Top 6 Areas in Your Home that Collect the Most Germs

shutterstock_129738089You can be the clean freak that makes sure not to miss a single spot when cleaning your home, but even those of us who are the most obsessive compulsive about seeing flawlessness can leave it some places. The following are some of the dirtiest areas in any home that often go overlooked.

  1. Toothbrush Holder

Several factors contribute to the growth of germs on the surface of a toothbrush holder. When you brush your teeth and place the damp toothbrush back in its holder, it causes the growth of germs. Bacteria are really attracted to moist areas. That’s why it’s recommended to disinfect the holder at least once a week.

  1. Toothbrushes

Additionally, germs from the toilet surface in your bathroom can float around and infect your toothbrush rather than just the holder. So, you should pay attention to placing the holder away from surfaces like the toilet or tub, and of course, change your toothbrush at least every three months.

  1. Desktop/Laptop Keyboard

The last thing many think about cleaning is their computer keyboard. Just by sitting my your computer to surf the web, you’re being exposed to a load of bacteria if you don’t wash your hands before using it. This is especially the case for those of us who enjoy having a bite by the computer. Try your best not to eat by the keyboard to avoid dropping food crumbs, and when you do, disinfect it frequently.

  1. Home Office Tech

Bacteria like E. coli can grow on both your computer keyboard and mouse, which will eventually cause health issues. So, the next time you use your computer, be sure to wash your hands both before and after you utilize the accessories. You can go for alcohol or bacterial wipes (that aren’t dripping wet) to wipe off your mouse and other electronic items.

  1. Laundry Machine

This may come as a shock to you, but yes, you read it correctly—your washing machine is a germ hub. This is particularly the case when you let wet clothes sit in the machine for a while after a wash. Remove the wet laundry right after a wash is complete. Then, place them in the dryer or hang dry them. If you do happen to leave the damp clothes in the washing machine for more than half an hour, you should run another wash cycle.

  1. Doorknobs and Handles

Your doorknobs and handles are among the many things you touch the most in your home, so it’s no wonder they accumulate the most germs. Light switches also fall under this category. Use disinfectant wipes to wipe them down at least once a week and be sure to regularly grab a new wipe after cleaning in the same area multiple times.

To avoid the spreading of germs around your home, you should clean on a regular basis. 1st Class Cleaning can do the job for you. Our cleaning professionals have the right tools and knowledge to eradicate bacteria in your home. Contact us today for more information about our services.

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