Top 10 Dirtiest Places in Your Home

Top 10 Dirtiest Places in Your Home

You’ve spent your morning cleaning your house so it’s sparkling. Now, you can kick back and enjoy the rest of your day feeling good that your house is spotless.

No matter how often you clean, there are some places in your home that harbor hidden germs. Do you know which room in your house is the dirtiest?

If you guessed the bathroom, you’re wrong. It’s your kitchen. According to the University of Arizona news, most people don’t know that the kitchen sink is the germiest place in the home. It has more bacteria than your toilet bowl.

Read more to find out the other 10 dirtiest places in your home.

1. Kitchen Sponge

Your kitchen sponge is often wet and left in damp places near your sink. This gives germs optimal conditions for growing on your sponge. Make sure you sanitize it after every use.

2. Carpets

Germs and bacteria thrive in your carpets. A study by Dr. Philip Tierno of Langone Medical Centre and author of The Secret Life of Germs found that your carpet holds 4,000 times more bacteria than your toilet seat. Regular vacuuming, either by you or your cleaning services, can rid your carpet of most dirt and bacteria.

3. Toothbrush Holder

When you flush the toilet, bacteria can land on your toothbrush holder. The humid conditions in your bathroom make it ideal for breeding germs. If you have a home cleaning service, make sure cleaning the toothbrush holder is on the cleaning list.

4. Kitchen Counter

You might not realize that you’re leaving behind food-borne pathogens from raw meat, chicken, and vegetables when you’re preparing food at your counter. Spraying counters with disinfectant after handling perishables can get the germs lurking on your countertop.

5. Bathtub

Your bathtub poses the greatest risk of transmitting germs to your family. Did you know that you can get bacterial and fungal infections from the floor of your tub or shower? You can prevent this by disinfecting it yourself or by your home cleaners.

6. Refrigerator

The dark, damp conditions in your refrigerator are perfect for growing mold and yeast. This is potentially harmful, especially for allergy sufferers.

7. Stove Dials

It’s easy to forget the dials on your stove when you’re cleaning. These can be one of the dirtiest places in your home. This is because you often touch them while preparing food.

8. Light Switches

Does your home cleaning service wipe down your light switches? Light switches collect oily grime and germs from everyone in your family.

9. Wet Laundry

If you leave recently washed laundry in the washing machine for more than 30 minutes, it can start growing germs. Try to put your clothes in the dryer as soon as the wash is done.

10. Electronics

Your remote controls, keyboards, and phones get touched more than any other place in your home. They’re also shared by family members and guests. So, make sure you regularly wipe these electronics to remove dirt and germs.

Delve into the Dirtiest Places

Now that you know the dirtiest places in your home, you can cut down on dirt, germs, and harmful bacteria.

Contact us for professional house cleaning services that will delve further into those surprising places where nasty germs lurk.

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