The Most Common Places Bacteria Hides in your Home

bacteriaWe all want a clean, healthy home. But that is often easier said than done. No matter how thoroughly you clean, bacteria find ways to take hold. Once you know where to look, it’s easier to combat these bacteria breeding grounds. Want to be sure these areas are cleaned regularly? Schedule professional home cleaning in Greensboro on a regular basis. 

Refrigerator. You keep food in the fridge so that it won’t spoil; you wouldn’t expect bacteria grow there. However, it is actually one of the most common places for bacteria to thrive. When foods get spilled, especially milk and raw meat, the bacteria have something to live on and they easily populate in the cool, dark environment. And we’re talking about serious bacteria like salmonella and E. coli that can make you sick enough to land you in the hospital. Disinfect your fridge by wiping down shelves and drawers with cleaning wipes that kill bacteria.  

Entryway. Wherever you and your family typically enter your home probably has the highest bacteria concentration. How does it get there? On your shoes. Everywhere you walk during the day like public restrooms, restaurants, the office, the grocery store, school, the playground, etc. all of that comes in on your shoes. Removing shoes at the door is one of the best things you can do to stop the spread of bacteria through your home. Disinfect the floor in your entryway often. 

Bathroom. This one is probably not a surprise to you, but what may surprise you is where in the bathroom you’ll find the highest concentration of bacteria. Brace yourself for this one: your toothbrush holder. A disturbing realization, isn’t it? Everyone brushes their teeth and puts their toothbrush in the same holder on the bathroom counter. The water and bacteria on toothbrushes drip down inside the reservoir at the bottom and germs thrive. Then you brush with that same toothbrush the next day or later that same day. Disinfect this area often and avoid the potential for illness. 

Laundry Room. You expect that with detergent swirling around in your washing machine and the fresh smell of dryer sheets that your laundry room is bacteria-free. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. Bacteria can build up in your washing machine and even in your laundry baskets themselves. Think about it: you throw dirty, sweaty, bacteria-covered clothes into your laundry basket. You carry the laundry basket to the laundry room, load the clothes into the washer, then the dyer, then back into the same dirty basket. Eliminate bacteria by wiping down your laundry baskets between loads of laundry with a soapy washcloth. Once or twice a month run washing machine cleaner through a regular cycle to kill bacteria in your washer.  

Keep Bacteria at Bay with Professional Home Cleaning in Greensboro 

The best way to eliminate bacteria from your home is to leave it to the professionals. The Maids 22-Step Deep Cleaning System makes sure every area of your home is cleaned and disinfected. Call today to schedule home cleaning in Greensboro: (336) 292-7805.