A bathroom is always considered as the most germ-laden area in the house. It is known to contain a lot of harmful bacteria that could give birth to several diseases. That is the reason people like to clean their bathrooms on a regular basis to get rid of unhealthy germs and microorganisms. What if we tell you some places or items in your house contain more bacteria than bathrooms? Yes, you would be quite shocked to know that. Here we will discuss some of the household items that are the powerhouse of harmful germs and bacteria.
All the used dishes, dirty mugs, and remaining food items on the plate end up in the kitchen sink, which encourages bacteria growth and makes it ten times dirtier than the toilet seats. Make sure you wash the kitchen sink daily after cleaning the dishes so that the bacteria don’t reproduce.
A kitchen sponge is used to clean dishes in the kitchen. While cleaning the dishes, the sponge comes in contact with a lot of germs and bacteria. Sponges tend to remain wet for a long time, not washed regularly and are not replaced much often that let the germs manifold. People are advised to wash the kitchen sponges regularly in hot water to remove the germs present in them.
Everyone in the family touches the bathroom faucet handles, which makes them prone to a lot of germs. We don’t even realize that by cleaning our hands, we are just making them dirty. To avoid the accumulation of germs over those handles, you need to disinfect them regularly.
Toothbrushes are used to clean the germs inside our mouth. We keep them in the bathrooms where they get easily contaminated by the airborne germs released with every flush. And then again we use them to clean our teeth from where they can easily enter into our body system. Be careful about where you keep your tooth brush and how you dry them. Try to air-dry them inside a closed box or put a lid on them. Make sure to close the lid of the toilet seat when you flush. Replace your toothbrush every two to three months to stay germ and disease-free.
Another item that we hardly think to clean on a regular basis and which could be home to several microorganisms. Every day we touch the door knobs with our hands, exposing them to several bacteria present on the surface of our skin that cannot be seen with naked eyes. The germs or bacteria may survive on door knobs for longer than you can imagine. To get rid of these germs, make sure you sanitize the door knobs with disinfectant wipes.
Most of the people like to watch TV while eating dinner or having drinks. While doing so, they happen to touch the remote with dirty hands or spill a little drink over it. The more the number of people touches remote, the more it gets infected. Technically, every day remote control comes in contact with quite a lot of germs. Clean it regularly with a damp cloth over and around the buttons and avoid touching it with untidy hands.
You must be amazed by knowing how the items mentioned above contain more germs than your toilet seats. Always remember to clean these household items at regular intervals to avoid catching infections and diseases by the bacteria that may be present on them.