Bacteria. You’ve heard about it. You know what they can do. But chances are, you haven’t actually seen them before. With the ability to divide every 20 minutes assuming proper conditions, bacteria build up can happen rather quickly. Your house alone likely contains staph, mold, yeast, salmonella, E. Coli, and many other different types of germs. So where do these potentially deadly microscopic organisms tend congregate? In other words, what are the dirtiest places in your very own home?
By far the most bacteria infested area of your house is the kitchen. In fact, more than half of all used sponges and dish rags contain fecal matter and E. coli. Preferably, these dishwashing items should be changed often or boiled/microwaved for at least a minute to kill bacteria. The cutting board specifically tends to have a myriad of different germs, due to constant with uncooked and unwashed meat. Additionally, one common household item that is often neglected when it comes to cleaning is the coffee maker. Routine disassembly and washing of the individual parts is highly recommended to prevent mold and fungus build-up.
Contrary to the belief of some, your pet is definitely not the cleanest thing in your home. In fact, pet food bowls were the fourth most dirty spot in the house, according to a study conducted by the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation). Especially true for pets that go outside, your furry friend may be tracking in deadly bacteria all over your house. However, consistent cleaning of it’s bowl and frequent baths can help maintain good health for your pet and prevent germ build-up.
As you probably guessed, bathrooms are also high up on the list of germ-ridden household areas. Mostly due to the constant and intense moisture that occurs during warm showers, bacteria grow quickly in these areas, especially in drains, around toilets, and on the floors and corners of bathtubs. Luckily for you, Dr. Chris Cormier has developed an affordable and effective method to freshen and purify your house! Tested at the microbiology lab at Lafayette University, Oil2Air™essential oils and diffusers help maintain a healthy and clean environment. Containing only all-natural oils such as lemongrass, cinnamon, clove, and ginger, Oil2Air™products come in stylish diffusers and spray bottles of all sizes for your traveling convenience. Visit our website to learn more about how Oil2Air™can help make your home a cleaner place to live.