Is someone sick in your house? Worried about bacteria and infections? Here’s your guide on how to get your home spotless quickly. We have identified the germ hot spots in your home to help you focus on the most affected areas. Something tangible, a touch point, is considered a high risk.
You will find that the majority of the highest risk areas are touched regularly. This makes sense given our hands are the main carriers of germs, which are easily carried around. Record cleaning of the floor, for example. While it is important, we do not eat with our feet, so any bacteria on the feet are less of a threat than bacteria on the hands.
If you are going to be cleaning these touch points (or other places of the house) on your own regularly, then be sure to look for natural but cheap cleaning products that make for easy cleaning of kitchens, bathrooms, sinks, toilets, as well as surfaces like doors and windows. You may need to buy different products for each purpose, or you may find multi-purpose liquids, but whichever one you choose, keep them stocked.
Sponges are a breeding ground for bacteria: When left moist bacteria can grow rapidly. During the use of the bacteria infected sponges for cleaning services or to wash pots and pans, we effectively control the spread of germs around the house. Either ensure you wash your sponges weekly in the dishwasher or just use disposable cleaning cloths.
Sinks, worktops and chopping boards. All surfaces that come into regular contact with infected bacteria from raw food should be thoroughly cleaned.
Refrigerator, Freezer, and stove handle. As with all handles, they are regularly exposed to the hand which is a major carrier of germs and bacteria.
Dustbin. In particular, for the obvious point. Make sure that you clean your bin at least once a week with antibacterial spray and wipes.
Dirty doorknobs and handles are some of the germiest places in the house. Our hands carry the most germs. We can pick these germs up from the dog, newborn child from your neighbor or from the train home from work.
Carpets and rugs tend to be loaded with dust, residues, and bugs which could be problematic if left unchecked. Use Very Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning methods for a thorough job. This could reduce the risk of allergies and breathing difficulties for your pets and children if you have any.
Light switches are similar to doorknobs. Constant contact with hands and fingers from everyone in the house makes it a germ hotspot.
Your hands! As discussed your hands are the most popular offenders in the transferring of germs. Keep them clean and regularly use anti-bacterial gel.
Toilet Handles are another huge hotspot and a direct cause of bacterial transfers to the hand.
Dispensers regularly come into contact with our hands, immediately after using the toilet and the toilet handle makes it a bacterial hotspot.
Toilet seats are crawling with bacteria. Clean once a week with an anti-bacterial wipes to keep your toilet germ free.
Hand drying towels are crawling with moist bacteria. Make sure that you wash them at least once a week. Keep a rotation of towels for a new cycle.
So there you have it. Most bacteria – ridden areas of your house. Now that you know the hotspots, check out our range of antibacterial products to keep your house glittering clean and germ-free.