(February 25, 2013) Have you heard of the Norovirus? Perhaps you know someone who has experienced it?
Let me tell you what happened to a friend of mine recently. She, and her family went to a friends house for a get together. Within hours, her three kids were terribly sick! And I really don't want to get into the details about "how" they were sick, but head to toe - they were sick.
Just let me tell you this, my
friend was constantly cleaning one mess after another. Just when she thought she was getting some relief when one
child seemed to be getting better, her husband got sick! And when he seemed to
get better, she got sick. Not fun!
She called her friend up and asked if anyone was sick at her house recently. Turns out, everyone was sick at her friends house only the day before! Her friend certainly didn't think anyone would catch anything from them, or she wouldn't have invited them over.
But she didn't know
about this virus! Her family got better, but the virus was still living in her home!
is my cleaning tip: This virus can live anywhere for hours. And the
only way to rid your home, is to wipe down your surfaces with Clorox
Here is some more information that I researched and saw on Foxnews.com:
"Noroviruses are very contagious and can spread quickly and easily between people – most commonly by touching a surface or object contaminated with the virus then touching your mouth, coming into direct contact with someone infected with the virus or consuming contaminated food or drink. There are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of catching it.
Source: Dr. David B. Samadi, Published February 01,
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/01/tips-for-preventing-norovirus-infection/#ixzz2KE95f6Oe
you are one of my commercial or residential clients, you know we routinely disinfect your
doorknobs and lightswitches. I can't impress upon you enough how seriously we take this task with all of our jobs. I hope this information is helpful to you and your family and co-workers. It only takes an extra minute, but it can really make a difference.
I like to think of this area as a cleaning help line. If you are looking for help keeping your home in tip top shape - or, it you have some great ideas that can make life easier for somebody else, here is a great place to post it.