Kitchens: Dirtier Than They Appear

During house cleaning in Bucks County, homeowners may be surprised to know they are focusing on the wrong areas. Many people may believe the bathroom is the dirtiest room in the house for obvious reasons, but believe it or not the kitchen surpasses the bathroom with flying colors. Sinks, stoves, counters, and coffee makers all surpass toilets and showers as the grossest spots you can find in a modern house or apartment.

Soap-the-Sink-tooThe reason is food preparation spreads a tremendous number of germs, especially if you’re a meat-eater. The kitchen is a high traffic area and germs spread even from purses and grocery bags touching the counter. Make sure to wash counters every day and after all food preparation with hot, soapy water and then rinse.

Kitchen sinks are notoriously germ-filled, even more so than bathroom sinks. You may not realize it, but the kitchen sink gets more use than the bathroom sink, and between the runoff from hand washing, dirty dishes, and residue from raw food particles, they can contain more bacteria than public toilets, which are regularly cleaned and disinfected. Though this may horrify you to no end, the simple solution is to just take some time to scrub the entire surface of the sink once or twice a week. Use hot water and soap and be sure to remove all traces of coffee grinds, egg residue, and other food particles.

Make no mistake, bathrooms need plenty of cleaning, but don’t be fooled into thinking the kitchen is pristine because the sink don’t stink. With our house cleaning service in Princeton and Bucks County, PA, Minch Professional Cleaning LLC can help you keep the whole house clean and comfortable.