4 things to know about bacteria at home

Know where bacteria lurk, so you can eliminate it during your daily clean-ups! Our friends at cleaning service, Helpling, shares with us some tips.

#1 You should not use the same bath towel repeatedly
Damp towels are ideal habitats for bacteria.  It is recommended to use your towel no more than three times maximum; after that, your towel becomes infested with bacteria!

#2 The dirtiest place is NOT the toilet 
There are greater sources of bacteria found in the refrigerator and dishcloths. Additionally, it is now a well-known fact that a keyboard contains 400 times more germs than a toilet seat, so don't forget to clean these places.

#3 Cutting boards, contrary to popular belief, do not serve as a breeding ground for bacteria 
Whether wooden or plastic, as long as you clean your cutting boards carefully, they are safe to use. Woods contain resins and oils with germicidal features, such as tannic acid. When using plastic boards, kill bacteria by placing them in a dishwasher at around 60 °C temperature.

#4 Wearing gloves do not necessarily protect you from germs
Gloves can be very unhygienic if not cleaned properly or changed regularly. To clean, place them in the basin in hot water with two spoonfuls of vinegar and some detergent and soak them for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse them thoroughly and then dry them in a cool place. Change your gloves at least once a month to minimise the growth of bacteria.