You think your home is clean? Then you should think again. Some places and objects are real sources to collect bacteria. Here are the strongest magnets for bacteria and microbes from your home.
1. The interior of the dishwasher
When stuffing the dishes in the dishwasher, you do not think that it needs to be cleaned, given that you use the detergent and warm water. Small traces of grease, food and detergent blend and get submitted in the corners of the dishwasher. After a certain period, due to its dishwashing, your car may get a bad odor and reduces its effectiveness. White vinegar and baking soda are your allies in this issue.
Doorknobs are real magnets for germs and bacteria. Every time you enter and get out of a room, closing the door, we touch the doorknob, making it one of the dirtiest items in your home. Use a non-toxic disinfectant and clean them regularly, especially if you have small children.
Along with handles, switches are also sources of bacteria, we touch them every day. Even if they appear clean, you must not be fooled by appearances. Clean them with a cloth soaked in vinegar, and then disinfect them with alcohol thoroughly to get rid of all bacteria.
4. Refrigerator coils
Have you ever thought that when you wash your refrigerator you need to clean the back of it too? Cleaning the refrigerator coils for 15 minutes, every half year can prevent up to 70% of the refrigerator malfunctions, thus, extending the lifespan and causing it to operate at full capacity. Dirt and dust deposited on the coils of the refrigerator make it hard to release heat. All you have to do is unplug the refrigerator and clean the coils with a brush.
5. Kitchen sink
Studies have shown that in the sink of the kitchen there are more bacteria than the toilet bowl. They prefer a moist environment and feed on deposited food debris. It is advisable to wash the sink daily to prevent bacteria. An example of a cleaning product is handmade pasta made of detergent, vinegar and one tablespoon of baking soda.
6. Computer Keyboard
Dust, grease and crumbs are examples of deposits that turn your computer keyboard in a dirty environment. There are studies that have shown how dirty keyboards are. Before cleaning the keyboard, it is advisable to document on how you can do this without harming it.
Trash is certainly the strongest source of bacteria. Leftover food and liquids can fall in the garbage bag, contaminating the basket. Every time you throw out the garbage, have in mind to wash the basket. You can clean it forming a solution of warm water and stirring borax or hot vinegar and baking soda.
Did you know that a pillow may have a double weight in two years because of the dust particles? Besides dust and sweat, pillows accumulate dead skin that falls during sleep. For these reasons, it is advisable to wash pillows often.
9. The TV remote
The remote control is another object that houses many bacteria. First, be sure to remove the batteries. Using a brush, remove possible residues. Wipe it with a cloth soaked in a solution composed of one part alcohol and water.
Another item that you have not figured it out is the radiator, full of bacteria, especially during winter, when is hot. Everyone tends to omit them during cleaning and the dust continues to settle. Even if you remove dust and you think it is clean, it feels false. If you get used to putting different clothes to dry on the radiator, then the more reasons you have to clean it.
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