We all get in touch with various germs and bacteria which are linked with numerous diseases. But do you know which item in your home contains the most germs? And it is not the toilet seat as you may think. Even these 10 items which are a great source of bacteria are actually not the dirtiest parts in your home.
Learn how to clean them properly so you could preserve your health!
Microorganisms love the damp and dark reservoirs of the coffee makers and they usually contain mold, yeast and coliform bacteria.
Just add four cups of apple cider vinegar into the reservoir and wait for about half an hour. Then wash it three to four times with water until the vinegar scent is gone.
Carpets contain a lot of germs. Are you aware that they can be even 4,000 times dirtier than the toilet seat? They are full with various microorganisms.
You can clean the fresh stains with tonic or soda water. These solutions are also great for removing dirt from the carpet. Baking soda can help against unpleasant smell of your dirty carpet. Note: Whenever you want to try some new cleaning product or method, first try it on a small area.
Powder like powdered cleaner or baking soda is a good carpet cleaner.
Just sprinkle the powder all over the carpet and after half an hour vacuum the powder.
The best option is to sprinkle the powder before going to bed and to vacuum it in the morning. In this way the cleaning product will have enough time to soften the stains and absorb the odors.
You should wash the cutting board after every use. Put it in the dishwasher or wash it well with hot and soapy water. It is proven that cutting boards contain coliform bacteria, mold and yeast.
Coliform bacteria and mold can also appear on the kitchen counter so you must wash it well with a mixture prepared of bleach diluted in water. Do this after preparing meals.
Remove the stove knobs and wash them well with soapy water at least once a week as they also contain mold, yeast and bacteria.
Pet toys also contain dangerous coliform bacteria, yeast, mold, staph bacteria etc. Clean the toys well with a mixture prepared of soap, water and mild bleach. The soft toys can be washed in a washing machine.
Faucet handles can be covered with mold and bacteria so clean them every day with disinfectant wipes or spay.
Dish sponges or rags
We use dish sponges or rags for cleaning and ironically they are not clean at all. To be precise, sponges and the dish rags contain staph bacteria, coliform bacteria, mold and yeast.
In order to keep the sponges clean, put them in the microwave every day for two minutes and you shouldn’t use them more than two weeks. If you also use a rag, you should wash it in a washing machine every two days.
Wash the pet bowels in a dishwasher or with bleach diluted in water but after that you must rinse them with clean water. Dilute one cup of bleach in one gallon of water.
Toothbrush holders are covered with bacteria as they are usually placed close to the toilet seat. When you flush the toilets the aerosols that contain fecal can end up on the toothbrush holders.
That is why you need to clean the toothbrush holders twice a week with a hot soapy spray or you can put them in the dishwasher.
Clean the kitchen sink at least twice a week as it contains coliform bacteria and mold.
You can also prepare a solution of one tablespoon of bleach diluted in one quart of water. Use the solution once per month. Pour it in the drain and do not forget to wash the sink strainer as well.