Here’s a not-so-fun fact: The bacteria, E. coli, can replicate its genome in 40 minutes.
Some bacteria have the ability to divide every 20 minutes with the right nutrients and temperature! No wonder symptoms of illnesses appear immediately after an infection.
A study about the most contaminated and germy objects in a home found more than 340 distinct bacteria over 30 objects! So, no amount of DIY cleaning can ensure that your kitchen, bath, toilet and sinks are completely spotless and germ-free.
Bacteria and viruses can survive anywhere. Here, let’s take a look at the 5 dirtiestplaces in your home and how you can get rid of the germs there.
1. The kitchen
According to studies, more bacteria exist in places where food is prepared or stored than any other place in a home. Around 75 percent of rags and dish sponges had E. coli, Salmonella, and fecal contamination.
A few other dirty kitchen items include coffee maker, kitchen sink, cutting boards, countertops, and refrigerators. So, it is best that you wash your hands every time you step out of the kitchen.
And you can even hire professionals for home sanitizing services to clean your kitchen.
The bathroom holds a lot of bacteria is the perfect place for the growth of germs especially the faucets, shower tub, bath towels, flooring, drains and tooth brushes.
So make sure to wipe handles and surfaces regularly and replace tooth brushes every three months; and bathroom towels at least once a week.
Get tile and grout cleaning to clean all the dirt and germs from your tiles and make them look shiny.
3. The furniture
No matter how hard you try to keep your home look clean, your furniture is prone to occasional food spills, crumbs and dust. Particularly if you have little children and pets, your furniture can get extremely dirty.
Ensure regular cleaning and dusting of your furniture. And invest in professional upholstery cleaning to get rid of the debris that has accumulated within your furniture.
4. Carpets and rugs
Since pets spend a lot of time on carpets and rugs, they bring with them bacteria that transfers onto the carpets. Pet stains also spread germs and illnesses, and are hard to remove.
Carpets may be dirtier than a city street holding up to eight times its weight in dust and dirt.So, you must stop your pets from bringing in all the dirt by cleaning their paws. And you may even hire pet stain and odor removing services.
Wet laundry can allow germs to flourish. Transfer clean clothes immediately after every wash into thedryer. This way, you will not give time to germs to spread.
At Excellence Janitorial Services and Carpet Cleaning, we also provide pressure washing and home cleaning services in Bakersfield. For details, contact us now to turn your home into a safe haven!