Can your home make you sick?
Ever wondered how clean your home really is? We dish the dirt on the germiest places in your home and provide tips on how to avoid breeding potentially harmful bacteria.
There’s something empowering about a good spring clean. The sense of having your life in order, or at least your sock drawer!
But a good clean is also important to reduce harmful allergens and germs lurking where you may not expect.
- Use a pillow protector.
- Wash your sheets and pillowslips regularly in hot water.
- Consider investing in new pillows every two years.
The kitchen sponge is often the main offender for both good and bad microorganisms along with the kitchen sink and chopping board.
A hidden hotspot is in the fridge door, which can be easily overlooked.
- Replace your sponges regularly.
- Always wash up with hot water and detergent.
- Use disinfectant on surfaces and the fridge to keep microbes at bay.
Battle of the mould
- Try a mixture of 75% vinegar and 25% water as a natural solution to mould.
- Keep your bathroom well ventilated and dry as a preventative measure.
Down with dust
- Instead of brushing dust into the air, try using a damp microfiber cloth to absorb the dust.
Deal with dust mites
- Vacuum the carpet once a week using a good vacuum cleaner with a motorised head and a HEPA filter to clean the bottom of the carpet.
- Keep areas of the house pet-free and groom your pet often to reduce the amount of hair they shed.
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