The 10 Most Forgotten Spots in Your Home

When it comes to cleaning your home, you probably clean the same 3 or 4 things on a regular basis, but neglect a lot of other areas in your home. This is the case for most people! In order to more effectively clean, it’s important that you know the 10 most forgotten spots in your home:

1. Trash Can

Nobody likes cleaning the trash can – it may have old, sticky, smelly spills at the bottom. But that’s even more of a reason to clean it regularly! Dirty garbage cans can create a bad odor in your home, and are pretty nasty when they get out of hand.

2. Cell Phone

Your cell phone doesn’t always stay in your home, which contributes to the fact that 16% of cell phones have E. Coli bacteria on them according to studies. On average, cell phones have more germs per square inch than a public toilet seat. Cleaning your phone with some sort of disinfectant wipe should be a top priority.

3. Carpets

Not only vacuuming, which should be done at least twice a week, but professional, deep carpet cleaning is a forgotten must-do. Many people go years between carpet cleanings, allowing bacteria, allergens, and grime to be trapped in their carpets. Experts suggest that carpets should be cleaned every 6-12 months, depending on the amount of traffic they are receiving, number of kids, pets, etc. If you need premium carpet cleaning in the Gaithersburg, MD area, you better call Omega Chem-Dry.

4. Air Vents

When air vents aren’t cleaned, dust can build up and get spewed throughout your house. If you don’t want to breathe in dust, don’t forget to clean your air vents!

5. Door Knobs

Door knobs and locks don’t just open up a portal to your home they also open a portal to nasty bacteria town. Bacteria can stay alive on these metal surfaces for up to 8 hours. So really anything could be on there…

6. Ice Tray

Although they only hold water, ice trays rarely get washed. Bacteria can find its way to these ice trays from hands, and just because they’re in the freezer doesn’t guarantee they won’t stick around. Toss them in the dishwasher once a month, or if you have a silicone tray, use a vinegar and warm water soak.

7. Vacuum Filter

This one might be more obvious, but many people only clear out the vacuum collector and don’t touch the actual filter. Sometimes vacuum filters get so caked with dust from lack of cleaning that the dirt has to be removed with a knife. When filters are that dirty, the vacuum becomes very ineffective. 

8. Microwave touchpad

Grease, grease, and more grease will find its way to the touchpad of your microwave. Just go clean it.

9. Tile

This usually only requires a simple wipe down if you stay on top of it. The problem? Most people don’t clean their tile very often resulting in discoloration and grime that takes a lot of scrubbing and product. If the tile really needs a good shine, it’s a safe bet to call the professionals at Omega Chem-Dry.

10. Shower Curtain

You’ve probably seen what happens if a shower curtain isn’t washed for a long time. Mold and mildew can build up, especially in places where the curtain folds in on itself. Toss your curtain in the washing machine every month or so to avoid this.

We hope you found these tips helpful, and that you were reminded of some areas that you can clean in your home to keep it a cleaner and healthier place to live. For professional cleanings, don’t forget to call Omega Chem-Dry!