Are your housecleaning habits up to par? Most of us like to think so. But the truth is that even so-called “spotless” homes where housecleaning takes place everyday are harboring lots of hidden household germs. It is often the case that homeowners overlook some of the biggest bacteria magnets in the home. Hidden dirt loves to cling to surfaces in the:
• Bathroom. Who wants to use a germ-laden toothbrush? Of course no one does, but the truth is that the bathroom is a huge harbinger of germs, and many of them end up on your toothbrush. Much of this is due to microscopic toilet spray that reaches your toothbrush when the sink is within a few feet of the commode. Wow, sounds like most bathrooms, right? Store your toothbrush inside a medicine cabinet or invest in one of those toothbrush sanitizing units that hangs on the wall. Daily housecleaning in the bathroom using anti-bacterial cleaners is also necessary, since it is one of the germiest spots in the home. A professional house cleaning service will help those who don’t have time to deep clean and sanitize the bathroom and other problem areas.
• Kitchen sink. Bacteria love to set up shop in the kitchen, especially in the drain of your sink and the garbage or food disposal. The sink drain is notoriously a breeding ground for bacteria. After all, what creepy, crawly, microscopic bacterium wouldn’t enjoy the moist conditions of the drain and the trapped food particles to feed on? Those bacteria that don’t prefer the drain will often cling to the sponge that you use in the kitchen (which you should replace weekly, by the way). A quick housecleaning fix to kill the germs in your drain: pour a teaspoon of bleach mixed into a quart of water down the drain. This will also kill out any weird smells in the drain and kill off any bacteria that have made a home in your pipe system.
• Carpets. Sure, your carpet sees its fair share of abuse and basic housecleaning calls for daily vacuuming. After all, it is trodden upon each day by dirty shoes and bacteria-harboring feet. But in reality, carpets are also teeming with dust mites, which is a common reason that many people have allergies. A sure fix: vacuum daily with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter that will collect them properly. (Ordinary vacuums just blow dust mites around, making things worse).
Keep these three trouble areas in mind when housecleaning and you’ll see a reduction in allergies and illnesses in your household. No time to clean? Hire the job out! Housecleaning services are not as costly as one might think and most maid service duties have rates that nearly anyone can afford!
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