7 Spots in Your Home that Need Regular Cleaning

7 Spots in Your Home that Need Regular Cleaning
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    These 7 spots in your house can create conditions for bacteria and mold growth if you don't clean them regularly.

    Here is what you need to do to keep your living space clean, germ-free, and healthy for living.



Faucets may as well be the dirtiest spots in the entire house, especially the part of the faucet where the water comes out. The tap water contains high amounts of minerals that create a hard build-up over time.

For that reason, you need to deep clean your faucets every couple of months. All you need to do is twist the faucet aerator counter-clockwise and soak it in vinegar for about 20 minutes. Then, use an old toothbrush to scrub off the dirt and screw the faucet back on.

Switches and handles

Believe it or not, some of the smallest items in your house such as switches and handles have the most built-up dirt.

These two in particular are especially bad since everyone in the house touches them on a daily basis. Most of the time people touch them with dirty hands.

To make sure you are not spreading bacteria and viruses around the house, make sure you clean your switches and handles regularly.

Just use a microfiber cloth and a cleaning solution to wipe the dust and dirt. It’s that simple.


The amount of standing water that is constantly present in the bathtub creates a perfect setting for fungi, mold, and all types of bacteria to grow. You need to prevent that by having your bathtub completely dried off after each use.

This simple habit will prevent bacteria growth. Make sure you disinfect the bathtub with 3% hydrogen peroxide to keep your tub clean and germ-free.

Bathroom in general

Speaking of the bathtub, you should take good care of your whole bathroom. The bathrooms tend to be the ultimate source of dirt and germs for a lot of people.

Firstly, bathrooms retain a lot of moisture and that’s not even the worst part. Think about all the grime, dead skin cells, hair, and piled-up dirt the bathroom has if it’s not cleaned regularly.  That is why you need to clean and disinfect your bathroom regularly.

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Kitchen sink

This may come off as the biggest shock, but chances are that your kitchen sink is dirtier than your toilet. It’s mostly due to the food particles that get stuck in your sink. This environment is perfect for bacteria growth, fungi, and mold

For that reason, you need to carefully clean the sink and make sure you disinfect it properly. You need to wash it with soap and water every day and disinfect it at least twice a week. Make sure you also change the sponge often enough.

Inside the refrigerator

Speaking of a kitchen sink, another dirty item in the same room is the refrigerator. Food is the biggest reason for this, but there are other reasons too.

We keep a lot of food other than just fruits and veggies in the fridge that can cause an unwanted mess. Sticky takeout containers that we forget to take out and throw is just one of many examples.

This is what creates such a mess and a perfect environment for fungi growth. This is where bacteria and mold can thrive as well.

Can you imagine how dangerous that is considering the fact that that is where you keep your food? To make sure your fridge is clean simply use dishwashing liquid and hot water to clean your fridge thoroughly.

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To make sure you are not spreading any germs around the bathroom, first, disinfect your hands and then wash them. Investing in a hand dryer can also help you wash and clean your hands without spreading any bacteria and germs around.

Professionals like Davidson Washroom you can also get high-quality and long-lasting hand dryers that you can use in your own household on a daily basis.

Remote controls

The last, but not the least important one is a remote control. Remote controls are some of the most dirt and germ-packed surfaces in every household. They are constantly touched by dirty hands and most people never think of taking time to clean them.

We simply don’t think about it or just forget. We also tend to use them when we are eating or drinking and our sticky fingers leave a lot of dirt and food all over the remote control. We touch these objects all day and then proceed to touch our faces, which is highly unhygienic.


To properly clean your remote control, you’re going to need a few cotton swabs dipped in rubbing alcohol. Use them to get between the buttons and clean the remote control.


All things considered, pretty much any object in the house will sooner or later attract dirt and dust. However, these seven are the dirtiest spots in the house that tend to create conditions for bacteria, mold, and germ growth if not cleaned properly and regularly.

So note on your calendar these 7 spots in your home that need regular cleaning. It will keep your family healthy and hopefully sick-free. How about sharing this article with your friends?

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Mike is an Australian business consulting specialist. He’s working with companies that outsource their IT maintenance. He often writes about technology, business and marketing and is a regular contributor on several sites.

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