A Step Towards Making Your House Germ-free
Created by Zahra Jani Updated on Dec 13, 2019
With the arrival of a baby, parents become extra careful in the upkeep and cleanliness of their homes. New mothers, especially, become paranoid and are concerned about the health of their babies. We want our house to be clean, yet the areas in the house considered pristine and clean are often found to be the dirtiest. Ever noticed the dust particles wafting in a beam of sunshine? That’s how easy it is for microscopic germs to get in.
As per research, there are many areas in the house prone to germs, bacteria and other microscopic particles unsafe, especially for kids. Let me tell you more. Who knew that your sofa can hoard germs? Even the floors which despite being cleaned every day aren’t so clean. Switchboards, which are touched many times a day carry germs too and these are transmitted by the same hands which touch your baby. [Exlore - Overlooked Household Items Where Germs Found the Most]
Shocked? You ought to be because despite taking careful measures, many mothers complain of their babies falling ill frequently. If you guess harder, you will come to realize that the most germ-ridden places are not in public places, but common areas in your house! Most dangerously infested are the kitchen counter, toys, and electronics. In fact, Dettol has just pointed out that your child’s toys could have more germs than your garbage bag!
Places of The House Has the Most Germs
You might want to read that last sentence again. Did you think that the toilet and bathroom were the only germ-laden places in your house? Well, they sure are, but beyond them, it is your kitchen, which tops the list. You would be surprised to know that your kitchen accounts for the maximum number of germs being collected daily. And this is also the place where you cook meals for the entire family! So, just cleaning the kitchen counter with a wet cloth and soap won’t do justice since clean does not mean germ-free.
Your kitchen counter may have just topped the list of the dirtiest places, but do you want to know which are the other places in your house carrying gems?
Dish Sponges: Dish sponges have the E.coli bacteria growing in them. With these sponges, we wash utensils making them even more prone to bacteria. In a study done, 86% of sponges had mold and yeast, 77% contained coliform bacteria and 18% were filled with staph bacteria. It is best to microwave sponges after use which will help reduce bacteria count.
Toothbrush Holder: You didn’t think of this one, did you? A toilet seat has far less number of germs as compared to the toothbrush holder. If your toothbrush holder is near your toilet bowl, it may be subject to particles that are sprayed through the air when you flush. Close the toilet when you flush and also keep your toothbrush holder away from the toilet bowl.
Toys: Your kid’s toys are also one of the dirtiest surfaces. Children often have the habit of putting toys in their mouths, often the ones which are lying on the floor, or within easy reach. The best way to clean them thoroughly is by spraying them with a disinfectant spray.
Bathroom Tap handles: Turning on the tap is the step between using the bathroom and washing your hands. Reportedly, 27% of tap handles contained staph and 9% contained coliform bacteria. You can install touch-free taps for added protection. If not, clean your taps regularly with disinfectant sprays and wipes.
Remote Control: Your TV remote is equally dirty. Your child can frequently put the remote in his/her mouth, causing the transfer of bacteria. It is best to cover the remote in a plastic cover, which will make it easier to spray and clean it every day.
Household Items: Children in their exploratory phase tend to put things in their mouths, hence, corners of televisions, musical instruments, coffee tables, curtain edges, sofas, legs of furniture, and other household items… the list is endless.
Traditionally, we have all used Dettol as our life-saver. It has always protected us. Now, Dettol is coming up with something new to protect us from germs and free us from the fear of these germ-ridden surfaces discussed. Stay tuned!
Dettol Disinfectant Spray is for the disinfection of hard and surfaces only. Do not ingest or spray directly on humans, pets, exposed foods, water, food preparation areas or food utensils.
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