The Dirtiest Spots In Your Home

The kitchen - the sink, dishwasher, and countertops are all hot spots for bacteria

The kitchen is where we cook, eat and share meals with our loved ones - but it can also be a haven for bacteria. Surprisingly enough, the sink, dishwasher and countertops can all be spots that bacteria like to hang out. That's why it's important to regularly disinfect your surfaces, wash dishes properly in the sink or dishwasher, and replace sponges and towels so they are not collecting dirt or mildew. Little things like this can go a long way in keeping your kitchen clean and sanitized so you can enjoy mealtime with peace of mind.

The bathroom - the toilet seat, faucet handles, and door handle are all common areas for bacteria to thrive

Going to the bathroom is often taken for granted; however, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria. If you think about it, the toilet seat, faucet handles, and door handle are all parts of the bathroom that you touch regularly with your bare hands. Unfortunately, these surfaces provide great habitats for bacteria because they're always moist and warm - not to mention, filled with residue from hands and products. So if you want to keep yourself healthy while using the restroom, make sure that you have a team frequently disinfect all contact points with cleaning supplies or an antibacterial hand sanitizer.

The bedroom - mattresses are a haven for dust mites and other allergens, while pillows and bedding can also be breeding grounds for bacteria

When it comes to the bedroom, we often don’t think too much about all the dust mites, allergens and bacteria that may be lurking inside our pillows, bedding and mattresses. It's not a pleasant thought and unfortunately it is one we have to be conscious of if we want to maintain a healthy indoor environment. Mattresses in particular can serve as an inviting haven for dust mites, which are a common cause of allergy symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose. Pillows and other soft furnishings also play host to mites, as well as bacteria like E. coli that thrive in damp environments. While keeping these unwelcome guests at bay isn’t always easy, following certain hygiene principles such as vacuuming frequently, washing your pillowcases often and airing out your mattress on a regular basis can help reduce their presence.

The living room - carpets and furniture can accumulate a lot of dirt and dust over time

Everyone's living room is the area of their home that gets the most traffic. From just regular activities and even hosting guests, it's no surprise that your carpets and furniture can accumulate a lot of dirt and dust over time. If you're not careful it will start to pile up, reducing the grooviness of the space or maybe even affecting your health. A deep clean every once in a while might be exactly what you need - so why not treat yo'self? A deep clean or refresh of your living room can make all the difference for everyone who spends even a short amount of time there!

No one wants to think about the bacteria lurking in their home, but the truth is, it’s everywhere. And while a certain amount of bacteria is necessary and even healthy for us, too much can lead to illness and disease. That’s why it’s important to regularly clean your hot spots for bacteria – places like the kitchen sink, countertops, and bathroom fixtures. These are typically areas where germs and bacteria accumulate quickly. But don’t forget other areas of your home that can also be breeding grounds for filth, like carpets and furniture. If you need help staying on top of all this dirt and grime, contact Housekeeping Maid Easy today. We’d be happy to give your home the deep clean it needs so you can relax and breathe easy knowing your family is safe from harmful bacteria.