The Dirtiest Things in Your House and How to Clean

The Dirtiest Things in Your House and How to Clean

No matter how well we clean, even if you have one of the cleanest homes in your community, you’d probably be surprised by the germs that still abound around your house. Today, we’ll explore the dirtiest items in your home and the best way to keep them clean on a regular basis.

Faucets and Faucet Handles

The faucet and faucet handles in the kitchen and bathrooms in your home are the place you and your family go to wash your hands, and in return the faucet and its handles become one of the dirtiest surfaces in your home. These surfaces should be cleaned regularly, first with water and dishwashing liquid, and then with disinfectant to kill bacteria and virus thriving in the damp environment. For hard to reach places, an old toothbrush or a scrub brush can get into those joints and seams to keep them clean.

Remote Controls/Gaming Controllers

Remote Controls and Game Controllers get handled a lot, making them a prime collector of germs. You can effectively clean both with a specialty electronics cleaning wipe or a lint free cloth and rubbing alcohol. Be sure to wipe thoroughly on all sides and for hard to reach crevices use a cotton swap with rubbing alcohol to wipe away all the germs.


Sponges supply the ideal breeding ground for bacteria and other germs. And it doesn’t help that you continually wipe up spills with them spreading germs all around your kitchen. The truth is the only way around this germ spreader is to sanitize your sponge daily. Two minutes in the microwave will destroy those germs as will putting your sponge in the dishwasher for next wash cycle. Even with daily cleaning, old sponges should be tossed and replaced every two weeks or so.

Knobs, Switches, Handles

Door knobs, stove knobs, cabinet and appliance handles, and light switches may be the most touched things in your house assuring they are filled with plenty of dirt and germs daily. In the kitchen, you even add food splatters from raw meat and other bacteria laden items. Use a disinfectant to clean knobs, handles, and light switches and prevent the spread of germs in your home.

If you need extra help getting the dirtiest things in your home clean, DeBuenTono is always ready to help with all your cleaning projects – large or small.

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