No matter how provocative it may sound, but even among the most ideal hostess who is obsessed with cleanliness, you can find places in an apartment or house where it’s not as clean as you would like.
After all, the concept of "cleanliness in the house" has its own. We have collected 15 "problem" areas in the house, which can fairly spoil the reputation of the ideal hostess.
Freezer in the home refrigerator.
You'd be surprised, but the list of the dirtiest places in the house is topped by a freezer. Yes, yes, despite the low temperature there are about 11 million bacteria. They get there with products such as meat and fish. And if earlier, the hostesses periodically defrosted and washed the refrigerator because of ice build-up, then with the advent of the system no frost, this was no longer necessary. In fact, the freezer should be washed regularly, at least once every three weeks. To do this, turn off the refrigerator, free the camera from food, and then thoroughly wipe all the walls with a solution of soda and vinegar. After this procedure, leave the freezer open for two to three hours and only then turn it on and refill it with food.
2. Sink in the kitchen
Incredibly, more germs live in the sink than in the toilet. Wet environment, dirty dishes, food debris - an ideal breeding ground for microbes, including E. coli and salmonella. And if we clean the toilet from time to time, we rarely remove it in the sink and use sparing agents. Prevent the growth of germs will help bleach solution, which need to wash the sink, as well as pour into the drain pipe. You also need to disinfect the drain plug and rinse everything under running water. After all these manipulations, do not forget to wash your hands well.
Do you think that the toilet is the most problematic place in this picture? But this is far from the case, because all hostesses from time to time disinfect it with the help of harsh chemicals. But about the handle of the bathroom, we remember very rarely. But it is for her that we take dirty hands. In addition, high humidity and lack of natural ventilation contribute to the multiplication of microbes on it. Once a week, clean the toilet handle and bathroom with a disinfectant without acid and bleach, rinse with water, and then wipe dry.
Ventilation grates in the toilet and bathroom.
Ventilation grilles rarely attract our attention, and this place is a real breeding ground for the germs that we subsequently breathe. Being on the ceiling, the grille becomes a place that is difficult to reach for cleaning, which, over time, literally accumulates dust. In addition, high humidity and vapors create the ideal “climate” for the propagation of microbes. Avoiding trouble and making your house really clean will help regular cleaning of the gratings, which should be done with a soap solution about once a week.
Fleecy carpets and carpet.
All textile surfaces are a haven of many bacteria and germs. In addition, dust mites may appear over time on such surfaces. Worst of all things with fluffy carpets with a long pile and carpet, which is difficult to remove for washing and drying. In addition to regular cleaning with a vacuum cleaner, once every four months, carpets should be washed or disinfected with steam. After such a cleaning, the carpets need to be dried on the balcony or simply by opening the balcony doors and windows.
6. Bath curtain
Do not underestimate the importance of caring for a bathroom curtain. Due to the high humidity it accumulates a large amount of dirt, which eventually turns into toxic mold. Over time, it accumulates in the body and can cause liver and respiratory diseases. To avoid this, wash the curtain with disinfectants at least once every two weeks. In addition, after each bath, straighten the curtain so that it dries.
7. Clearances between furniture cushions
Hard to reach furniture.
During cleaning do not forget to pay attention to the furniture, especially carefully clean the gaps between furniture cushions. You will be surprised how much garbage can accumulate there even in a short period of time. For cleaning in such places, use a special nozzle for a vacuum cleaner, a sticky roller or a damp cloth.
Cleaning the bath.
According to research, in every fourth bath there are staphylococcus and many other dangerous bacteria. Remember the place in which we wash, also need careful sanitation. To avoid serious consequences, regular cleaning of the bath with products containing chlorine will help. In addition, some bacteria enter the bath through the pipes, so they must also be cleaned. To do this, pour special disinfectants there.
9. Window frames
Cleaning window frames.
Your windows may be crystal clear, but what about window frames? This place is considered to be difficult and very polluted. In the cracks of window frames, rainwater flows, street dust and dirt accumulate there. Therefore, every time you start to wash windows, pay attention to the window frames. Soda and peroxide will help to cope with the dried dirt in hard-to-reach places. Lavishly sprinkle the frame with soda, and then pour hydrogen peroxide on it so that liquid slurry forms. Leave the product for 3-5 minutes, and then wipe the areas with a napkin.
10. Shower Head
Shower head and hose.
Perhaps you never even wondered how many germs inhabit the shower head. Including water, all these bacteria are on our skin. Getting into the wounds and mucous such bacteria can provoke various diseases. If you want to protect yourself, do not forget to regularly remove the shower head and clean it with soda solution or citric acid.
11. Handset intercom
Disinfection tube intercom.
Doorphone tube, like other interior items covered with dust. In addition, we often touch it with dirty hands, without thinking that putting it to the ear, all these bacteria migrate to our skin. Try not to forget to pay attention to this subject in your home. Once a week, wipe the doorphone tube and its body with soapy water.
12. Crane filter
Filter nozzle tap.
Remember, all parts in contact with water need special care and thorough cleaning. Filter nozzle - one of these parts. Rust, stone and plaque on it provoke the emergence of pathogenic bacteria, which, along with water enter our body. Clean the filter once a month or two. To do this, remove it, rinse thoroughly with dishwashing detergent and boil it in citric acid.
13. Bed linen
Washing bed linen.
Bed linen is another area that requires special attention and care. Dead skin cells, particles of human secretions in combination with a warm environment turn the bed into a real breeding ground for microbes. Normal washing does not help here. Remember, to destroy the bacteria will help washing at a temperature not lower than 65 degrees. Well cope with disinfection special products containing chlorine. If you do not use such, iron will help.
Doormat in the hallway.
The rug in the hallway is designed to wipe his feet on him and not carry dirt into the house. However, from the dirty rug little sense. Moreover, wiping your feet on such a rug, you will bring even more germs into the house. Preventing this will help regular washing the mat in hot water. Additionally, use potent disinfectants.
Cleaning chandelier parts.
The chandelier can be officially called a dust collector. And this is not surprising, because it hangs high and it is extremely inconvenient to wash it. Therefore, over time, dust accumulates on the plafonds and components of the lamp, which, due to any draft, scatters around the room. Well, if your chandelier consists of removable parts, you can remove and wash them in the bath. Anyway, try at least once a month to find time to wash all the details of the ceiling lamp.