It seems that the bacteria like to take shelter in some of the most common things in the house. Below I present a list of places full of germs and their rapid removal methods.
Kitchen or dishwashing sponge
Although it is used to clean dishes or kitchen worktops, dish sponge is the dirtiest thing in your home. Kitchen sponges and dish cloths as provides constant positive results in tests for disease-causing bacteria: Salmonella, E. Coli. staph and influenza virus; Wet materials are also highly conducive to mold. With each wipe, you can spread these germs everywhere.
After each use rinse the sponge or cloth in hot water, wring it out and let it dry in a soap dish with ventilation or spread it on a towel. At the end of the day and after each contact with the meat, sterilize the wet sponge putting it in the microwave for a minute (be careful, the sponge should be wet; a dry sponge catches fire). Wash cloths regularly, like dirty clothes. Worktops should be cleaned as often (daily if possible) with a disinfectant spray and changing the sponge every few weeks.
In this area your home hosts more than 500 000 germs – 10 times more than the toilet bowl. This is due to the fact that many people often clean sink, but forgets to disinfect the place where rinse all grease and debris. Fresh fruits and vegetables and knives that came into contact with uncooked meat can contain lots of pathogens. If we consider also food and humidity, they encourage the growth of microbes, here’s how you have in the sink a germ population of an enormous size.
Cleaning mode: Several times a week, after you prepare various dishes, wash the sink and scrub with a brush to remove any remaining bacteria on the surface. Take good care of germs favorite places near the drain. Clean with a spray (chlorine 1/4 cup to a cup of water) over the faucet, sink and cleaning brush. Or try a natural anti-bacterial solution; Leave it to take effect for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Daily, toothbrush deposits germs from your mouth. Then you leave it to dry in a wet space (in the bathroom), probably near the toilet – it can become infected with bacteria from the air each time you use the toilet bowl. You can get sick just using your own brush. In your toothbrush you can find germs such as E. Coli, Listeria, Streptococcus, even mold.
Cleaning Mode: Allows toothbrush to dry and air out in a dry place, away from the toilet as possible. You can significantly reduce the number of bacteria in the bathroom if you leave the lid down when you flush. Once a week make sure to sanitize toothbrushes and their support in order to remove bacteria. Replace your toothbrush every three months or after you were sick.
TV remote control and keyboard from the computer / laptop that are used by the whole family and are rarely cleaned – are among the dirtiest items in the technical area. A single unit / single remote can contain thousands of bacteria, including those that we find on dishwashing sponge. Part of the problem is that people eat while using the devices, leaving oil and crumbs on the keyboard, which germs use to develop.
Cleaning mode: clean remote controls and keyboards once a week, as well as video game controls and fabric or plastic covers of phones and tablets. Use disinfectant wipes, and before you start, you should stop all appliances that you delete. Clean surfaces of touch screen with an anti-scratch especially for electronics.
Towels in bathroom
When wet towels remain wet more than 20 minutes, mildew and bacteria – that grows in wet environments – are multiplying. In 18% of bath towels was found MRSA germ. Whenever you reuse such a towel you will only grow your chances of getting an allergy, irritation or (in rare cases) a really strong infection.
Cleaning mode: Just make sure that the towels dry quickly after each use. After 3-4 uses wash towels with hot water and dry them at high temperatures to remove any germs. If you cannot get rid of the smell of mold / damp then it is time to buy new towels.