10 Places Bacteria Hides In Your Home

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Kitchen Sponge – Another wet home for bacteria to grow. A sponge or cloth contains 134,630 bacteria per square inch so rotate often.
  4. Faucet Handle – Both the kitchen and bathroom faucets can come into contact with messy hands.
  5. Pet Food Dish – The inside of pet food dishes can collect bacteria, clean frequently to keep your family and pets healthy.
  6. Garbage Bin– Contains 411 bacteria per square inch.
  7. Refrigerator Door Handle – 319 bacteria per square inch. Think about touching the handle and then touching your food. Yikes!
  8. Toilet Flush Handle – I was surprised to read that the handle of the toilet contains 83 bacteria per square inch.
  9. 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.


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