More than any other time of the year, the winter is a time when the cold and flu wreak havoc. Because people stay inside more often, the germs are more concentrated and dangerous. Nobody likes staying inside with the cough, a stuffy nose and a fever!avoid the flu/cold short stop chem dry

In order to save you from the pains of being sick, we’ve written this article with five of the best tips to save you from catching the cold/flu!

Get a flu shot

There might be some mixed opinions on getting flu shots, but they really are a good way to avoid the flu. Although you may experience flu-like symptoms shortly after receiving the shot, your body will be made more flu-resistant, and you will be protected from the more dangerous flu viruses. We get a new variation of the flu every year, and experts modify the flu vaccine regularly to protect us from the viruses that will be most widespread.

Regularly wash your hands

Germs love to camp out on the surface of your hands and beneath your fingernails. Kill germs by scrubbing with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Do this OFTEN. Pretend you are a surgeon heading in to perform a surgery. Don’t hold back!


Your body is like a machine. Exercise helps to keep all of the parts running smoothly. It helps keep your immune system strong, your mind in focus, and will allow you to recover from sickness much quicker!

avoid the cold flu short stop chem dryKeep your home clean

Just like you wash your hands to get rid of germs, it is important to get rid of the germs in your home as well. They can literally be on any surface – tables, countertops, doorknobs, and especially the floors. Think about everything that you touch throughout the day. All of those things could be collecting germs. Your carpets absorb a lot of germs and particles. You should have your carpets deep-cleaned at the beginning and end of the flu season.

Our Hot Carbonating Extraction process here at Short Stop Chem-Dry has been proven to remove 89% of airborne bacteria, as well as all those nasty germs hidden in the carpets.

Did we mention washing your hands?

You may have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating. This is the most important way to avoid the flu/cold. This will help to avoid spreading germs on the bus, at school, at work, or wherever you go.

Short Stop Chem-Dry is dedicated to preventing germs and harmful substances from thriving in your home through our many products and services. We want you to have a healthy home, as well as a healthy planet, which is why we are environmentally conscious with all of the solutions we use.
Now follow these 5 tips and enjoy this time of year, free from the cold or flu!