Not all bacteria are harmful. Your body contains many bacteria that do not make you sick. But some of the dangerous types, such as E. Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus and also fungi and mold can often be found in various places in your home. Which ones in particular should you pay attention to?
Additionally, the SARS-COV-2 virus, the cause of the current COVID-19 pandemic, can linger on various surfaces for hours or even days. Bacteria and viruses spread by moving from person to person or just from surface to surface.
The easiest places to spot contamination are the obvious ones – food scraps on kitchen countertops, stains on the shower stall or a pile of laundry clothes. But what about those places where we don’t see dirt at first glance? These are the ones that can affect your and your family’s health.
Areas where food is stored and prepared tend to have the most bacteria than other places in your home. Dishwashing sponges and cloths are the most friendly surfaces for them. Because of the moisture and food debris that can get on them, they are the perfect place for them to thrive. Other things that are in your kitchen that need more frequent cleaning are cutting boards, coffee makers, and the refrigerator – especially surfaces that have uncooked or unwashed food on them. You should also take care of the sink and countertops, which usually come into frequent contact with food.
Other places where there are most bacteria are the things we touch most often. These include doorknobs, light switches, door handles on fridges, microwaves and ovens as well as taps on sinks and washbasins. Things that are often infested with germs include our cell phones, computer keyboards and mice, and TV remotes and game controllers.
We can’t forget about the bathroom. It is a warm and humid place, so special attention should be paid to keeping the toilets clean, changing towels and rugs frequently and making sure the drains in the bathtub, shower and sink are unobstructed.
The most important thing to keep clean, not just while at home, is our hands. Washing our hands for 20-30 seconds with warm water and soap is the best way to prevent the transmission of bacteria and germs to other people and the surfaces we use.
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