Lately, we’ve all become much more aware of the germs living in our homes. We look around and we see them. Every time we touch something, we think about what germs we are picking up. Moving forward in our lives, germs are going to dictate a lot of what we do and how we do it. As such, you may want to start thinking about the hidden germs that are living in your house.
These are the germs that you may miss when you clean a room – or you may not even clean that particular part of your home altogether. While they may not always make you sick, they can be quite dangerous.
Inside Your Septic System
Do you hear a strange noise when you flush your toilet? Does your water pool in your shower after a short time? Does something just seem off with your kitchen sink? If this sounds like you, it could be because you need septic system cleaning. Your septic system can get overwhelmed, especially if you have a lot of people living in your home.
If your septic system isn’t properly cleaned and cared for, it can back up into your home or into your yard. This can lead to extremely dangerous germs that can make you very sick. Those germs include anything and everything that has gone down your drains – including into the toilet. It is best to reach out to professionals to get it cleaned.
Your Makeup Brushes
Your makeup brushes have a lot of germs hidden in them. When you apply foundation, for example, you are forcing the product deep into the brushes. Eventually, that foundation will start to grow mold and turn bad. At the same time, you are using them on your skin, which will flake off and go into the bristles as well. Your skin can attract animals or pests if you aren’t careful! Most often, it will result in bacteria and germs that can cause pimples and acne.
There are many products out there to clean your makeup brushes – the key is to make sure that you do it at least once a week. Make sure to get deep into the bristles and dry everything before you put them back into a drawer.
Your Kitchen Sponge
Think about everything that your kitchen sponge comes into contact with on a daily basis – it’s pretty gross. If you are like the rest of us, you probably don’t wash your sponge on a regular basis. You might want to start doing that or just throw it away and get a new one. You can either heat a damp sponge in the microwave for about a minute (which is somewhat effective, but will not eliminate all germs) or just replace it. You should do this fairly regularly – some people even recommend doing it on a weekly basis. Mostly, you should think about what you cook and what you use your sponge for and go from there.
That’s just your kitchen sponge – don’t even think about your loofah or shower sponge. That thing should be condemned.
Your iPhone Screen
Think about all of the places where you use your phone – in the kitchen when you are cooking, in the bathroom when you are bored, at night when you are in bed, while you are watching tv, in restaurants, at the office, in stores for coupons – the list is endless. This means that the germs from all of these places will end up on your phone. Then you put it on your face, touch it while you are eating, and even let your kids play with it. It is too much – that phone is nasty. There are ways to clean your phone and keep it clean. The best thing you can do, however, is be consistent in cleaning your hands and cleaning your phone. If you have a stand on your phone, be sure to clean that as well. You can either use water and a sanitizer or sorts or buy a machine that will clean it. You should also make sure to clean off your phone case and replace your screen protector regularly.
These are just a few of the areas in your home where there may be germs hidden. While keeping everything clean has always been important, it is something that more people will pay attention to moving into the future. If you think that is you, you may want to start by looking in these areas.
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