More Advice on How to Beat Cold & Flu Season

Unfortunately, cold and flu season is here. Every time this season rolls around, it seems like we have to battle an even worse variation of the flu. While we all love a day off to binge watch our favorite show, no one wants to deal with a stuffy nose, painful cough, and fever at the same time. Fortunately, we’ve got some more easy tips to help you survive!

Get a flu shot

There is some variation of three basic types of influenza that will cause trouble every year. Available vaccines are modified each year to best protect us from that strain. Occasionally people will experience slight discomfort or minor flu symptoms after receiving the shot. However, this will protect you from falling victim to the entire flu.

Consistently wash your hands

Always remember to wash your hands. Wash them even more during cold and flu season. This will assist in keeping pesky germs away! Remember to use soap and scrub for a minimum of 20 seconds. Scrub like you mean it! Reach all the areas you usually forget about. This includes between your fingers, the back of your hands, and under the fingernails. Wash your hands multiple times during the day.

Exercise Regularly

Exercising will maintain optimal body operation! It will keep your immune system solid. A healthy body also equals a healthy mind. Staying in good shape will allow you to recover from cold and flu symptoms faster and keep you feeling good all year long.


By now you should realize how important this one is. Washing your hands is the best method of defense. You can’t control everyone else’s actions but you can control yours. Don’t forget this!

Maintain a clean home

BacGerms can hide in your home on all sorts of surfaces like countertops, desks, doorknobs and even your floors. Clean those things used the most daily. Clean floors weekly. For deep, long-lasting cleaning, consider using a professional carpet cleaning service like Chem-Dry before flu season begins and afterward too. Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process has been proven to remove 89% of airborne bacteria and will remove those hidden germs, dirt and allergens in your carpets.

We hope these tips will help keep you and your family safe and healthy this cold & flu season.