Germiest Items You Need To Clean In Your Home

No matter how well we clean, our homes will always be filled with bacteria, germs, and all sorts of invisible elements. While we may clean most of our every day surfaces, some of the germiest spots in our homes are never even cleaned. RCH Cleaning breaks down some of the dirtiest objects in your home.

Dish Sponge 

One of the most common places significant amounts of germs are found is in the sponges used to clean dirty dishes. When you clean your dishes, leftover food particles can wedge themselves into the pores of your sponge. If they aren’t cleaned over time, your sponge can develop Salmonella or E. Coli. While sponges are a good way to clean your dishes, dish rags are a better option to clean with since they can be thrown in a washing machine. Dish rags should be replaced every few days with a clean rag to avoid bacteria breakouts. 

Kitchen Sink

Although you use your sink to clean dishes, sometimes dirty dishes stay piled up in your sink as well. This makes your sink a prime location for bacteria to flourish. Sinks can be home to thousands of microorganisms that can contaminate anything that comes in contact with your sink. Washing and disinfecting your sink every week can help get rid of any lingering germs. Don’t forget to wash your sink strainer as well, as it can be home to plenty of bacteria as well.

Pet Toys

Your pet’s mouth houses many different types of bacteria including staphylococcus aureus. If you have small children crawling around, pet toys can potentially end up in their mouth upon discovery of the item. To avoid sickness and infection, it’s a good idea to have your pets part with their beloved toys every so often to rid them of bacteria. Washing hard pet toys in hot soapy water every other week is an effective method for keeping them clean. Soft plush toys should be washed in a washing machine every month to remove any leftover germs.

Toothbrush Holder

Although you place your toothbrush in it every day, when was the last time it was cleaned? Toothbrush holders were the second dirtiest object in the house next to dish sponges. Wiping your toothbrush holder down once a week is a good way to prevent bacteria such as E. Coli, listeria, and strep. While you’re at it, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to replace your toothbrush. You should replace your toothbrush every three months and always replace it after you’ve been sick. 

Don’t Wait For A Clean Home, Call RCH Cleaning

RCH Cleaning can take care of any commercial or residential cleaning needs. Whether you need regular cleanings or just a one-time spring cleaning, we can take care of your home or commercial space. Contact us today at 417-763-8365 at our Springfield location or 417-851-7960 to reach our Port Charlotte, FL location to get an estimate on your first service!

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