If you were going to clean the dirtiest areas of your home, you would probably head toward the toilet or perhaps that dim storage room in the basement. So you might be surprised to learn that some of the dirtiest areas of your home are actually right under your nose, and you touch them every day!

Things you touch frequently. Doorknobs, light switches, keyboards, remote controls, your phone screen… All of these items are much more germy than they appear to the naked eye. That’s because we touch things everywhere we go, and unless you sanitize your hands constantly, you’re spreading bacteria and viruses from one spot to another all day. It wouldn’t hurt to wipe down “high touch” areas at least a few times per week.

Your pillow and mattress. It’s not fun to think about, but your pillow and mattress are home to a host of unsavory characters, such as dead skin, bacteria, and dust mites. Luckily, these items can be cleaned.

Your clean laundry. Yes, really. Unless you wash your clothes at very high temperatures (which is bad for the fibers) your washing machine basically serves as a swirling petri dish of bacteria. Your clothes aren’t actually as clean as they smell. The good news is that these bacteria are unlikely to harm you, and a few tablespoons of vinegar in the wash can do away with most of them.

The inside of your purse. You might be surprised to learn that the inside of the typical handbag is dirtier than the average toilet seat. Yep, you need to clean out your purse regularly, too.

Carpets and rugs. This one probably doesn’t surprise you. Yes, your carpets and rugs are full of germs, bugs, and insect eggs, thanks to your shoes providing free public transportation to them. And if you’ve ever experienced a water damage event in your home, you likely have mildew growing underneath the carpet as well. Shampooing carpets and then drying them properly can be a difficult and time consuming job, but that’s what we’re here for. Give us a call about regular carpet cleaning, and we can rid your floors of gross germs.