Maintain a Healthy Home with These Quick Cleaning Tips

Posted by Justin Havre. on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 8:01am.

The inside of your home can become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. It's hard to stay on top of all of the cleaning chores that are necessary so we are offering a few quick tips to help keep your home healthy.

1. Clean your faucets

When is the last time you took a look at your faucet closely? While you're probably keeping your sink squeaky clean, the faucet should also be cleaned out regularly. Most faucets have a filter that keeps dirt and debris from reaching your cup when you're pouring a glass of water. If you unscrew the end of the faucet, you'll see the filter. You may be surprised to see what has been deposited on this filter and will want to rinse it out.

2. The edge of the dishwasher

Once every week or two you should wipe around the edge of the dishwasher to remove stains or any leftover food. Use a damp sponge and baking soda. You should also run a cycle through the washer without dishes and use a dishwasher cleaner that has been designed specifically to kill bacteria such as E.coli.

3. Keep a bar of antibacterial soap on a sponge

Put a bar of antibacterial soap on a sponge in the bathroom. When it's time to clean the sink, you can just grab the sponge and wet it.  If you have kids, you probably have to clean your sinks a lot and when you have a sponge handy that has some soap on it already, it makes things fast and simple.

4. Keep the shower doors clean

Things can get pretty steamy in the bathroom and if you're having a problem keeping your shower doors clean, here is a handy trick you can use. If you apply a small amount of lemon oil to the doors twice monthly, the water will bead and roll right off them. You can also try Rain-X Glass Treatment. This product is used on a windshield to bead up rain particles.

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