Most of you think that the dirtiest places in your home are the toilet bowl, the garbage bin or your refrigerator where you have forgotten some spoiled food. The truth may amaze you. There are some other spots in your home that form much more bacteria. One of the reasons is that you do not pay enough attention when cleaning these places, simply because you do not suspect they may keep so many germs.
Here are eight of the dirtiest places in your home, that will surprise you.
Some experts declare that your kitchen sink probably is dirtier than your toilet bowl. That is because some small particles from food are always left in the sink after rinsing the dishes. Along with the moisture, they become a proper environment for breeding bacteria, that can be dangerous for our health.
To prevent all these germs to spread, you have to disinfect your sink every day. You can use a mixture of bleach and water. Clean the whole sink, including the drain plug, and rinse well.
While cooking, you touch many things like raw meat, unwashed vegetables. Then you open the refrigerator or switch on the oven. In that way you spread germs unintendedly all over your kitchen.
To disinfect these small surfaces you may use antibacterial wipes once a day. Another thing is to wash your hands frequently.
No matter if you use plastic or wood boards, many microscopic grooves occur after a long use. They actually become “a home” of germs.
You need to wash your cutting board with very hot water and a dishwashing cleaner. Then be sure that it is well-dried before storing. If your cutting board have been used for a long time, it is better to buy a new one.
The bedroom in your home is your heaven of sleep and relax. Pillows and sheets on your bed, however, may be a home for many germs that lead to allergies.
To protect your pillows, you can use anti-allergen covers. Launder and dry your bedding regularly on the highest temperature available. If it is not coloured, you can add a little bleach.
The place where you take your bath, can be full of germs if you not clean it properly and regularly. Usually we do not take care for the tub right away after we use it. Unfortunately we should, because when the space is humid, it is very susceptible to mould and bacteria.
You have to disinfect your bathroom tub with bleach or special cleaner. Then it needs to be dried with clean cloth.
One of the dirtiest places in your home, that will really surprise you, is your toothbrush. That little thing that you put in your mouth twice a day, might be actually a home of germs. Whenever you flush the toilet, you send a spray of bacteria to your toothbrush. If it is still damp from using, it appears excellent place for germs.
What you have to do is:
- close your toilet lid before flushing;
- put your toothbrush where it can dry between uses and far away from the toilet;
- replace your toothbrush after an illness and every 4 months.
If our bathroom towels are left in an environment with high level of moisture, they can also gather some bacteria.
You should leave your towels in a place where they can dry between uses. It is recommended to change them at least once a week. Have in mind, that after cleaning your hands you should dry them in a clean towel, too.
Everyone in your home uses the remote control and everything that is constantly touched, has many germs on it. It can be found dropped on the floor or left between the sofa cushions. So it can get dirty very easy.
What you need to do, is cleaning your remote control every day with antibacterial wipes. Of course, washing your hands regularly will help, too.
When cleaning your home, you should not forget these surfaces, which are not obviously dirty, but may hide a lot of germs and bacteria. You can help yourself by calling a professional cleaning company. Be sure that they will not miss a tiny spot in your home!