There are several areas in your household that obviously require regular sanitizing and cleaning such as the floors, countertops, and toilets, to name a few. However, there are areas that may seem to fly under the radar but are actually considered high-touch areas - places that inherently collect dirt, grime, and bacteria due to frequent usage. That being said, if you don’t have the luxury of time but recognize the need to sanitize those areas, you may need to consider getting a professional home cleaning service to get some of that work off your shoulders.
In this article, we will be sharing the top 5 spots in your home that are dirtier than you think to help you strategize a cleaning plan or make you realize it's just not something you want to deal with. You may need to turn to professional home cleaning services.
Doorknobs. This is a no-brainer - everyone who goes in or out of the house touches doorknobs. That being said, the best way to ensure that your doorknobs are really clean is to regularly wipe any visible dust with a dry cloth. You can also give them a good scrub with a sudsy cloth and wipe off the suds with a clean cloth. Professional home cleaning services will make sure that your doorknobs are squeaky clean, from your main door to the attic.
Light Switches. Just like doorknobs, everybody in the house (except for those little humans) touch the light switches multiple times a day.
Faucets. More often than not, you turn faucets on to clean something, right? Whether you need to clean your hands from getting down and dirty in the garden or you need to disinfect those fruits from the grocery, chances are, your hands are full of unseen dirt and bacteria before you touch the faucet. Professional home cleaning services will ensure that your faucets are not only clean - accumulated debris and grime around it will also be eliminated.
Remote controls. Another high risk, high touch area; the remote control is probably one of the dirtiest objects at home not only because it’s part of the main source of entertainment but also because the hands touching it may be soiled with sauce, popcorn grease, or even the dreaded Cheeto powder. Remote controls may not be on the typical list of professional home cleaning services so you may need to be vigilant in regularly disinfecting your remote controls or letting your cleaner know to spend some extra time disinfecting them!
Banisters. If you’ve got banisters, you’ve got an extra area to deep clean. Banisters are considered as high-touch areas so you need to include this in your regular cleaning itinerary. Fortunately, professional home cleaning services can deep clean banisters, from the highly exposed area down to the narrow grooves and intricate carvings (if there are any). During these times, even the smallest grooves need to be disinfected thoroughly for safety.
There are other strong contenders such as electronics, cabinet handles, and trash cans, but you get the idea, right? What we use and see every day tends to be the dirtiest areas, so be vigilant and clean them regularly. If you think you need help in cleaning the house, don’t worry because there are professional home cleaning services like us that can take the load off your shoulders and help you enjoy a clean and sanitized home.