Home cleaning during cold and flu season

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Fears over Coronavirus have some folks rushing out to buy supplies, including cleaners.

With cold and flu season still in full swing, what is the most effective way to keep bacteria at bay?

Marshfield clinic has some tips and tricks they use to clean their hospital to make sure you are getting the most out of cleaning your home.

“We use standard precautionary cleaning here at the hospital,” said Marshfield Clinic Environmental Services Manager Mike Dinkins. “Everything that we clean public areas, ORs, med surg rooms we use the same cleaning process so we disinfect the surfaces the same.”

Dinkins supervises the cleaning at Marshfield Clinic and says even after they clean, they make sure it is clean.

Dinkins says one of the most important things to do is read the labels on your cleaning products.

“One of the most important things is the dwell time of the chemical and reading your label and making sure you have the instructions in front of you and making sure you understand those instructions,” he said.

Dinkins stresses reading the labels on cleaning products because he says the effectiveness of those cleaners may depend on long it sits the surface and kills the bacteria.

Wiping it away too early may make it less effective.

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