Have you ever through to yourself how actually clean is your house? If you have ever moved your sofa or looked under your bed for something you’re sure you stored under there a while ago, you may know that our houses are not as clean as they may look. Most of our houses look nice and clean on the face of it, but when you pull back the curtain (or sofa in this case), it is anything but clean. A recent study of adults in Britain has shown that only about 34% of us clean once a week. 29% of us clean fortnightly, and only 13% clean more than twice a week!
A fifth of the people asked in this research stated that they only clean their homes when guests come round. This means that they are typically only cleaning the areas that people can see, which is what many of us do, even if we do the cleaning more regularly. But what does this mean? Well, it means that many hidden areas of our homes are dusty, of course. But dust is relatively harmless compared to what else could be lurking in the unclean areas of our homes!
Let’s take the toilet as a good example of a very clean and unclean part of our homes. If you’re like a good portion of us, you’ll give the toilet bowl a good scrubbing when you are cleaning. You will also likely clean the seat and give the cistern a wipe down too. In the survey I mentioned above, 37% of people said they don’t clean behind the toilet! As you can imagine, there’s a lot more than dust behind your toilet! Bacteria of all kinds are lurking there, but they aren’t just behind your toilet.
We all know the importance of wiping down our kitchen surfaces and our chopping boards, this stops the spread of many bacteria. However, only 34% of people clean their fridges. Bacteria can be very present in your fridge, especially when you don’t clean it! The same is true for the oven, and 32% of us don’t clean that regularly either!
Now more than ever, cleaning is vital in a home. Ridding your home of bacteria ensures that it is a safe place for your family. So, when you are cleaning next, pay attention to areas that are commonly missed, for example:
Behind the toilet
The oven and fridge
Under the sofa
Under the bed
The tops of wardrobes and shelves
Cleaning in these areas, and the areas you regularly clean ensures that there is a lot less bacteria and harmful viruses in your home. If you are now extremely worried about your home’s cleanliness, you can, of course, call in the experts. Cleaning Express provides loads of cleaning services, such as domestic cleaning services including regular house cleaning, deep cleaning and antiviral disinfection cleaning services. So, if your home needs a cleaner, give Cleaning Express a call or send us a message via website or Facebook. One of our highly skilled cleaners can be with you as quickly as tomorrow!