Ask most people and they will tell you that the dirtiest place in a home is the bathroom. Well, there seem to be some misconceptions. To identify germ hot spots in the home, the NSF International conducted a study and came up with some surprising results. It turns out that the highest concentration of germs and thus the dirtiest spots are found in our kitchen.
The breeding ground for germs is warm and moist places. There are thousands of microscopic, single-celled organisms – in other words – bacteria, that live pretty much everywhere. In the air, water or soil as well as in our home and inside the human body. Apart from bacteria there are viruses, these funny “objects” straddle the fence between living and nonliving. Viruses are floating around in the air, they can be found in water or sitting on a doorknob and once they come into contact with a suitable organism they infect the host cells.
While most of these organisms are harmless, some are not that friendly so you really don’t want them to linger in your home. There are many places that should be cleaned much more frequently than we actually do. Read on to find out what are the dirtiest spots in your home and also read our tips how to get rid of germs effectively.
1. Kitchen Sink
Since the kitchen sink is typically almost always wet and moist plus there are plenty of food particles in the drain, it provides perfect living and growing conditions for bacterias, such as Salmonella and E. coli. There might be more bacteria in your kitchen sink than in a toilet after you flush it. Make sure to clean your kitchen sink, including the tap handles with a disinfectant product made for the kitchen regularly!