Here’s How to Disinfect a Home After the Flu and Keep Everyone Else Healthy

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3. Don’t Forget About The TV Remotes 

Did you know that the flu virus can live on these kinds of surfaces for up to 48 hours? A microbiologist at Lysol, Joe Rubino, says “Disinfecting frequently-touched, non-porous surfaces and items around the home like tabletops, remote controls, light switches, and doorknobs should become part of a daily routine during cold and flu season to help prevent the spread of illness.” 

So that’s the cleaning during an illness – but what happens after? It is possibly just as important to prevent it from spreading again! People with the flu will generally spend a lot of their recovery time in bed. In turn, this area is the first place that needs to be disinfected after the illness has passed.