If you started to think about the dirtiest places in your home, some of them would probably be quite obvious. However, there are many places in and around your home in Tampa that may be much dirtier than you initially thought. Understanding more about how dirt and grime can gather around the home can help you to take the necessary steps to keep your home as clean and tidy as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the dirtiest places inside your home.
1. The Bathroom
A bathroom is an obvious place where dirt will gather. After just a few days, if you don’t clean the bathroom, you will start to see dirt and scum building up. For this reason, many people spend a significant portion of their cleaning time in the bathroom. However, there are many places in the bathroom that may be overlooked but are, in fact, some of the dirtiest. For example, after just a few uses, a hand towel will contain new bacteria and may even start to smell. Bath mats might not be washed as regularly as necessary, and bathroom floors are often overlooked too. Shiny new tiles might mean that you don’t always notice the dirt that might be lurking there. Some homeowners even consider remodeling their bathrooms to make them easier to clean (and keep clean).
2. The Bedroom
While you might think of the bedroom as a nice, cozy place to relax at the end of the day, you’d be wrong to assume it can’t also get full of bacteria. A 2020 survey in the UK suggested that one in three people wait an entire year before changing their bedsheets. This means that dirt and bacteria are building up over many months and could result in problems such as eczema, acne, asthma, allergies, a series of other health problems. Bed linen should be washed at least once a week and left to properly dry before being put back on the bed. Door handles, mirrors, windows, and any shelving should also be cleaned regularly. Furniture and any soft furnishing should be washed at least monthly.
3. The Kitchen
The kitchen – like the bathroom – is a room in the home which is generally used every day. The kitchen can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Food, heat, and moisture are often three big features of a kitchen, which offer the perfect environment for many different types of bacteria to thrive. Failing to clean your kitchen worktops, appliances, and gadgets might also mean that they become permanently discolored or damaged over time. In the kitchen, you should take time every day to clean the handles, worktops, sink, and any other areas which are frequently used.
4. Living Room
Even though you might tidy up after yourself in the living room, there are many areas to which bacteria are attracted. For example, the TV remote may be handled several times throughout the day, sometimes by different people. The door handles and other surfaces may be touched multiple times every day, turning them into breeding grounds for bacteria and dirt. Dust may settle behind the furniture, on the floor, and in the corners which are often overlooked.
Making Your Home Easier to Clean
Not all rooms in the home are easy to clean. Some are more challenging and require an increased level of effort. There are things you can do to make your home in Tampa easier to clean. For example, consider kitchen or bathroom remodeling by Hybrid Construction to help you achieve the perfect style for your home.
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