Ways to help eliminate germs and bacteria in the home, workplace, and restroom.
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and dry them thoroughly with a clean paper or cloth towel after using the restroom and before touching items in your kitchen or workspace.
- Keep your phone, keyboard, and screens wiped down often with a germicide wipe.
- Wipe the doorknobs and light switches every day with a germicide wipe to prevent germs from being transferred over time, and recurring throughout the day
- Vacuum floors every day to prevent allergens accumulating in the floor and air vents. Bacteria easily breeds on soft surfaces like the carpet and rugs. Keeping the floors clean will help lessen the amount of dirt buildup and potential chances of getting sick.
Smells to watch out for when cleaning
Damp or musty smells can indicate a mold problem; pay attention to areas that are around wet spots, or constantly exposed to water or condensation. The dishwasher can hold last cycle’s food in its cracks, so running a wash cycle without any dishes is helpful (pro tip: leave dishwasher door open after wash to air out and dry any standing water).
The garbage disposal is another area where food and water meet, so making sure it stays clean of food and grime when not in use as a good way to prevent unwanted smells and bacteria from lingering in the kitchen. Pour a half cup of bleach down the drain and let sit before rinsing with hot water.
A rotten egg smell could be a natural gas leak, if coming from the drains or a certain amount of sulphate or hydrogen sulfides in the tap water.
Your bedding could also be harboring unwanted bacteria…