The dirtiest room in your home may surprise you.
Certain rooms in your home may not be as clean as you think. For some, this comes as no surprise, but for others it may be time to stop and consider what the dirtiest room in your home actually is. Our maid service San Antonio has the answer.
The Dirtiest Room in Your Home Isn’t Your Bathroom
Usually, people assume that their bathroom is the dirtiest room in their home. This would seem logical – we all know what happens in there, but that doesn’t make it the dirtiest. Instead, your kitchen is by far the dirtiest! Why, you ask? Well, the answer is simple: cross contamination.
Think of it like this: food is the perfect vector for some of the worst types of bacteria. We’re talking about pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria, like campylobacter, salmonella, staphylococcus, E. coli, and listeria.
And What’s the Dirtiest Thing in Your Kitchen?
According to research, the dirtiest thing in your kitchen is actually your sponge. There’s good news though; it’s relatively easy to clean. Contrary to popular belief, the best way to clean your kitchen sponge is not to throw it into the dishwasher; instead, place it in a mild bleach solution. Do this after every dishwashing and especially after cleaning up after handling poultry and raw meats.
Other Dirty Kitchen Objects and How to Clean Them:
- Sink and Faucet
Wash your sink with soap and hot water daily, then disinfect it with kitchen cleaner. You will also want to check the inside of the faucet head for mold and mildew periodically.
- Handles and Switches
Use a clean cloth and sanitizer to wipe down all surfaces that you or your family touch on a regular basis.
- Above Your Kitchen Cabinets
Use a vacuum to collect large pieces of debris and dust, then follow up with a damp towel or cloth soaked in your choice of sanitizing solution.
- Cutting Boards
Bacteria love cutting boards. These are a prime medium for cross contamination, so be sure to isolate meats and poultry from things like produce. Sanitize your cutting boards with hot water and choice of
- Inside of the Refrigerator
Chemical cleaners aren’t best here. Remove all of your items from the fridge before cleaning and use hot water and dishwashing soap. Remove shelfs to get in all the nooks and crannys, then wash and sanitize your sink.
- The Stove
The stove is tricky. Almost always you will want to pull your stove out, sweep, vacuum and sanitize underneath and behind it. For the actual stove-top, some surfaces require special cleaning solutions e.g. glass stove-tops, while other, older, more traditional models only require typical cleaning solutions.
How American Housekeeping’s Maid Service San Antonio Keeps Your Kitchen Clean
Our Maids at American Housekeeping run through a full kitchen cleaning services checklist during each cleaning session. We always:
- Mop, sanitize & shine kitchen floors
- Clean & sanitize kitchen counters
- Clean stove (including burner rings)
- Clean Microwave & Small Appliances
- Clean outside of Refrigerator
- Clean all cupboard surfaces
We are also more than happy to accommodate your extra kitchen cleaning requests. Most all of our cleaning products don’t contain bleach, but we can also make special cleaning product accommodations. If you have any further question, feel free to connect with us. We would love to hear from you.