How Your Common Household Items Are Affecting Your Health

Catching yourself constantly getting sick and not sure why? Ever thought that maybe it’s because of the cleanliness of your home. Even though you’re vacuuming frequently and wiping down your shelves, you might be missing out the little guys. Here are some common household items that may be affecting your health.


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1. Carpets

Carpets are a breeding ground for up to 4,000 times more bacteria than your toilet. Based on, Rider’s Digest, an average of 20000 live in each square inch of your carpet. Since we shed an insane amount of skin that turn into dust, there’s no doubt that carpets collect a lot of dust. Thus, chances for an allergy attack is high. Besides that, it can trigger a person’s asthma attack when there is too much dust in your home. A weekly vacuum session could only do so much – hire our cleaning experts to get that carpet professionally cleaned.



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2. Chopping Blocks

Did you know, that no matter how many times you watch your chopping block, it’ll never be properly “cleaned”? That’s because it comes into contact with so many food produce and it gets stuck in the cuts and grooves of the chopping block. Which makes it a breeding ground for germs, but don’t worry – most of the bacteria found are not harmful to you. However, if you do have a weak immune system, there is a chance of getting food poisoning. A useful tip would be to separate your chopping blocks, to avoid cross contamination. Don’t cut your fruits and veggies on a block that you use for raw meats.


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3. Pillows

It makes sense that your pillow could affect your health as it is one of the dirtiest things in your bedroom. So, the next time you decide to put your pillow on your face – think again. Pillows contain dust mites, skin cells, body secretion and maybe even dead bugs. Besides that, it is a breeding for MRSA superbug, that may cause skin infections. So, over time, if you do not change your pillows, you’ll be sleeping with germs and bacteria.


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4. Toothbrush Holders

In wet environment, there is a risk of mold growth. Therefore, it is important to make sure that your toothbrush holder stays dry – this is to prevent any mold to grow in it. If you are exposed to too much mold or if you accidentally ingest it while brushing your teeth, it might cause some harm to your health. Molds can cause respiratory problems, eye infections, and skin infections. Reaction to mold can be more severe for hose that have mold allergies.


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5. Kitchen Sponges

We’ve all read the articles about kitchen sponges being one of the dirtiest household items and unfortunately, it is true. People are surprised that something that cleans can be so dirty but it actually makes sense because it’s cleaning off dirty scraps off dishes, thus accumulating more germs on itself. If not disinfected properly, you’re just spreading more germs and bacteria on your “clean” dishes – thus, risking food poisoning.


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6. Remote Controllers

One of the most touched household items would be remote controllers. Studies have shown that you’ll find E.Coli on your controllers. Think about it, everyone in the house is bound to hold the remote controller, sometime in the day. It’s a breeding ground for bacteria, they’re probably having a party on your remote controller. So, be sure to wipe your controllers frequently or you’ll contract germs from it and fall sick.


With all that has been said, it is important to be aware of all the small stuff in your home – they could be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Keeping your house clean is the best way to insure that you and your family can stay healthy. Sometimes, it takes a good deep cleaning session for get your house in tip top shape. Hire our cleaning experts to get the job done for you!
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