It’s just about time for spring cleaning. Today I wanted to share 10 spots that bacteria hides in your home to help tackle it.
- Toilet Bowl – This sounds like a given but the toilet contains 3.2 million bacteria per square inch. Which is why washing hands and regular cleaning are essential.
- Kitchen Drain – The second germiest place in the home is the kitchen drain. Think of all the food that catches in the drain with a wet environment for bacteria to thrive.
- Kitchen Sponge – Another wet home for bacteria to grow. A sponge or cloth contains 134,630 bacteria per square inch so rotate often.
- Faucet Handle – Both the kitchen and bathroom faucets can come into contact with messy hands.
- Pet Food Dish – The inside of pet food dishes can collect bacteria, clean frequently to keep your family and pets healthy.
- Garbage Bin– Contains 411 bacteria per square inch.
- Refrigerator Door Handle – 319 bacteria per square inch. Think about touching the handle and then touching your food. Yikes!
- Toilet Flush Handle – I was surprised to read that the handle of the toilet contains 83 bacteria per square inch.
- Television Remote Control – The remote control is something that I tend to overlook until someone gets sick then I clean every surface like a fiend. The remote contains 70 bacteria per square inch.