Germs are everywhere, including your household. Many people ignore some signals like ant infestation, let alone the microscopic foes that are everywhere. If you know where they are hiding, you might be able to stop them spreading. The following facts provide some useful information about germs that can help keep your home clean and healthy.

London cleaning professionals advise you to keep in mind the following facts. There are four main types of germs: bacteria, who are single cell organisms that are not necessary getting us sick; viruses, who need a host to survive and can wait patently to be picked up through the touching of door knobs, telephone mouthpieces, toilet seats or counter tops; fungi, who are not usually health threatening, but they grow prolifically in moist warm zone loving germs; protozoa, living in water. Germs live by eating and destroying host’s healthy cells and give off “toxins” in the process, that cause symptoms like skin irritation, high fever, flu, coughs, head aches or worse.

Germs can be found everywhere. The constant damp bathroom traffic is a breeding ground for germs to spread. That means your toothbrush, being constantly moistened by frequent use and then often stored in a dark drawer, is vulnerable. Along with obvious places like a sink full of dirty dishes or an overused kitchen sponge, germs are also concentrated in more trivial places, like your TV remote and salt shakers.

You can effectively reduce exposure by following a handful of simple habits. First, wash your hands after coming home – no discussion. Second – house cleaning should be well organised and include wiping down everything that is frequently touched. Use a mix of 3/4 cup of bleach to 1 gallon of water. Use a spray bottle to mist the rag or spritz directly onto the item being cleaned. Finally, don’t forget some little things, like cleaning toothbrushes, replacing kitchen sponges and not letting the dirty dishes stay in the sink for long.