How To Disinfect Your Home From The Flu And Cold Viruses

You may know how to disinfect -- but we're telling you the right way to go about this job.
A person cleaning the bathroom sink with a glove
A person cleaning the bathroom sink with a glove

The flu virus has been spreading around our office like wildfire, and we've done our best to stay out of its path. But if you do unfortunately get sick, or someone else in your household comes down with the ailment, you'll want to take certain steps to disinfect your home from the flu and get rid of germs fast.

We spoke with Allison Janse, a self-described "germ freak," and co-author of "The Germ Freak's Guide To Outwitting Colds and Flu" who told us that cold and flu viruses can stay alive on surfaces for up to three hours. (Gross!) And there are certain spots in our homes that are particularly infested. So click through the slideshow below to learn the 7 best ways to rid your house of what's been "going around."

Use Disposable Paper Towels

Stop Spreading The Flu

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