Can You Guess These Hidden Germ Hot Spots?

Infographic: The Six Germiest Spots in Your Home

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Six Germiest Spots in Your Home
TV Remote: These are in every home and covered in everyone’s germs.  Even when we’re sick, we watch television! Wipe them down with a bleach or disinfecting cloth on a regular basis!
Toothbrush: When a toilet flushes, it can send a spray of bacteria and germs into the air. Protect your mouth and your health by keeping your toothbrush in an open top container so it can dry – away from the toilet.
Kitchen Sink: Your kitchen sink gathers bacteria from all around your kitchen. Worse, we tend to keep sponges in service for too long. Replace that dishrag and use a bleach cleaner to remove up to 98% of bacteria.
Keyboard: Unless you wash your hands before you touch your keyboard every single time, it’s one of the best homes for bacteria out there. Clean your keyboard with a disinfecting wipe, and use a vacuum to remove debris!
Bathtub: It’s only natural that where we rinse off the day’s germs will be full of germs! Consider a daily disinfecting spray after your shower, and scrub out that tub once a week!
Salt and Pepper Shakers: Unexpected, but true – Our salt and pepper shakers are the germ farms of our kitchens. When was the last time you cleaned yours out and gave them a good washing?

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Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing – What’s the Difference?

Towels, soap, and a spray bottle in a bucket

It’s easy to get hung up on the nuances of language. When you say you’re going to clean, do you mean you’re going to sweep the crumbs into the trash can? Do you mean you’re going to scrub the counter with bleach? All too often, we use these terms to generally mean the same thing. Read on to find out the differences between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing, and when we should be doing each.

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