Do you know how the common cold and influenza are spread? Usually, these illnesses are passed through infectious droplets that are produced when people cough, sneeze, or even talk. The comparatively large infectious droplets are carried via relatively small sprays (aerosols) through the air and come into contact with other people. These droplets can only travel a short range, so infected people should remain at least 6’ away from others when possible.
The cold and flu are also spread when infected people touch objects like doorknobs, elevator buttons, handrails, and other frequently touched surfaces. These surfaces are then contaminated with viruses and may infect another person who touches the same object and then transfers the infected material from the hands to the eyes, nose or mouth. This is why it is crucial to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces effectively and often.
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in your home and office significantly decreases the number of germs and viruses on those surfaces, effectively reducing the risk and transmission of the cold and flu from person to person. Routine cleaning removes the soil and dirt that harbors the germs, while disinfecting kills the remaining environmental pathogens.
Reach out to Oso Clean to find out more about keeping a healthy indoor environment at your home and office by instituting a regular and effective cleaning program.