Where the Germs Are: Keeping Gainesville, Florida Apartments Clean

According to the Hygiene Council, the toilet bowl is most likely the filthiest place in any home, with around 3.2 million bacteria per square inch. The second most germy place, however, isn’t as easy to guess.

With 500,000 bacteria per square inch, the kitchen drain comes in second. One-fifth of that bacteria count can be found nearby in your kitchen sponge. While you may think of your sponges as cleaning items, their crevices create a cozy place for germs to lurk. Throw sponges in the dishwasher occasionally to help wash microorganisms away.

Moving back into the bathrooms of Gainesville, Florida apartments, another place you’re likely to find a high bacteria count is the bathtub. Only 3% of Americans think they are more likely to pick up germs from the bathtub than from their garbage cans. Boy, are they wrong! In fact, according to the Hygiene Council, the germ commonly responsible for staph infections is in 26% of bathtubs versus 6% of trashcans.

Now that you know where the germs lurk, spend a bit more time cleaning those areas each week. Remember, a tidy apartment is a happy apartment.

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