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Keeping your home Germ Free

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Washtubs, Sinks and Basins

 

When flushing the toilet germs can travel as far as six feet landing on the floor, sink and toothbrush. A huge amount of microbes float around the bathroom and last for at least two hours after each flush. It is important to always put the lid down before flushing. Toilets should be used correctly to prevent flying germs! Bathroom taps can be more harmful to your health than a toilet seat, and a bathtub may have 100 times more bacteria than your bin. Disinfect your showers, taps and baths once a week.

 

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Brush, Brush, Brush

 

The idea of the toothbrush as a germ magnet is not new. But recent research found that the average toothbrush can contain around ten million germs.  And saliva containing the cold virus can survive up to three hours on your toothbrush. With so many opportunities to get sick, be sure to replace your toothbrush at least every 3 months and keep it in a drawer or in cabinet.

 

If you could actually see what was lurking beneath those toothbrush bristles, would you still put it in your mouth?

 

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Keeping the Kitchen Clean

 

An average kitchen sink contains 100,000 times more germs than the bathroom, and 52 percent of kitchen taps are contaminated with harmful bacteria like E. coli. Failure to use a clean cloth defeats the purpose entirely. The average kitchen dishcloth can contain 4 billion living germs. – So make sure it is clean.

 

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Snuggling-up with Dust Mites

 

The house dust mite is a cosmopolitan guest in human habitation. Dust mites feed on organic debris such as human and animal hairs, human skin cells, outdoor soil dust, dirt, different fibres and other materials. House dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide.



 

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There is not a single place in your home where it is impossible for the dust mites to settle – Dust mites survive well in mattresses, carpets, rugs, curtains, and sofas. All these areas are the perfect breeding ground for them, they love and reproduce easily in our sofas and in bedding (especially in pillows), which takes up moisture from body contact.

We cannot eliminate dust mites forever by any means; but having your carpets, rugs, mattresses and sofas professionally cleaned at least twice annually will prevent the rapid build-up of dust particles, and thus making your homes cleaner, more comfortable and healthier.

 

Ring. Ring. Hello? ….. Who is Controlling your Remote?
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