· By Carl Pronti
The hidden bacteria in your home and how to tackle it
A top three list of the places harmful bacteria might thrive in the home, and handy solutions on how to minimise the risks.
Did you know that there are hundreds of bacteria hotspots in your home? In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all looking to be more careful than ever about the bugs we bring into our houses. Let’s take a look at some of the areas filled with hidden bacteria in your home and solutions to tackle it.
Mobile phone screens
According to one study, your mobile phone screen could contain more than ten times the amount of bacteria as you find in a toilet. The same study found evidence of harmful bacteria on phone screens, including:
- E.coli (food poisoning)
- Influenza (cold, flu, or even COVID-19)
- Streptococcus (sore throat)
As an everyday object, it’s easy to neglect the hygiene of our phones. A Screen Daddy is the ideal solution, as a microfibre cleaning pad, you can attach to your device. Remove dust and grease with ease and at any time of the day without leaving a scratch.
Used to clean food, debris, grease, and grime, your kitchen sponge houses thousands of bacteria. As the household item you use for washing dishes and homewares, you could be spreading this bacteria even further through the home.
A study in 2008 found that the most effective way to clean a sponge was to put it through the dishwasher on a hot wash. Luckily, Scrub Daddy can help. This latest innovation in reusable sponges ensures to rinse free of debris and can go through the dishwasher for the best hygiene practice.
A shopping trolley can have up to 138,000 bacteria per square inch, and as a shared object used by members of the public, you have no idea how harmful they could be. Much like your kitchen sponge, your shopping trolley is close to your food items, increasing the risk of transmission to you and your family.
Minimise the risk of this hidden bacteria with trolley bags. As an eco-friendly and reusable solution, you can place your shopping directly into your bags and create an effective storage system at the same time.