Germs are everywhere in our home but thankfully, 99 percent of them aren’t harmful. The rest of them are, of course, harmful and can induce things from a normal cold to dangerous infections. We all know the common places where germs are found in our homes and try to keep them as clean as possible but we are oblivious to the fact that they can lurk around even in the places that we can’t imagine. Here are the top places where germs are hidden and how you can take care of them.
We all use our toothbrushes, rinse them off and then put them away. Keep in mind that germs like to grow on damp places and we leave our toothbrushes wet. We also have our toilet close to where we put our toothbrushes. When we flush the toilet, it sprays germs into the atmosphere and after that, they land on surfaces, including your toothbrush. To get rid of germs on your toothbrush, make sure that you put it somewhere where it can dry after you use it and also close the lid of your toilet before you use the flush.
Keyboard of Your Computer
If you are addicted to computers, like to surf the internet or play games on it for the whole day without washing your hands, then your keyboard can turn to be a nightmare for you. A study found that 4 out of 33 keyboards from average people had a lot of germs to pose dangerous health risks. To keep your keyboard clean, make sure that you don’t eat on your computer table. Wash your hands before and after using your computer and also after doing anything that will transfer germs to your hands.
Kitchen Sink and Faucet
You might think that the kitchen sink gets clean itself because of all the soap and water running through it. But that’s not the case at all; the kitchen sink is an ideal place for germs to reside. To take care of the germs hiding in there, wash it with a solution of vinegar and bleach every day. Remember to clean the drain too, by removing it. The kitchen faucet is also worth a mention here because we touch it with dirty hands and the water that runs through it keep the screen of the faucet moist. At Faucet Assistant we found a touchless faucet, but you should still wash the faucet and also remove and wash the screen with a bleach solution every week.
We all use our cellphones every day and sometimes we even take them to bathrooms with us. Research found that cellphones carry tons of germs because we are careless and use them just about anywhere. We also don’t clean our cellphones and they are mostly in contact with us. This makes them a hidden place for germs. To take care of the hidden germs present in your cellphone, you should clean them with a disinfecting wipe once every week and shouldn’t take them to places where germs are more likely to be found.