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Cleaning tips to avoid flu, norovirus

Cleaning tips to avoid flu, norovirus
News from kgw.com:

by Tim Gordon, KGW Staff

kgw.com

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Updated today at 9:43 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Influenza and norovirus season is in full swing, and health officials say cleaning your home is part of the defense you need to put up to fight getting sick.

The flu virus can live a day or two on surfaces in your home. The tougher norovirus can survive up to two weeks, according to Tri-County Health Officer Justin Denny, MD, with the Multnomah County Health Department.

“It’s likely to be spread in your household; it’s hard not to. Typically every one [norovirus] case causes two more, and if you don’t clean up causes 14 more. That’s why cleanup is so important,” said Denny.

Fortino Barajas says his Maids by Trade cleaning service is busy right now, with clients wanting a good cleaning after viruses infected their homes.

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Tips for cleaning road salt stains off wood floor to prevent damage
News from Plain Dealer:

Road salt tracked onto floors can cause damage, so gently wash away salt stains as soon as you see them.

I recently visited a friend who apologetically asked me to take off my shoes before walking on his beautiful dark-stained wood floors. “I hate to ask, but keeping the salt stains cleaned off of the dark wood is driving me nuts!” he explained.

No apologies needed, I told him. I was having the same struggle in my kitchen, dining and living rooms. Mopping just seems to spread salt-and-water residue across the floor. Road salt can damage various types of flooring if not cleaned up properly.

If you’re mopping daily just to keep up with the salt stains – and more icy days are coming this week – check out these helpful hints in the links below.

Road salt trapped in the treads of your shoes can leave behind unsightly white residue on your floors, making them appear old and dirty, says eHow.com. Fortunately, it is easy to remove the salt and any salt stains.

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