Most Germy Spots in the House

No matter how hard you try, there are always going to be areas in the house which are virtually impossible to get cleaned, and keep them that way.

Being clean in appearance doesn’t mean that there are no germs around, but instead of becoming a serious germaphobe, you could just learn where the worst spots are in the house for nasty bacteria.

Welcome Mat

Supposedly, around 96% of shoes have fecal bacteria on the soles - unsurprising when you think of all the dog muck out there in the streets! So obviously, while your door mat does a great job of stopping any large chunks getting into the house, you do get a lot onto the mat itself.

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You step on the same mat every time you go into the house - so then you drag them in.

Use an antibacterial, fabric-safe spray once a week or so, take shoes off when you get into the house, and try not to put any bags down on the mat.

Oven

It’s true that oven heat usually destroys mos bacteria, but it’s notĀ  true of all. Tiny cracks and crevices within the chamber of the oven can easily develop bacteria, and especially if they are covered with a layer of carbon from cooking they can stay and fester for years.

Without spending hours with your head in the oven, the bet way to clean is to hire a professional oven cleaning service.

Garbage Disposal

So you’ve probably realized that throwing the remnants of food down your sink probably isn’t the most hygienic thing to do, but that’s not even the bad bit - there are usually more than 500,000 bacteria in the kitchen sink, scary especially when compared with the toilet which has 1000 times less. There are lots of crevices and gaps which the bacteria could grow in privacy.

Once a week, clean the stopper in the disposal with some thick beach and water.

Vacuum Cleaner

Sucking up dirt, dust, bacteria and germs into the vacuum cleaner and leaving it there gives it plenty of time to grow. Scarily, 13% of vacuum cleaner brushes are thought to have E coli on them, meaning those brushes are spreading around the bacteria.

Clean the vacuum bag regularly, and try to fit them with antibacterial linings. Make sure to clean all the insides of the vacuum with bleach, then leave it to dry outside.

Kitchen Taps

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The hole where water emerges from your tap is a breeding ground for germs. The water keeps it moist, and the unsterilized water coming from the tap does nothing to protect against the tap constantly being spayed with germs and bacteria from your washing up. Bacteria builds over time and thenĀ  a “biofilm” of pathogens sticks to it, which could fall off and get onto your dishes.

Clean regularly and well with an antibacterial spray.