Bacteria is a part of our life. It is in everywhere, and some of it is good, some of it is not. However, most of it is bad and having household germs keeps colds, flu, and other infectious illness. In the battle to kill bacteria, you have many things to do with your home from the living room, kitchen, to the bathroom. You need to have basic knowledge about bacteria to face with it effectively. Our tips below will help you to prevent germs and protect your family from illness.
Basic things about bacteria
You should know that any place in your house with high traffic and surfaces that get touched by hand a lot is a germ bank. Bacteria release toxins inside the body that makes illness for us. A study found a surprising fact that the kitchen sink has more bacteria than the toilet or garbage can.
The germ can result in a variety of diseases, from mild cases of food poisoning to more severe one such as cough, allergy, and typhoid. Knowing how to kill bacteria is an important part of protecting yourself, and your family, from these ailments.
Daily cleaning for bacteria
You should know 2 things that can kill bacteria is cleaner-disinfectant and hot water. The best solution is to clean your house every day with these easy tips.
Disinfect and clean the much-used areas such as sink faucet and handles, refrigerator handles, and cutting boards.
Clean with clothes that you can use in the washer with hot water. Replace towels and clothes every day.
Empty the bathroom wastebasket and those with dirty diapers, and take out the garbage.
Clean and keep the bathroom sink faucet and handles as clean as much possible.
If you have a child in diapers, clean and disinfect the changing table regularly.
If your child uses pacifiers, put them on the top shelf of the dishwasher if they are safe with the dishwasher. Or else you can wash it and your child’ toys with soap and hot water to kill bacteria.
Keep yourself clean
Another way to stay away from bacteria is by keeping yourself clean and tidy so that germ doesn’t have an environment to live.
Wash your hand regularly before and after cooking food. There are many antibacterial soaps to kill bacteria to keep your hand clean and safe.
Doctors suggest us to replace toothbrushes regularly, every 3-4 months and after any cases of illness.
Have a proper toilet treatment
The bathroom is an ideal environment for bacteria because of damp and warmth. So you should focus on the toilet as much as possible to kill bacteria in your house.
One of the treatments you can apply is to use vinegar to clean and deodorize the toilet bowl. Spread vinegar around the perimeter of the toilet bowl above the waterline, then pour approximately 2/3 cup of vinegar into the bowl then let it rest for at least 20 minutes before flushing. Swish the toilet brush around and above the waterline if there is a visible ring from the water level line before flushing.