Germs lurk everywhere, but the highest concentrations might be in places you didn’t expect. Controlling germs in your home or office in Village can be a daunting task, which is why a professional cleaning service can help take care of the grimiest, grossest areas. When you have a clean environment, you’re much less likely to get sick. Read on to find out where most germs lurk:
- Kitchen sink: Your kitchen sink is a breeding ground for bacteria, thanks to dirty dishes from your food prep. If you’ve just used your knife to cut raw chicken, for example, and set it in the sink, those germs will immediately spread to the rest of the sink area.
- Coffee maker: The coffee maker is one of the dirtiest places in any home or office. Many people touch the coffee pot and handle, of course, but people commonly forget to clean the water reservoir. Each month, fill your coffee maker with four cups of vinegar, let stand for 30 minutes and then run through the machine, following it up with water until the vinegar smell is gone.
- Upholstery: Your upholstered furniture could be harboring bacteria and viruses—and if you take public transit to work, those bacteria and viruses will follow you from the bus to the office chair. Disinfecting your upholstery regularly will help stop the spread of germs.
- Carpeting: Experts estimate that carpeting contains 200,000 bacteria per square inch, whereas a typical toilet seat might only have 49 bacteria per square inch.
- Door handles: Touching door handles is unavoidable, which is why they’re the perfect disease vector. About once a week, be sure to disinfect your door handles, and wash your hands regularly to cut down on the spread of germs.
- Keyboard, mouse and phone: These are some of the most frequently touched items in your office, with up to 3,000 bacteria per square inch. Disinfect them regularly to avoid colds and other easily-spread illnesses.
- TV remotes: Finally, your TV remote might be home to a whole host of bacteria, too—when’s the last time you gave it a good wipe-down with a disinfectant?
Regular deep cleaning is your key to stopping illness before it starts. To kill bacteria on carpeting and upholstery, use dry steam vapor. For hard surfaces, many people use hydrogen peroxide, chlorine bleach or ammonia to kill germs. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions so you’ll know which formulation to use and how long it takes to kill any germs.
Control germs at home and the office in Village
King’s Cleaning Service, Inc. has been helping customers keep their homes and offices neat and tidy since 1975. We offer deep cleaning services, including air duct cleaning, upholstery cleaning and restoration, mold removal, water damage recovery and more. Our team will get your home or office in the best shape it’s been in years. Call us today to learn more and get your deep clean on the calendar. We look forward to working with you soon!