Flu season is an annual experience for everyone. There’s plenty of coverage of flu season starting around October, when everyone is encouraged to receive a flu shot. It may surprise you to learn, however, that flu activity continues year round and can still peak even into May. This can be especially surprising to Texans, since it can start to feel like spring in February. As the temperature oscillates between warm and cold, it’s important that you still take the flu seriously as a biothreat. Continue to take preventive measures to reduce the spread of this disease. (more…)
Disinfection is a process that destroys bacteria and inactivates viruses. Disinfection practices are strongly recommended for shared work/living spaces during a pandemic. When you disinfect a space, you remove harmful microbial populations that spread disease. Disinfection, sanitization, and cleaning are not all the same thing. Disinfection services do more to reduce microbial populations than you can do on your own with a household cleaner. Professional disinfection services work to keep spaces safe, without posing a risk to people and pets. Make sure you know what kind of cleaning agents your service is using. Here are some disinfection services that work. (more…)
There are many different terms that get thrown around in the world of cleaning. You might tidy up the living room at home by putting away books and shoes. You may clean your kitchen by wiping off surfaces where crumbs have fallen. You may sanitize your bathroom using a product like Scrubbing Bubbles. What do each of these different cleaning terms mean? This matters when it comes to keeping environments safe and devoid of disease. If you’re seeking out cleaning services, you should know the difference between these cleaning terms. Here’s a helpful guide that defines some of the basic terms you hear when it comes to professional cleaning services. (more…)
The coronavirus pandemic has created a greater public health awareness than any of us have ever had in our lifetimes. As the pandemic has continued and immunologists have learned more about the virus, they’ve been able to explain risk factors to the public. We now know that avoiding larger gatherings is important, and that outdoor environments are safer than indoor environments. As the weather takes a turn for the colder though, outdoor options aren’t always readily available. How can you manage an indoor environment during the pandemic to reduce your risk of contracting and spreading coronavirus? (more…)
Tonight is New Year’s Eve, and a brand new year will begin starting tomorrow. To say 2020 has been a difficult year for many is an understatement, but one that also brought about change in a number of ways – both good and bad. Indeed, three quarters of 2020 was spent in a global pandemic that seems to be never-ending, and while we are a step closer to peace of mind with a vaccine, there is still work to be done. In the last blog of the year, your team at DFW Disinfecting would like to start the new one off on the right foot with a few tips and goals to help keep you and your loved ones safe in the coming months.
It goes without saying, but 2020 has been a year unlike any other. While everyone is probably much more aware of public health now than they ever have been, that focus can get a little skewed. The coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc, and case counts have been on the rise, but it’s not the only communicable illness that is peaking right now. Lost in the shuffle has been flu season. Even with the focus on coronavirus, the flu is still something to be aware of, and to try to avoid. How are you combating flu season? Here are a few suggestions. (more…)
With the holidays upon us and Christmas just around the corner, many people are looking forward to gathering with their loved ones to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. While this is often the case, the global Coronavirus pandemic persists as cases continue to surge, bringing into question the pros and cons of gathering. While different groups hold differing opinions about the danger level of COVID-19, one thing remains true, and that is that we all as a collective need to take the steps necessary to ensure the health of not only our loved ones but everyone we can protect. That being said, the team at DFW Disinfecting in the DFW Metroplex wants to ensure that you are aware of the negative effects of ignoring COVID-19 regulations, and how large gatherings can make way for contagion.
Undetectable to the naked eye, contaminants lurk in many areas of your home, business, and other areas. Vaccines are in place to help our bodies combat them, but viruses such as COVID-19 that still do not have a vaccine as of yet continue to pose a major threat and claim lives. Indeed, airborne illnesses and other contaminants can affect people in tremendous ways, which is why the team at DFW Disinfecting in the DFW Metroplex wants to stress the importance of taking necessary precautions to avoid these contaminants while we are currently waiting for a cure.
While you may believe that your home is safe from spreading diseases and other concerns because you have done your part to socially distance and quarantine in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the fact of the matter is that cleaning in and of itself does not necessarily mean you have successfully rid your home of bacteria. In fact, microorganisms that are impossible to detect with the naked eye can actually regenerate and grow while you are in the process of cleaning your space, once again occupying the surface you just tended to. It can be difficult to discern the gravity of the situation when it involves threats that we cannot see, however, DFW Disinfecting in the DFW Metroplex is prepared to help you and inform you about what really happens when you do not disinfect.
With Thanksgiving finally here, you may be in the midst of preparing for the holiday season. Traditionally, families work together to create a delicious feast to share with their loved ones. Creating memories and simply enjoying each other’s company. With the Coronavirus pandemic impacting the world the way it has, this year’s festivities have certainly been brought into question. While some families are choosing not to gather this year, others are choosing to uphold tradition but proceeding with caution. In lieu of the upcoming holiday, DFW Disinfecting is extending information to help you maintain a safe space during the holidays.