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Teeny tiny bacteria and microbes consisting of viruses, dirt, fungus, bacteria, animal dander, pollen, sweat, excretions and skin cells all enter your rooms on a regular basis. If you saw what existed on your surfaces under a microscope, your skin might crawl. The life span of a germ varies greatly depending on the bacteria and the surface, house cleaning services Leesburg, VA researched, according to studies in Popular Science. E. Coli (intestinal bacteria that can make you sick) can live for a few hours to a full day, while it can live for days or weeks with calicivirus (also known as stomach flu). So how much, before they become more of a biohazard, do you clean your shower, or scrub your toilet or change your sheets? More often than you think, perhaps.
How frequently do you...
Modify the sheets?
Once a week, at most two. While most bacteria on sheets are environmentally friendly (like dust) and generally harmless, bacteria and fungi will bind to sheets and your skin, leading to acne and dandruff, along with the dirt and oils sloughed off during sleep. Change your sheets once a week, or at least every two weeks, to keep your bed clean, and wash them in hot water.
Disinfecting the sinks?
Every day. Even if they look clean, sinks can get very disgusting. The bathroom sink accumulates fecal matter(from washing your hands after you use the bathroom). Food bacteria, such as E.Coli and Salmonella, can also contaminate the kitchen sink, especially if you've been handling raw meat. They're contaminated when water splashes back up on your hands, too. Wipe down your sinks regularly in order to remain on the safe side.
Vacuum rugs and floors for washing?
Weeks one to two. To keep dust, dirt and allergens at bay, rugs should be vacuumed weekly (more frequently if you have pets). Give your floors a nice wash or steam once every few weeks. Because of food bacteria that can spread around, you may want to wash your kitchen floors a little more frequently.
Wipe the bathroom down?
At least once a week. The ultimate host of bacteria is the bathroom; E.coli can be found within six feet of the toilet and in the sink. Disinfect the toilet and sink at least once regularly to keep it at bay, and the bathtub every two weeks, more if you shower often. To prevent mildew, which can cause skin, eye and throat irritation in some individuals, your shower curtains should be disinfected regularly.
Doorknobs Wipe Down?
Once a week, once a week (in some rooms). Although doorknobs attract a lot of bacteria, they only need to be washed infrequently. Doorknobs in the bathroom and the kitchen, however, are bound to attract a lot of bacteria, so it might be a good idea to disinfect them at least once a week, particularly if there is a disease in the house.

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