. Clean Surfaces That Are Frequently Touched - We grow up knowing to wash the dishes when they are dirty, scrub the toilet every few weeks and wipe down countertops when they are sticky. But it is likely that very few of us ever learned to sanitize the surfaces that really need the most attention. Did you know that light switches, the tv remote, cleaning sponges, and the kitchen sink are actually some of the germiest places in the home? These are surfaces that get touched constantly, yet we neglect to give these surfaces the attention they need when it comes to keeping them clean. Getting in the habit of wiping down and sanitizing these surfaces often is a great way to keep the germs away and keep the environment of your home healthy no matter the season.

  1. Keep Air Filters and Ducts Clean - Did you know that air cycles through our home on average 70 times a day when you are using heating or cooling systems? That means every time someone in your home sneezes, talks, coughs or blows their nose, those germs end up cycling through the air several times a day. Yikes! To keep unwanted germs from spreading, you must keep your air ducts and filters clean. Here at Zerorez Austin, our powerful truck-mounted cleaning system, advanced tools, and proficient cleaning methods deliver the most effective air duct cleaning available. Don't waste any time, schedule an appointment today or give us a call at (512) 290-9990 to have your air ducts cleaned and get clean and fresh air cycling through your home once again.

  1. Boost Your Immune System - Our bodies are built in amazing ways that give us the ability to fight off germs, but there are also things we can eat that will give our bodies the power to prevent sickness. Here is a long list of immunity-boosting foods that we can incorporate in our diet:

  • Citrus Fruits

  • Garlic

  • Red Bell Peppers

  • Almonds

  • Broccoli

  • Papaya

  • Spinach

  • Kiwi

  • Oats

  • Coconut Water

  • Berries

  • Yogurt

  • Ginger

  • Acai Berry

  • Pomegranate Juice

  • Elderberry

  • Oysters

  • Sweet Potato

  • Raw Honey

  • Carrots

  1. Get Your Carpets, Rugs, and Furniture Professionally Cleaned - Carpets, rugs, and upholstery hold more dust and germs than you think and can be easily overlooked until there is a big problem. There is much more that you can do to ensure that your home is healthy and clean than just giving these surfaces a good vacuum every once in a while. Your carpets, rugs, and upholstery do need proper professional cleanings occasionally. At Zerorez, our Green Technology and Powered Water® clean better than soaps and other cleaning agents, yet they don't leave a residue behind and is not harmful to you, your home, or the environment.

  1. Wash Your Hands - This may be one of the most simple tips you've heard today, but it's so important! One of the best things you can do to avoid getting the flu or a cold is to wash your hands. Proper washing of hands should be done with warm water and soap while scrubbing for a minimum of 20 seconds. If you wash your hands many times a day during the cold and flu seasons, you are much more likely to dodge the bug!

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