When most people are asked which parts of their home are the dirtiest, the most common reply often has something to do with the bathroom. You may be surprised to learn that there are several places in your home that qualify as much bigger germ magnets. If you’re wanting to learn more—read on.
Your remote controls are things that nearly all your family members touch on a daily basis—yet most people don’t clean them as often as they should. Remotes collect all types of germs and bacteria, so you’ll want to disinfect them regularly. If someone in your household is sick, you may want to wipe down your remotes once a day until that person is on the mend, as this can help prevent the virus from spreading to other members in your household.
The pet bowls
If you don’t have stainless steel pet bowls, you may want to consider upgrading what you currently have. Plastic water and food bowls tend to attract mold, yeast and germs, all of which can make Fido sick. Most experts recommend cleaning pet food and water bowls daily and disinfecting them once a week.-
Light switches and door knobs
When people clean their homes, they understand the importance of wiping down kitchen and bathroom counters, mopping the floors and cleaning out the insides of trash cans. Yet a lot of people fail to remember to wipe down light switches and door knobs. Much like your remotes, these are things that everyone in your household touches multiple times each day. If you’re not someone who cleans these items on a regular basis, you may want to consider purchasing some disinfecting wipes and adding this task to your cleaning routine.
Your kitchen sponge
If you’re not replacing your kitchen sponge once a week, you’re not doing yourself any favors! A kitchen sponge often retains moisture from wiping up spills and cleaning dishes, and they’ve been known to collect food particles. Some cleaning experts believe that the average sponge can hold more bacteria than any other item in your home.
Housekeeping experts you can trust
If you need help deep cleaning your home and/or you’d like to learn more about which parts of your home tend to collect the most bacteria and germs, we can help. Call Clean Florida today at 239-263-0183 to speak with Southwest Florida house cleaning expert you can trust.