Germs and bacteria can be spread around your home without you evening knowing about it. This is because these microorganisms are extremely difficult to get rid of completely. There are some bacteria and germs that can be extremely harmful and can cause major illnesses such as E-Coli or Salmonella.

But where do these microorganisms hide and how can you get rid of them? That’s what you can find out in today’s post. Keep reading to learn about the top 8 places germs and bacteria hide in your home.  

1 Chopping Boards

Some cooks in the kitchen prefer to use glass chopping boards as opposed to wooden or plastic ones. When you cut vegetables or meat, the knife can create fine lines on plastic and wooden boards and this is where germs and bacteria thrive.

Simply washing your cutting board may not be enough to kill the bacteria living on the surface. To disinfect your food prep board, spray it with neat white vinegar.

2 Salt and Pepper Shakers

If you have a large family, chances are the salt and pepper shakers have been picked up multiple times during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most people don’t realise how dirty these shakers can get over time so they never wipe them down.

Furthermore, some people avoid using salt and pepper shakers in a restaurant because they’re the second item in the shop that has the most bacteria on the surface. The pepper shaker alone harbours over 11,600 organisms.

To stop the spread of germs and bacteria in your kitchen, disinfect your salt and pepper shakers with white vinegar.

3 Germs on the Shower Curtains

Any area in the home where there’s moisture, humidity and heat there will be bacteria and germs floating around. Unwashed shower curtains can have 60 times the microbial life compared to a toilet seat.

To disinfect your shower curtain you can place it in your washing machine and add two caps of your favourite Zoflora to the cycle. The Zoflora will eliminate all germs and bacteria living on the curtain and add a pleasant fragrance to the material.

4 Germs and Bacteria on Your Toothbrushes

Do you leave your toothbrushes outside of your medicine cabinet? You’d be surprised at the number of germs and bacteria that float around and settle on your toothbrush when you flush your toilet. And the most horrifying discovery is that faecal matter can also settle on your exposed toothbrushes when you flush your toilet.

To protect your toothbrushes put them in a closed container such as a plastic toothbrush box. Sanitise your toothbrush by running it under hot water before and after using it. You should also disinfect your toilet regularly with Zoflora to kill all germs and bacteria in the bowl. Additionally, consider closing the lid of the toilet before flushing the chain.

5 Vegetable Draws

Sometimes one or more vegetables will start rotting and growing mould before the other ones do. This can cause a spread of bacteria that could make you ill if you consume it. Always rid your drawer of rotting veggies and clean it regularly with lemon juice or white vinegar.

6 Germs on Stove Knobs

Homeowners always clean the stovetop after cooking but rarely ever give the knobs cleaning attention. After a while of not cleaning your stove knobs, you’ll notice that they’ve developed a sticky film that’s difficult to clean. In the crevices of the knobs lie thousands of growing germs and bacteria.

To prevent the build-up of these organisms clean your stove knobs with Zoflora. Pour cold water into a bucket and add two caps of Zoflora concentrate. Dip a cloth into the mixture and then wring out the water. Use the cloth to clean all the dirt and grime off your stove knobs or buttons. Use the rest of the Zoflora solution to clean other parts of your kitchen such as:

  • Countertops
  • Taps
  • Fridge doors
  • Microwave door
  • Sink

7 Germs and Bacteria on Lamp Switches

Have you ever noticed how brown and sticky your lamp switches are? That dirt and grime you’re seeing are tiny microscopic organisms that transfer to your hands every time you touch these switches. Disinfect your lamp switches by spraying diluted Zoflora onto a cloth and then wiping the switches clean. Learn more about how to mix Zoflora here.

8 Germs and Bacteria on Computer Keyboard

Most computer keyboards are black so you don’t always notice the layer of dirt on every key. But if you look closely with your smartphone torch you’ll notice little bits of dirt on the surface of your keyboard. This is also an indication that your keyboard is full of germs and bacteria.

To clean and disinfect your keyboard, you can make your own Zoflora wipes and use them to wipe your keyboard down regularly.

Final Thoughts

Zoflora is a concentrated household disinfectant that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Use your Zoflora to get rid of the harmful organisms living in the hidden spots mentioned in this article. On the other hand, vinegar is best to disinfect cutting boards, salt and pepper shakers and vegetable racks.

Use this article to guide you when eliminating germs and bacteria around your home!