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Let's Talk About The Dirtiest Things in Your House

by Mack Mays 4 months ago in house
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Let's Talk About The Dirtiest Things in Your House
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You probably imagine that the toilet is the dirtiest object in your house. But did you know, for example, that more bacteria accumulate in the sink than in the toilet bowl? Or that the remote control is one of the objects that carry the most bacteria and facilitate their spread?

Here are the household items that you should clean thoroughly at least once a week with strong antibacterial agents.

The bacteria in the house that can make us sick are:

  • Staphylococcus aureus or Staphylococcus aureus,
  • mold and microscopic fungi,
  • Salmonella,
  • Escherichia coli or, in short, E. coli,
  • feces.

What we have to know is that not all bacteria are harmful. Our bodies are rich in bacteria that do not make us sick.

Sponge dishes

The dish sponge is not full of germs because it comes in contact with food. The food is normally in good condition and edible once it reaches your plate.

But between the fibers of the sponge, the cloth, or the cloth with which you wash the dishes, there are food scraps that over time favor the appearance of bacteria. In addition, permanent moisture also favors fungi and mold.

Don't be fooled by the pleasant smell of dishwashing detergent and clean it well or replace the dish sponge at least once a week, otherwise, your freshly washed dishes will not be as clean as you expect.

The Sinks

Sinks are where all the bacteria you take down from your hands, dishes or objects gather. Although the bathroom sink is more dangerous, both the sink and the kitchen sink should be cleaned as often as possible.

When you wash something in the sink, the leaking water spreads over the entire surface of the sink and stays there, drying gradually. In addition, tartar, rust, mold, and viscous matter that accumulate inside pipes and drains are ideal environments for bacteria.

Remote control

The remote control is an object used by all members of the family and is often touched with dirty, oily hands or traces of substances. We don't imagine that you store the remote control in the trash, but every time you use it, various particles accumulate on its surface that together can favor the appearance of bacteria.

Today you ate chips, and there were small invisible traces of salt and oil on the remote control. Tomorrow you left a little moisturizing lotion because you applied the cream on your hands.

Then change the channel immediately after stroking the cat. And your child rushes to the TV after playing outside in the park without washing his hands. Little by little, the remote control gathers a cocktail of particles that we recommend you eliminate with antibacterial solutions.

The entrance carpet

You probably think this is the role of the entrance mat: to wipe our shoes so that the mud, dust, and bacteria stay out. But how often do you wash it to remove all these bacteria?

Over time, so much dirt accumulates on the entrance carpet that you will practically use it in vain. The shoes will bring more bacteria into the house.

The toilet bowl

Perhaps the most predictable object we are referring to, the toilet bowl is one of the dirtiest objects in your home. It is essential to clean it carefully even in the most hidden areas because there can be whole colonies of germs.

When cleaning the toilet bowl, apply antibacterial products at the top, under the lid, and at the base of the drainpipe, where water enters the tank.

Washing machine

You may be surprised, but the washing machine is also one of the dirtiest items in your home. And that's because today many of us wash our clothes at 30, 40, or 60 degrees. Most germs die only at 90 degrees. Otherwise, germs pass through the washing machine and accumulate in the rubber slot on the door, on the drain hose, and more. To remove them, you can use a special washing machine or sodium bicarbonate cleaners.

The area where you keep your pet's food bowl

If you leave the pot dirty, there is a risk that your pet will ingest spoiled food. Also, in this way, you can attract uninvited guests, such as ants, beetles, or mice. How to clean: Wipe off spilled food or water immediately. Wash bowls regularly. Protect floors by placing animal bowls on a washable napkin or clean washable cloth or a larger tray.

The area around the cat litter

After all, where does your kitten step right after he or she defecates? On the floor, in the bathroom (if you keep the litter here). How to clean: Vacuum, then wipe the floor with a mop, using a solution of warm water and vinegar. Alternatively, you can put a car mat (rubber) next to the litter box. Wash it with warm water and detergent as often as needed.

Door handles

Wondering how dirty these can be? Well, it depends on how well the people in the house wash their hands. How to clean: If you have small children, wipe the door handles whenever necessary or weekly (use a clean cloth and warm water with detergent or antibacterial wet wipes).

The basket where you throw your baby's diapers

Everything you touch while (and after) changing your baby's diaper and before washing your hands should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Wet wipes are perfect for cleaning areas such as the basket where you throw dirty diapers. How to clean: Wipe the basket on the outside with a damp cloth daily. Clean the interior according to the manufacturer's instructions with warm soapy water whenever necessary.

Microwave oven

People forget to wash the inside of the microwave, so it gets pretty dirty. How to clean: wash interior surfaces with water and detergent and a sponge.

Wash, rinse, and wipe areas. If there are crusts and food scraps, turn on the microwave with a bowl of water inside or a damp cloth for a few minutes. The steam obtained will soften the hardened food scraps, so it will be easier for you to wipe the microwave.

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