There are two kinds of dirt spots in our homes. The first one is obvious, like spilt coffee on the dining table or an overflowing trash bin. The second kind is harder to see. These areas may not look particularly dirty but need cleaning for health and hygiene reasons – as family members come into regular contact with them.
In a recent study about household hygiene, over 340 different kinds of bacteria were found on 30 everyday objects in the home. We might not realize it, but often, our homes are a lot dirtier than we think. And what can be even more frustrating is that no matter how often we clean, bacteria and dirt is easy to miss. While we all know that the trash cans, floors, and toilets are dirty areas, other less obvious places around the house are also prone to accumulating grime. This is why regular spot cleaning is good to maintain a certain level of cleanliness, but it will never be thorough. To truly tackle the dirt in your home, a deep clean by a professional home cleaning service will leave every room spotless, making the household cleanliness easier to maintain.
Here are the dirtiest spots in your home that need extra attention.
The kitchen sink and countertops
According to the National Sanitation Foundation, the kitchen is one of the dirtiest places in the home. Because of food preparation of raw meat, dairy and unwashed vegetables, bacteria are a significant problem, particularly with the risk of cross-contamination. If the cook cuts meat and then doesn’t wash the chopping board properly, any bacteria will contaminate the next food item cut on the board. Kitchen items such as dish sponges and rags used for wiping clean cutlery and crockery are vulnerable to traces of Salmonella, E. coli, and other forms of bacteria. Kitchen items such as refrigerators, stovetops and ovens should be disinfected regularly to avoid any build-up of dirt.
Door knobs, switches, and handles
These types of door and wall furniture may look harmless but because of regular hand contact, are often responsible for the spread of germs. Depending on how often the items are used, experts recommend you clean your light switches, stove knobs, and door handles every week with a disinfectant.
Leaving your laundry inside a washing machine creates a warm, moist atmosphere, which is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, encourage mold and leave a musky smell on your clothes. After the washing cycle, make a habit of loading up the tumble dryer or hanging out the washing as soon as possible. Keep the washing area clean, especially if you regularly end up cleaning sports gear or sodden clothes from a downpour.
Good cleaning habits reduce the harmful bacteria and dust in your home. By hiring a professional home cleaning service, you get a thorough clean and save time to spend on more important tasks.
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