Surprisingly Dirty Items in Your Home

Keeping up with a cleaning routine is a great way to make sure that your home stays clutter and grime free without chores becoming overwhelming. No doubt you have one yourself. But there are inevitably going to be items or areas of the home that do not get as thoroughly cleaned as often as others. And some of those forgotten household items can be hiding a surprising amount of bacteria. Which is why your friends at Ripple Creek wanted to share a couple of those items with you so that you can give them the attention they need.

Kitchen Sink

Your kitchen sink is heavily used. It is probably safe to say that it gets used daily for most people. You use it to wash your hands, clean dishes, and much more. Your sink comes into contact with a number of nasty things from meat scraps to a myriad of liquids. So, adding your kitchen sink to your regular cleaning routine would be a good idea. Cleaning it can be as simple as sprinkling baking soda around the sink basin and then wiping it clean with a vinegar-soaked towel.

Coffee Maker

Coffee makers are integral to keeping most households energized enough to carry on the day. But if you do not clean the reservoir regularly, you may be getting an extra dose of bacteria, yeast, and mold in your morning cup. Keep your coffee maker fresh and clean by running equal parts water and vinegar through your machine.

Toothbrush Holder

And the final item on this list is your toothbrush holder. Thinking that traces of fecal matter could be landing on the same surface that houses your toothbrush may sound like a nightmare, but that’s exactly what studies have shown can happen. Do not let yourself be a part of that statistic! Instead, place your toothbrush away from the toilet, perhaps under the sink, and be sure to maintain good hand washing hygiene.

Do not be a victim to these germy household items again! Add these common bacteria hot spots to your regular cleaning schedule and you can rest peacefully. And be sure not to miss out on any new information or Ripple Creek news by checking back often.

By Ripple Creek Homes 2-25-2021



Ask the Builder