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How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

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Almost 50 million people get sick every year during flu season, and they stay sick for about a week. That’s upwards of 10% of the entire country – or 1 person in every 10 – that are home sick, missing work, and missing school. One of the main causes of catching and spreading the flu is poor hygiene and an environment that is not properly sanitized. That’s it – hand washing and house cleaning!

It’s as simple as the discovery in the mid 1800’s by Doctor Semmelweis, who found that by encouraging hand washing and cleanliness in the clinics, he saved millions of lives. When they started disinfecting and hand washing, the death rate abruptly dropped from 30% to near 0% in only two months following the cleanliness discovery.

We like to think of our homes as “safe” but the truth is, if you haven’t taken the time to sanitize and get the germs out, germs are thriving on every surface in your home. If you had a microscope and you could look around your home with it, you probably wouldn’t want to touch anything.

Tidying up is nice and makes for a stress free environment, but it’s just as important to make sure every surface has been sanitized and all organic matter removed, so that the germs have nothing left to eat. And this should be done on a regular basis to keep your home clean and germ free. Germs don’t exist in an environment that has no organic matter, germs have to eat too!

Great Green Cleaning takes charge of the cleaning chores for you. We know about sanitizing and making sure your home is cleaned green, and left allergen and scent free. And, of course, regardless of how well someone cleans, it’s also about having someone trustworthy cleaning and sanitizing your home, “caring for your precious belongings the way you would.”

Great Green Cleaning uses green earth safe products to make your home clean and safe for your family. Our clients are smart, busy New Yorkers who choose eco-friendly products, live a Green lifestyle and live on the earth gently and responsibly. The products being used at your home or company have no Petroleum distillates, chlorines, ammoniates, among many other contaminants.

Again, it’s not just about cleaning; it’s about safe cleaning, green cleaning, and your health. And that can make a big difference in the quality of your life this winter during flu season. You can call Great Green Cleaning and a client care specialist will be happy to give you a free cleaning assessment so you’ll know what you need to do to get your home in shape for flu season.