What’s in your home that you don’t want to be in your mouth? Bacteria! That is why it is important to take preventative measures against bacteria in the house. The most common area where unwanted bacteria grows is on kitchen countertops, door handles, toilet bowl, kitchen sink and other surfaces.
Living in a home with high bacteria levels has been shown to lower your immune system and increase the risk of respiratory problems. It can also cause asthma, allergies and other illnesses that affect breathing. The good news is that there are some easy ways you can reduce these risks. What can you do about it? Here are five helpful tips for preventing and fighting off bacteria at home:
1. Clean surfaces with soap and water immediately after eating or preparing food
A clean environment is the best way to keep your food safe and sound. Soap, water!
Don’t let your countertops become a dirty-coated mess! Clean surfaces with soap and water immediately after eating or preparing food. Remember that you can avoid most of this by keeping things like cutting boards covered when not in use, but it’s important to be extra cautious just incase anything happens at any time–it only takes one bite through a membrane for germs (and/or bacteria) from an infected source such as raw meat etc., which may lead directly into infection so always make sure everything is clean.
2. Keep hand towels nearby when cooking
When you’re cooking, keep a hand towel nearby for quick and easy cleanup.
If your hands are messy from ingredients or dirty water gets into the cracks on our skin while washing dishes then this is an excellent idea! The nice thing about using them as dishcloths is that they can be used anytime without needing to wash yet again – especially when we don’t have time because dinner’s already started.
3. Wash hands before touching any surface
Wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitiser before touching any surface. You never know when you might be putting someone else’s health at risk by not washing up, so make sure to take care of yourself first!
A lot more goes into making a healthy society than what we see every day–but it starts from individual people taking responsibility for their own actions by staying clean all-round (and proper disposal after going number two). When one person washing his/herself regularly in the mornings becomes popular among friends over time this has spillover effects that encourage even greater levels of personal hygiene awareness throughout the community and no longer just in our households.
4. Clean cutting boards thoroughly with hot water and soap each time they’re used
Not only will you be cleaning your cutting board, but also the counter. A good rule of thumb for keeping bacteria from growing on kitchen surfaces is to wash them after each use and dry thoroughly with paper towels before storing in a cabinet or container where other food items can come into contact with it (e).
In addition, washing these counters helps prevent cross contamination by limiting how many places there are which may have germs laying around waiting patiently until they’re able to make themselves at home!
Cleaning your home is not only a chore, but it’s an investment in the health of you and your family. The more time you spend on cleaning up after yourself, the less likely you are to get sick from all those nasty germs that lurk around every corner. So take some time today to clean out the kitchen or even dust off the cobwebs under the bed! Doing these small tasks will make for a cleaner environment and healthier life overall. Now go ahead and scrub down–you deserve it!
Article Submitted By Community Writer