How to Clean Your Home During Cold and Flu Season

When the cold and flu season kicks in, you don’t want to be caught off-guard. A house that isn’t properly cleaned can become a major accomplice in the crime of making you sick. You need to take your points of contact into consideration: There are many surfaces you want interact with everyday at home that could make you sick.

At Quality Janitorial, we know how to keep your home clean during the cold and flu season. Here’s a few tips on what you should clean to keep you and your home healthy.

Related: Top Places People Always Forget To Clean In Their Homes

Light Switches

Make a point of frequently cleaning your light switches and dimmers. These can get pretty dirty fast if they aren’t take care of on a regular basis. If it’s been awhile since you gave your switches a clean, use a cleaning toothbrush to remove any built-up gunk that may be stuck between the grooves.

Doors, Locks, Alarms

This is one part of your home that a lot of folks forget to clean. And it’s a big mistake: One of the biggest points of contact in your home is your entrances and exits. You probably interact with your door knobs and locks on a daily basis. If you come down with any kind of bug or someone else in your house is sick, those germs will piggyback on your doors, just waiting to infect you.

If you have an alarm system in your home, the same thing applies to it too. Your keypad is probably going to be teeming with germs come flu season. Wipe it down just as often as you wipe down your door knobs and locks.

Faucet Handles

Clean your faucet handles. This should include any knobs or handles in your shower and the flushing lever on your toilet. These are all points of contact that you deal with regularly, and can get unsanitary awfully quick.


How often do you clean your phone, remote control, computer, and gaming console? Odds are it’s probably not nearly enough. We touch and handle our electronics all the time, ESPECIALLY our phones. This makes them prime targets for germs. If you want to stay healthy during the cold and flu seasons, keep your electronics clean with regular wipe downs.

Cleaning Supplies

It may seem counter-intuitive to sanitize your cleaning supplies, but it could save you a lot of grief during this sick season. Soap pumps can become riddled with germs. Your spray bottles, rags, and other cleaning agents can become tainted too if they aren’t sanitized. Make cleaning your cleaning products an important part of your cleaning routine.


This is an obvious one, but it’s worth pointing out. You’re not going to get better if you spend your nights sleeping beneath and on top of sheets that are coated with your germs. Wash and clean your bedding on a weekly basis.

Related: How Often Should I Vacuum And Shampoo My Carpets?

For more cleaning tips or to learn more about Quality Janitorial Services, give us a call at 602-487-7068.


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