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Wage war against germs this winter

Germs be gone! Keep your family healthy and your home germ free with these quick and easy tips.

Winter is known as a time when illnesses run rampant, and given the current pandemic, we need to be doing everything possible to prevent them from taking hold.

Luckily there are many ways to kill germs before they become a problem, as well as ways to keep your family happy and healthy during the colder months. Solutions include getting the flu vaccine, taking health supplements, and bundling up whenever you leave the house. But what we often forget is that our homes require attention when it comes to getting rid of germs.

Here are 3 ways to keep your home germ free:

Proper ventilation
One of the first things we do when it gets cold is close the windows and doors to retain the heat. Unfortunately, this leads to a poorly ventilated space. As a result, all of the germs that make their way into your home are trapped with you in your safe space, and you can end up inhaling them. So, try to crack open a window or two to let the airflow through your home, taking germs along with it and improving ventilation.

Keep surfaces clean
Surfaces that are frequently used and touched need to be cleaned and disinfected regularly. It’s also important to keep your hands clean and germ-free so you don’t transport germs from one area of the house to another. While you’re cleaning, make sure that you wash your hands regularly and at least for 20 seconds as per global guidelines. The last thing you want is cross-contamination between surface and hands.

Wash linen and towels frequently
Damp, dirty towels can be breeding grounds for germs. The same can be said for bedding and blankets if you don’t wash them often enough. Towels and bedding should be changed and washed regularly making sure to kill any germs present by using the correct washing cycle. This is where LG’s Vivace washing machine works wonders! Featuring LG’s Steam™ technology, the washing machine eliminates 99.9% of allergens and germs with every wash.

Vivace washing machine – Photo Credit: LG

When it comes to ridding your home of germs, there are so many ways that you can keep your family safe. Investing in technology that supports a healthy lifestyle, such as the LG Vivace washing machine, can help you make this process a lot easier.

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