The 5 Dirtiest Parts of Your House

Your home is your domicile and a place where you can relax without worrying about dirt and germs. Your home should be clean and safe for your entire family, including your pets.

Unfortunately, your home can contain lots and lots of bacteria that can cause you and your family to get sick. No matter how hard you work to remove these germs and other harmful living things, these little creatures tend to flourish wherever human beings live.

So, below is our list of the top five most common places in your home that bacteria can be found in abundance. At EH Clean, we have learned where the dirt resides in your house during our 20 years in the cleaning industry. So, here are the worst offenders and how to deal with each in its own way.

The Kitchen Sink
While you may believe that this is a moderately clean area of your house due to how often you spend time actually cleaning other objects in it, it’s actually filled with many different types of potentially harmful bacteria. This is due to the fact that the soap we use to wash our dishes doesn’t always eliminate all of the bacteria from old food, filthy sponges, and that occasional band aid that may slip off during the dishwashing process. Be certain to wipe your hands off with a sani-hand wipe always after washing your dishes to make sure that you aren’t spreading those bacteria around even more. Best ways to clean the kitchen sink is with Soft&Scrub with bleach and sanitize it.

The Toilet
This one always ranks up there in any home, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Human waste is where bacteria lives and if you have pets and young children, it is often in and around this area of your house. Too often people tend to store personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes and combs near this area. Make sure that if you do this, these items are covered in order to protect them from these harmful bacteria and make sure that the lid to the toilet is closed prior to flushing so that fecal matter does not splash outside of the bowl. We recommend using LYSOL Toilet bowl cleaner with bleach and disposable toilet bowl wands/pads.

The TV Remote Control
Yet another item that everybody in the house is constantly touching, whether they have washed their hands or not, is the TV remote control. It can be the place where hundreds if not thousands of bacteria per square inch grow and are often being passed around on a regular basis. As with your mobile device, make sure to use a non-abrasive sanitizing wipe in order to wipe it down, and do it on a regular basis.

The Bathtub
While much attention is normally paid to keeping the rest of your bathtub from producing mildew or mold, all of the grime that you remove from your body on a daily basis can remain in the drain, growing and festering at a rapid rate. By the time the soap that you used to clean your body has reached this destination, it’s no longer effective in cleaning this area. Every time we clean your bathrooms, we pay close attention to this area in order to keep the bacteria at bay.

People drag bacteria in from outside and from other rooms such as the bathroom and the kitchen. Many house cleaners clean the floors last and will often rush through that part of the job, but at EH Clean we focus carefully on all of the floors, whether they are linoleum, wood, slate or tile of any other substance. By keeping floors clean, bacteria does not ever get a chance to spread. We recommend using vinegar, disinfectant spray or steam mop to clean the floors and no reusable mop heads! We use terry towels dipped in the solution and mop each home with fresh clean towel. We do not bring ugly and used mop pads from home to a home for sanitary reasons.

About EH Clean

At EH Clean, our motto is “We don’t cut corners, we clean them!” By stressing  a quality, tailor-made cleaning service for all of our clients who demand the best, we have been able to build a strong and thriving business. We are owner operated and during the past 20 years we have gained a vast amount of knowledge, understanding and experience within all aspects of cleaning and it shows in our work.

Our mission is 100% customer satisfaction. We treat our clients with immediate responsiveness and constant attention to their needs. We are licensed, bonded, insured and have worker’s compensation for all our employees.

Sources: MD News and AARP



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