5 Tips to Survive Cold & Flu Season


Brace yourself. Cold and flu season is coming! Or it’s here depending on when you are reading this. Regardless, we’re here to help you get through it. Here are some easy tips to help you survive through the season. Our goal is to help you feel better and save your sick days for when you really want to use them.

Get that flu shot!

It’s time to brave that dreaded visit to the doctor’s office. Every year a variety of influenza will cause some trouble. There are three basic types and the vaccine will be modified each year to protect us from what experts believe will be the most widespread. Occasionally you may feel some discomfort the day after you get the shot but it will keep you from getting the full-blown variety.

Wash your hands OFTEN.

The best way to keep pesky germs away is washing your hands. Always use soap and never scrub for less than 20 seconds. Scrub like you mean it! Remember the gaps between your fingers and backs of your hands. Don’t forget under your fingernails too! Wash your hands multiple times per day.

Exercise Regularly.

Consistent exercise will help keep your body operating in optimal form. Exercising will keep your body operating in optimal form. Regular exercise will strengthen your immune system. Also, a healthy body equals a healthy mind as well! Physical exercise helps you recover from a cold or flu faster and will help you feel good during the whole year.

Did we mention washing your hands?

You’re starting to get an idea of how important this is. It’s your first, last and best method of keeping germs away especially if you work in a large office or use public transportation. You can’t control everyone else’s behavior. However, you can control yours!

Keep your home clean.

Germs are really good at hiding in your home. They like to stick to all kinds of surfaces like countertops, desks, doorknobs, and your floors.  hide in your home on all sorts of surfaces like countertops, desks, doorknobs and even your floors. The things in your home that receive the most traffic are the things you should clean most often. For a deep, long-lasting and professional clean, think about using a carpet cleaning service like Temecula Valley Chem-Dry.  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.


From Temecula Valley Chem-Dry, we hope these tips will help keep you and your family safe and healthy this cold & flu season!