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How To Create a Flu-Free Home

Ilennis Martinez - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Winter has arrived and so has the flu season. A person sick with the flu will usually have high fevers, severe body aches, a bad cough, and will need to take a few days off from work or school. More severe cases can lead to hospitalization or sometimes be fatal.

The flu is especially dangerous for people over the age of 65, young children, pregnant women, and those with health conditions like asthma or heart disease. Despite this, many do not take the precautions needed to help protect themselves and their family from getting and spreading the flu virus.

It’s important to keep in mind that the annual flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent the flu.  Many of us know that when one person gets the flu it can spread quickly among families, friends, and co-workers.

While the flu shot is the first line of defense against the virus — followed by protecting your cough and washing your hands with soap and water often— here are additional precautions you can take to keep your loved ones free from the flu.

·      Carry Hand Sanitizer- Consider carrying around an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in your car, purse, or work bag, or at your desk that they can use after shaking hands or to use in between activities.   

·      Carry a Personal Package of Tissues - Communal tissue boxes are a breeding ground for germs associated with the flu virus. Sending children to school with a personal package of tissues during flu season is a simple way to prevent them from using the germ-carrying communal tissue box.  At work keep a box a Kleenex for your personal use.  

·      Clean the Toys - Frequently cleaning children’s toys — especially toys that are carried back and forth from school — can limit the spread of the flu.  Clorox disinfecting wipes are great for this. 

·      Sanitize your Phone- Cell phones harbor more germs than many restrooms.  Disinfecting your screens with a Clorox wipe regularly will help you fight common cold germs.  In the workplace make sure to do the same with your handheld phone and keyboard specially if you share phones with co-workers.  Keep a can of disinfectant wipes under your desk and wipe often. 

·      In the work place – making sure that your cleaning service is providing regular disinfecting is of most important.  Make sure that your cleaning service is disinfecting popular touch points in the office will help keep your office clean and healthy and will avoid the spread of germs.  Touch Point cleaning focuses on those areas that are touched frequently and by multiple people.  Things like entry doors, counters, light switches, door knobs, phones are some of the most likely places to pick up viruses and bacteria.  A good cleaning program will break the chain of transmission and helping reduce the spread of infection.  It will keep you healthier and help reduce absenteeism this winter.

We wish you a safe and healthy holiday season! 

5 things to clean before Thanksgiving

Ilennis Martinez - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5 Things You Need to Clean Before Thanksgiving!

24 Years in the making, Thank you!

Ilennis Martinez - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
24 YEARS

Happy Summer!

Ilennis Martinez - Thursday, June 22, 2017
Happy Summer!

Springtime in Tri-Cities

Ilennis Martinez - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Springtime in the Tri

Spring Cleaning 2017

Ilennis Martinez - Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Spring Cleaning 2017

Junior Achievement FUNdraiser

Marketing Team - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Dura-Shine Clean team is raising money for the Junior Achievement of Washington program. To raise money we are hosting a raffle drawing and giving away some pretty amazing prizes! Check out what you can win below!



Help us support Junior Achievement of Washington!

Clean Off Your Desk Day

Marketing Team - Monday, January 09, 2017

HAPPY NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY! 


To honor an uncluttered, organized and clean workspace, the second Monday of January is celebrated as the Clean Off Your Desk Day. And this amazing day just happens to be TODAY!

Below are some steps to help you celebrate #CeanOffYourDeskDay:


Celebrate #CleanOffYourDeskDay

T'was The Week Before Christmas

Marketing Team - Monday, December 19, 2016
T'was The week Before Christmas

Go Hawks !

Marketing Team - Monday, December 12, 2016

  • December in Tri-Cities Washington…. What can you say about it, I mean besides the obviousness of the Holidays, the weather is pretty unremarkable. It is cold sometime damp, and almost always windy… and always grayish with little peeks of sun just to tease us about the wonderful weather we have the rest of the year.  Typically, this is the month we get our 1 skiff (and I mean it’s like Frosty the snow man blew his nose on us) of snow that last all of about 3-4 hours and then the winds melt it away.  #12sforlife

    But never fear!!! Because the Seahawks are PLAYING!!!!  WOOHOO!!!!! #GOHAWKS

    So let’s plan our next shindig/indoor tailgate! There are so many awesome ideas on Pintrest for tailgating and snacks and drinks that I don’t even know where to begin! #SEAHAWKS


    Some ideas that can go for just a family affair to a huge group of friends, things like meatballs or little smokies in some kind of sauce in the crock pot, or bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños (one of my favorites), buffalo wings, veggie trays, meat & cheese trays, chips & dips galore!   #DrangeRussWilson

    My suggestion is to only pick 3 food items or 2 food items and a “bucket” drink or punch and then ask everyone else to contribute that way you can have fun watching the game as well and you don’t have to spend all morning cooking! #LOB

    For easy clean up, get plastic cups, silverware, napkins and plates in Green and Blue!  **Savings Tip*** They don’t have to be the expensive logo stuff, just go to the local Dollar store and get the colors!  Streamers and plastic table clothes also are a fun way to dress and room up. #12sRule

    An easy fun treat that you can make ahead of time is cupcakes.  Now here’s the fun part, surprise your guests by making them tie-dye, its super easy and fun to do. #skittleme

    All you need is 2 white cake mixes, mix them is 2 separate bowls just as directed. When complete add food coloring, for Seahawks, blue in 1 bowl green in the other. If you want to get tricky, take 1/3 out of each bowl before adding the coloring and place in a third bowl (so you will then have white, blue and green). Layer the colors in cupcake papers with a spoon. Should be 1 layer of each color. Then take a butter knife and drag through the mix slightly swirling the layers together, be careful to not mix too much as they will blend and look like mud. #Seahawks12thMan

    Then bake like normal. When done baking, let cool and then frost and decorate as you like! The tie-dye look will show when you bite into your cupcake! #lady12s

    Make sure to have your garbage can out in the open so people know where to place used plates and such. This will help in clean up after the game is over. #SeahawksNation

    For your viewing pleasure The Seahawks have 2 more games this month: #Go Hawks

    Los Angeles Rams (that’s still weird) on Dec 15th, 2016 in Seattle @ 5:25pm (PST)

    Arizona Cardinals on Dec 24th, 2016 in Seattle @ 1:25pm (PST)


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