Where are germs hiding in your home?
Germs. They’re lurking on the subway, on ATMS, and in public restrooms, but they’re also just as prevalent within the safety of your home. No matter how clean or healthy you think you are, your home isn’t immune to dangerous germs.
Germs are likely to lurk all over your home, but certain areas are more likely to spread harmful germs than others.
Your kitchen, for instance, is a place where germs like salmonella and E.coli can thrive. It’s important that you not only regularly disinfect countertops, but that you’re disinfecting the fridge and your sink too. According to Reader’s Digest, there are more germs lurking in your sink than in your toilet.
That can sound a little overwhelming, especially considering that the kitchen is just one of the many infectious areas of your home in need of cleaning. So why not hire a maid service like So-Neat! to do the heavy lifting for you?
In addition to your kitchen, germs lurk on places like doorknobs and light switches. Bathroom light switches, in particular, are found to have more germs according to Healthline. All door handles and lightswitches should be disinfected in your home at least once a week.
Among the most surprising places where germs linger, is your washing machine. Wet laundry left in a machine, even if only for 30 minutes, causes germs to multiply.
If you leave your laundry in the washer for over 30 minutes, Healthline recommends doing a second wash then transferring your clothes to the dryer immediately afterwards.
Electronics are also a culprit in germ spread. Your tablets, phones, remote controls and keyboards are littered with germs. The National Science Foundation found that 68 percent of families have yeast and mold on their keyboards and 59 percent had yeast and mold in their video game controllers.
It may not be surprising that pets are another big source of germ spread. Healthline recommends wiping your pet’s paws before they come inside and bleaching water and food bowls once a week.
Keeping your house germ free can be difficult for someone with a full-time schedule, but maid services like So-Neat! are here to make it easier on you and your family.