Infectious diseases are costly and harmful. Infectious diseases such as norovirus, Eczema herpeticum, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) are examples of the many diseases that we should be aware of and take basic precautions against. At last resort, home restoration and cleaning are crucial to maintaining a healthy environment. However, there are other best practices to keep your family safe.
Foodborne illnesses cause 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year. Foodborne illness is very common. However, there are several tips to prevent foodborne illnesses.
- Do not cross contaminate raw meat and poultry with other foods. Be sure to clean all surfaces that have been exposed to raw meat.
- Always inspect food packages for any damage. If there is damage, throw the food away immediately. Do not cook or eat it.
- Check to make sure eggs are not damaged before cooking and eating them.
- Store food in the separate and tight containers.
Practice Good Hygiene
Washing your hands is the most simple step to practicing good hygiene. Follow a few steps for effective handwashing:
- Wet your hands with warm water.
- Apply soap. Work the soap into a good lather. Be sure to cover and scrub every area up to your wrists.
- Continue scrubbing for 20-30 seconds.
- Rinse your hands.
- Grab a paper towel to dry.
- Use the paper towel to turn off the water.
Practice Good Etiquette
Many infections are spread from people coughing or sneezing. Be sure you cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Check with your doctor to verify that you are up-to-date with your immunizations. Get the annual flu shot and stay current on your tetanus and Tdap pertussis shots. Make sure all pets are also up-to-date on vaccinations and take your pets to the vet for annual check-ups.
Despite your best efforts to stay safe from acquiring an infectious disease, professional home restoration and cleaning may become necessary. Bacteria are becoming more resistant to common household disinfectants. PuroClean Certified Restoration specialists are trained to properly restore, clean, and disinfect commercial and residential properties with professional solutions and state-of-the-art equipment.