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Maids by Trade Featured on KGW News Channel 8 (NBC)Maids by Trade was recently featured in an article from KGW News about cleaning tips to avoid the flu and norovirus. The winter season brings cold weather, lots of time in the house, and sickness. In Portland the air is bound to be chilly, and your nose is going to be runny. Your home is your best defense against any sickness, unless it’s fighting against you. The flu and norovirus are terrible bugs to catch and like to hang around on unsanitary surfaces for days at a time.

Flu season peaks in late January and early February, and according to the “FluView” Oregon is on high alert for the bug. Common symptoms of the flu often include fatigue, fever, hot and cold sweats, headaches, and everyone’s favorite nausea. If you feel like you’re succumbing to the virus keep your fluids up and rest, your immune system needs rest and protein. Foods that are also good at combating the dangerous virus include popsicles, vegetable juice; chicken noodle soup, banana’s, tea, and meal replacement shakes.

Quick tips for preventing the flu and cross contamination of germs:

  1. Wash and sanitize your hands
  2. Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  3. Cover your mouth and nose if you have to cough or sneeze
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as germs are picked up constantly by your hands

Maids by Trade recommends that if you are feeling under the weather that you prevent any cross contamination of germs and clean the most common areas around your house such as the kitchen and bathroom; don’t forget about the doorknobs and remotes. It sure would make you feel better if they took the hassle out of cleaning your home, for you.

Maids by Trade received a great opportunity for on-air exposure on KGW News. The company has been featured on other platforms and TV channels as well, including ABC . The company made drastic changes to push the brand to a national platform. Maids by Trade offers the exclusive Tru-Green Cleaning System which prevents the cross contamination of germs between rooms and surfaces.