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3 Tips for Keeping a Hygienic, Healthy Home During Cold and Flu Season

The 2020-2021 cold and flu season will likely be different than any other. The CDC expects the COVID-19 virus to spread along with the annual flu. Here are some tips that will help your home stay clean and your family stay safe this season.

1. Develop Healthy Habits

The best way to keep you and your loved ones healthy this flu season is to develop habits that promote hygiene and good health. Some of these things have been hammered even harder due to the pandemic. Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds. If this is not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.

Stay away from other people who are sick. And stay home if you are experiencing flu symptoms, as not to pass the illness to others. Practicing daily healthy habits pays off when cold and flu season is around. It’s now even more important to get adequate sleep, exercise, and eat nutritious food.

It’s also an opportunity to teach children the importance of good hygiene habits and how their actions can help others and themselves from getting sick.

2. Practice Frequent Cleaning

As many have already been doing this year, it’s a good idea to practice frequent sanitizing and cleaning at home. This will help keep your home a safer space and reduce the risk of germicidal transmission.

Use disinfecting wipes or spray on commonly touched surfaces, wash clothes regularly, and keep sanitizing materials placed throughout your home.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, finding an air purifier or humidifier can help you feel more comfortable at home.

3. Install a UV Air Purifier

An upgrade to your home, which would provide additional comfort and peace of mind, is a UV Air Purifier. These units are installed in your home’s HVAC system and produce UV light, which can rid the air of bacteria, viruses, and other harmful components.

The system also removes dust, pet dander, odors, and more. For more information on having this system installed, contact the experts at JSP Home Services.


At JSP Home Services, we offer comprehensive service for all your indoor air quality needs, including air purifiers and 24/7 emergency services. Give us a call today at (845) 250-6470 or contact us online.

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