Regardless of how clean you keep your Knoxville home, germs can linger in some unexpected places. In this Knoxville Home How To, we explore the top 5 most germ-infested items in your Knoxville home and how to remedy them.
Germ-Infested Item #1 – Kitchen Sponges/Dish Rag
The kitchen is one area of every Knoxville home are that people strive to keep clean. As much as you may try to keep your kitchen sponge or dish rag clean, you may not be doing enough. These items can be home to a wide-range of bacteria, including E. coli and staphylococcus. To help keep your Knoxville kitchen clean, be sure that your purge these items of germs on a regular basis. For sponges, be sure to rinse with hot water after each use and allow to dry in a ventilated area. If the sponge has come into contact with any raw meat, be sure to wet the sponge and put it in the microwave for one minute to sanitize. Keep kitchen rags from being germ-infested by running through the laundry regularly and hanging to dry. Be sure to spray down kitchen cabinets with a disinfecting spray on regular basis.
Germ-Infested Item #2 – Kitchen Sink
Another one of the most germ-infested items comes from your Knoxville kitchen as well. The kitchen sink sees a great deal of germs. Everything from raw meets to uncooked fruits and vegetables, the kitchen sink in your Knoxville home can be home to many germs if not cleaned regularly and properly. Be sure to clean your sink on a regular basis and after cooking raw food, by spraying down you sink, faucet and drain with a disinfecting item like Clorox Cleanup. Allow to sit for 10 minutes, then rinse.
Germ-Infested Item #3 – Electronics
Electronics are another area of Knoxville homes that tend to be germ-infested. They get handled by everyone living in the home and rarely get cleaned. Remotes and computer keyboards are two types of electronics which are the biggest germ culprits. A few times a week take a wrung out disinfecting wipe to any electronics that get used on a regular basis.
Germ-Infested Item #4 – Family Room Carpet
The family room in your Knoxville home sees a lot of traffic. Family, friends, and pets spend a lot of time in the family room, making it home to many germs in the carpet. To help keep carpet clean, vacuum at least once a week and spray a fabric sanitizer on the carpet to kill any lingering germs. Once a year, consider having the carpet steam cleaned to kill any germs.
Germ-Infested Item #5 – Bathroom Towel
Bathroom towels can be another germ-infested area in your Knoxville home. To many this can be somewhat unexpected, but mildew and bacteria thrive in towels that remain damp for long periods of time. To help keep towels clean, be sure that towels are hung on a towel rack that allows them to dry properly. Also, be sure to wash towels in hot water on a weekly basis.
Are you shocked by these items? What do you to to keep your Knoxville home clean?