These are the dirtiest spots in your home

Our environment is buzzing with microscopic dimensions of the mucous membrane - and this is no exception to what we consider to be an otherwise clean apartment.

Of course, not all bacteria are a danger to us, but microorganisms in the household that can cause disease can occur. That's why we should be very clear about where these people may be in the home, to get rid of them with more frequent cleaning.


Many people are aware that one of the dirtiest items in our homes is dishwashing sponge - but it is still surprising how many bacteria and pathogens can be killed. According to a 2011 study, the 75% of kitchen sponges can contain so-called coliform bacteria - amongst them are strains of bacteria such as E. coli or Salmonella, which are most often responsible for the transmission toxicity. 18% of the sponges in the test also contained Staphylococcus bacteria and 86% of them had yeast and mold, which may trigger an allergic reaction in a sensitive person. It is therefore advisable to replace the sponge at least every two weeks.Pay attention to proper cleanliness!


The second most infected area in the home after the sponge is the sink - according to tests About half of the sinks were found to be infected with coliform bacteria, and more than a quarter found yeast and mold. Wash the sink dry after each wash, and wash the drain weekly in the dishwasher or disinfect it.


Not surprisingly, the place where we wash our bodies of bacteria and dirt is also one of the dirtiest points in the household. The bathroom has a damp, warm, even microclimate it provides a perfect space for the reproduction of goiters. Inside the bath a the most infected areas are the shower head, taps, toilet areas, drains and toothbrush holders. Wet surfaces should be wiped dry (or ventilated), cleaned once more weekly with disinfectant, and other tools should be soaked weekly for a short period.


The cooker hobs are at the hotplate switch level among the most infected areas, as many are handy when cooking with not thoroughly washed hands, so they can get raw meat and other food leftovers. According to surveys, 14% of the switches contained coliform bacteria, 5% Staphylococci, and yeast and mold fungus in 27%. That's why it's important not to overhaul the buttons when cleaning the kitchen.

Millions of people abide by the so-called "Five / Ten Seconds Rule", which says that the food you eat can only be touched to the floor for a couple of minutes. A dangerous second-guess is the 10-second rule

Living room and study

Tablets, desktops, laptops, video game controllers are often used by entire families, and it is not uncommon to get hands on these tools. On these objects, yeast and mold can easily proliferate, while staphylococcus can also be found on telescopes and controls. It is a good idea to wipe these utensils with disinfectant cloth occasionally. The thorough cleaning of carpets in the living room and at work should also be borne in mind, which can hide a great deal of dust and dirt.

Pillows and bedding

Our cushions and linens can provide a great warm and humid environment for bacteria, and dust mites can easily grow on them, causing serious problems for individuals with asthma and allergies. In addition to thorough and frequent cleaning, it is also worth accepting that these things are also useless that is why it is not worth buying new things every year. Wash bedding, pillowcases at higher temperatures (at least 60 degrees), and - if the weather permits - it is cool outside to allow the sun to "disinfect".


Not only meat and eggs can cause problems in refrigerators, but sometimes also fresh products such as greens or fruits. They can also be infected by E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella and Norovirus. According to a survey conducted in 2013, Salmonella and Listeria are found in 5% of the green storage areas of refrigerators, and yeast and mold are found in 95% of them. To protect ourselves from the morbidity, It is advisable to thoroughly disinfect the refrigerator at least once a month. (VIA, VIA) Related links:
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