Your House Could Be Making You Sick
How to Keep Your House Clean
- To get your kitchen sink clean: Use a germicide and a brush with chlorine and water.
- Dishrags and sponges: Clean them in a washing machine with bleach. No one should use a sponge for more than a month.
- Trashcans should be sprayed with a disinfectant every time you change the bag. If you see any liquid material, thoroughly wash it.
- Air-dry everything. Dryness kills germs and prevents them from growing.
- Humidifiers: Bacteria grow in the water and spreads when you run the humidifier. Before you add new water, thoroughly clean the system.
- Dust mites: Vacuum your mattress, carpeting and drapery at a very high setting. You can also use a chemical cleaner you can buy in stores called benzyl benzoate. Impervious covers for your pillows and mattress will prevent dust mites from coming through.
- Sheets, pillow casings and impervious casings should be washed in 150 degrees Fahrenheit every seven days.
- Pillows functionally last 3–5 years.
- Vacuum bags should be changed once a month.
- Stuffed animals: Vacuum weekly and/or throw them in the dryer at a high setting to kill germs.
- Experts say disposable razors are only good for three uses. They become dull, knick your skin, and the old skin cells become a breeding ground for infection.
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