Halloween may be over, but the most frightening time of the year has only just begun. While cold and flu season generally start in October, they really hit their stride in November and December. As people begin to hibernate in their homes and turn up their heaters, the viruses thrive in the dry, cold air. Germs run amok as people crowd together indoors, and “crossover exposure” can occur as people travel from other states and regions (some of which have completely different pathogens) to visit family and friends during the holidays. If you want to keep your family healthy, you’ll need to stock up on some of the best cleaning supplies around.
It’s important to remember that your own germs won’t make you sick; other people’s germs are to blame. The key is to minimize your exposure to their germs (without reducing your social life or becoming a hermit). If you want to take some proactive steps to prevent germs from spreading, you’ll need to build an effective cleaning arsenal. Stock up on the best cleaning supplies so that you and your family can stay healthy throughout flu season this year.
The Best Cleaning Supplies to Stock Up on During Flu Season
Nothing can replace good old hand soap. In fact, the CDC maintains, “Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations” (source). Look for a hand soap that is tough on germs, gentle on hands, and does not leave your skin dry or coated in residue. Beyond those specifications, feel free to buy whatever soap you like, in whatever scent you like.
Although thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water is truly the best way to clean away germs, a good hand sanitizer can be used when you don’t have soap and water handy. It can reduce the number of microbes on the hands or provide you with an extra layer of protection. Choose a hand sanitizer that contains emollients that moisturize your hands in addition do disinfecting them such as the SafeSpace Instant Hand Sanitizer. This product leaves your hands feeling clean and fresh and also moisturized.
All-Purpose Surface Cleaner
You can’t go wrong with an all-purpose surface cleaner, which is typically available in a spray form for convenient application. Try to find a safe product that doesn’t rely on harmful chemicals and effectively eradicates germs. Combine this with paper towels or – better yet – a microfiber cloth that you can use again and again after washing to wipe of dirt and grime. In addition to an all-purpose cleaner, you may wish to grab some disinfecting wipes, which combine the spray and towel into one handy product to remove dirt and grime from your surfaces.
If you’ve never heard of a Disinfectant Mist, prepare to be amazed. The SafeSpace Disinfectant Mist contains a powerful, hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectant that contains 1,200 square feet of disinfecting mist. It kills 99 percent of the germs responsible for covid-19, colds and the flu as well as other illnesses, like staph, MRSA, and more. Unlike spray surface disinfectant cleaners the SafeSpace Disinfectant and Deodorizing Mist uses and ultra-fine mist that does not require wiping after treatment. It leaves behind no residue and is nontoxic. Also instead of a small push button or pump spray handle the SafeSpace D&D Mist uses a full-grip handle to prevent finger fatigue and wrist strain. The full-grip handle allows for easy disinfecting for any individual and allows large areas to be disinfectant with just a light squeeze of a handle. Similar to a fogging machine, the Safespace D&D Mist treats 1,200 sq ft but requires no chemical mixing, batteries, cords or cleaning/assembly. Simply snap on the Easy to use handle and begin disinfecting! Then throw the can away when finished.
In addition to homes the SafeSpace D&D Mist comes in handy in offices, classrooms, RVs, hotel rooms, cruise ship cabins, gyms, yoga studios, daycares, and on and on the list goes.
Disinfecting and Deodorizing Auto Mist
If you share a car amongst family members, carpool with family and friends, or often use rental cars, we encourage you to purchase a product like the SafeSpace Automotive Disinfecting & Deodorizing Mist. It releases a fine, contact mist that eliminates odor-producing organisms without leaving behind stains, spots, or residue.
Don’t simply mask the odors in the vehicle, many of which are caused by gases given off by the living, growing, reproducing bacteria located in the nooks and crannies of the cabin. Yuck! While you may adore the festive look and smell of a pine tree air freshener dangling from your rear-view mirror, remember that it won’t eliminate odor-producing organisms like the SafeSpace Automotive Disinfecting & Deodorizing Mist.
To stock up on all the best cleaning supplies, purchase the SafeSpace Germ Fighter Kit. You’ll get everything you need to keep yourself and your family healthy: hand sanitizers, disinfecting and deodorizing mists, and disinfectant foggers. For more information about SafeSpace, contact us online or call us toll-free at 1-800-735-2506.
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