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Fighting the Flu During the Holidays

Keep Your liHome From Becoming a Biohazard Scason This Holiday As friends and family gather at your Kome this holiday seâson, joy and cheer may not be all they spread. Keep your family safe from the flu with helpful tips from your friends at Aftermath, the only national U.S. company specializing in biohazard cleanup. Meet the Expert When is Flu Season? OCT Andrew Whitmarsh, Aftermath Biohazard and Crime Scene October - May Cleanup Specialist Stats on Illness 3 FT 7 DAYS The flu virus can move about 3 feet and tiny viral particles are spread every time you sneeze. Healthy adults can infect others I day before systems develop and up to 7 days after becoming sick. Fighting the Flu During the Holidays Disinfecting Hard Surfaces: Toys, Countertops, Floors, Furniture, etc. Cleaning Porous Surfaces: Carpets C>D ABSORBING AGENT Clean before disinfecting You must clean your kids' toys and other hard surfaces to remove drool and dirt before disinfecting. To clean up vomit or other bodily fluids from carpets- use an absorbent agent like saw dust, cat litter or flour before cleaning. RINSE & DRY STEAM Rinse the surface with water and dry for at least 5 minutes. Or until dry Use a steam cleaning system with high heat. Steam cleaning is the best option for killing viruses and bacteria without completely removing the carpeting. RIP Linens & Towels 2+= GERMS WASH Mix 2 tablespoons of chlorine bleach with 1/2 gallon of water. Wash affected items separately. Use bleach and hot water in the wash to help kill the virus. AIR DRY HIGH HEAT Apply the solution to the (clean & dry) surface and let air dry. That's it! No rinsing required. Dry with high heat. Did You Know 1:9 EXP For VERY TOUGH cleaning Jobs Bleach can expire. After a shelf life of six months, bleach starts to degrade. Bleach is best mixed with water at a 1:9 ratio This mixture is potent for about 1 day. Cleaning tools such as sponges and cloths can spread germs all over your hollday table or other surfaces Do not throw the towels used to clean up messes such as vomit in a waste basket. Anyone who opens the garbage is continuously exposed to those harmful germs. © 2013 Aftermath Services LLC | 877-872-4339 Aftermath Trauma Cleaning & Biohazard Removal Sources:,, "Aftermath doesn't clean homes for the flu virus, but who better to get cleaning and sterilization tips from than a biohazard specialist?

Fighting the Flu During the Holidays

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As friends and family gather at your home this holiday season, joy and cheer may not be all they spread. Keep your family safe from the flu virus with helpful tips from the biohazard cleanup specialis...


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