5 Oft-Ignored Places to Clean Up To Avoid Potential Health Harm


Your home seems so polished and you have a regular clean up schedule to make sure every corner of your house is kept free from germs. Yet, your family still gets sick for some unknown reasons. So you blame the restaurant food or the dirty door handles in public places.

But have you ever thought that perhaps, the problem is from your home itself? Yes, you may not be aware of it but there are places in your home that can cause germs and bacteria and these can potentially pose health risks to your family.

Yes, you read it right. There are places inside your home which you do not know can pose harm to the whole family. Take a look at some of the places which you often ignore cleaning but can cause sickness to your family.

Unclogged Your Dishwasher

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You may not know it but your trusted dishwasher can be a cause of harmful bacteria and germs that bring diseases to the whole family. Bacteria, viruses and parasites can form from rotten food debris and can transfer in your newly washed plates. This can cause food-borne illnesses specifically gastrointestinal tract infection.

Aside from clogged food debris, an unclean dishwasher can also develop soap scum and water deposits which can eventually cause mold formation. So make it sure to clean your dishwasher periodically. Unclog the dishwasher filter by removing stuck food particles. If you don’t want spend hours scrubbing, you may also use baking soda. You may also use heavy duty cleaning agent to make sure that no particles and molds will form inside your dishwasher.

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