Many people think that the toilet is the dirtiest part of the home. But it’s not. In fact, many people think that the spots in their home they consider clean are in fact among the dirtiest. Bacteria, germs and dirt thrive in various places in the home. And if you don’t get rid of them, they might put the health of your family at risk. In this article, we will reveal the 5 dirtiest places in your home and provide you with a cleaning guide on how to go about them.
- Kitchen Sink
- Knobs, Handles and Switches
- Toothbrush Holder and Rinsing Cups
Studies show that the kitchen sink is actually way dirtier than the toilet. Many people focus on disinfecting the toilet thinking that it’s the dirtiest. They tend to take the kitchen sink for granted. The food stuck to the plates and other dirt in the sink are full of harmful bacteria. They are the favorite breeding ground of E-Coli and salmonella. These germs and bacteria thrive most in kitchen sponge and rags.
In order to combat the growth of bacteria and to keep your kitchen sink clean, regularly replace the kitchen rags, brushes and sponges. Do not leave unwashed plates lying around in the sink. Wash them right after you use them. Also, see to it that you clean and rinse the sink daily using bleach or any other effective cleanser. Clearing the sink and kitchen surface is also a helpful kitchen pre-cleaning guide.
Again, the toilet is not the dirtiest part of the bathroom. It is the bathtub. Germs and bacteria love to thrive in warm water. If you stock water in your tub or if you don’t dry and clean it well after use, bacteria and mold will likely grow and spread. To prevent this from happening, it is important that you clean your bathtub regularly. You can use a bleach-based cleaner or a disinfectant to clean it. Don’t forget to always rinse it and wipe it dry after cleaning to prevent bacteria from staying in any damp spots. You can follow our bathroom pre-cleaning guide in order for your cleaning session to be more efficient.
We touch the handles, knobs and switches often. This is the reason why there is a high chance that dirt and germs get transmitted on these parts and vice versa. Since they are small and seemingly clean, most people tend to overlook them when cleaning. If they remain not cleaned for some time, bacteria and germs grow and spread. And you don’t want that to happen, do you? It does not take much of your time to clean these small items in your home. All you have to do is to get wipe down the knobs, handles and switches with a disinfecting wipe.
The toothbrush holder and rinsing cup are among the favorite breeding ground of bacteria. In fact, studies show that toothbrush holders test positive for coliform bacteria. This could pose a danger to your health. So it is important to regularly clean the said holder and cup. You can soak them in bleached water for about 30 minutes. Afterwards, soak them again for 30 more minutes but now in clean water. You can rinse them after. Just make sure that you wipe them dry to make sure that no bleach residue is left.
Various kinds of bacteria live in carpets. These includes E-Coli, MRSA and salmonella. The alarming thing is that, according to experts, there are about 200,000 bacteria per square inch of carpet. The reason for this is that carpets trap various germs, pollens, particles, dusts and skin cells. They are most exposed to germs and dirt because people walk on them daily. You don’t have to really steam clean the carpet. You can leave that to the professionals. What you can do is vacuum the carpet with a beater brush at least once a week. This will remove the dirt lodged in the carpet fibers. You can also use an anti-bacterial spray. However, it is advised that you have your carpet steam cleaned professionally at least once or twice a year.
Remember who to call for you cleaning needs
Remember, cleanliness is not all the time seen by the eye. So make sure that you keep your home clean for the safety of your family. If you need professional cleaning help, give Two Ladies and a Bucket a call.