Flu season is here, and you likely know many ways to prevent it from spreading – like getting your flu shot and avoiding others with flu-like symptoms. However, there are additional prevention measures that you can employ around your home to reduce the spread of germs, and Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help!
Improve your Air Quality
Allergies and illness often increase in the winter due to poor indoor air quality. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the quality of indoor air can be up to 100 times worse than the air outside. You can improve the air quality in your home with a visit from Lindstrom Air to install an air purifier or germicidal lights.
Check Your Ducts
The ductwork in your home can collect dust, dander and other yucky stuff that breeds bacteria and germs. Keeping ductwork clean helps reduce illness in your home. Lindstrom HVAC can clean your ducts and vents to assist in preventing illness.
Use hot water and soap or bleach wipes to sanitize shared surfaces in your home: kitchen and bathroom sinks, floors, toilets and shared desks.
Wash or Replace Germy Hotspots
If someone in your home does get the flu, make sure to replace or wash towels and washcloths with high heat. If you have concerns about your plumbing system, Lindstrom can do a tune-up to make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible. Germy hotspots in your home include kitchen sponges, dishcloths, cutting boards, and toothbrushes.
Get a comfortable night’s sleep
Getting plenty of sleep is important for both preventing and treating the flu. Maintaining a comfortable temperature can be essential to a good night’s sleep. Check your thermostat for the overnight temps to make sure you’ll sleep well overnight.
If you’re in the Pompano Beach or Palm City area and ready to schedule an HVAC or plumbing maintenance check-up, call Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing at (800) 813-1824 today!