The kitchen is the most used place in your home. Here you prepare and eat your food, and spend time with the whole family. You must keep the place where you store your food clean but at the same time, this is the room that gets dirty the easiest. Food spills, dropped kitchen utensils even the extensive foot traffic can turn your kitchen into heaven for different bacteria and mildew. Here are the top reasons why having a clean kitchen will impact positively your family’s health.

Clean to Protect Your Home from Foodborne Illnesses

Let’s start by explaining what are foodborne illnesses. There are diseases resulting from:

  • the food spoilage of contaminated food;
  • pathogenic bacteria that can grow on or in the foods;
  • viruses or parasites that contaminate the food;
  • toxins such as poisonous mushrooms that can contaminate the food;
  • various species of beans that are not cooked properly can also contaminate the food with different toxins;

Some basic rules need to be followed to avoid these illnesses:

  • use different cutting boards for meat and vegetables;
  • always wash your hands after handling raw meats;
  • clean the sink and counters regularly;
  • carefully clean your fridge at least once a month;
  • microwaves and ovens need to be cleaned every week;
  • every week you need to check the fridge and your kitchen storage for foods that have gone bad;

Mould and Mildew – Enemy N 1 of Your Kitchen

After the foodborne illnesses, the most dangerous thing for your health is these moist-loving fungi. Mould can grow everywhere but it particularly loves humid and closed spaces which mean your kitchen sink and cupboards are the best places for it. Mould can cause various health problems such as:

  • Allergies;
  • Asthma;
  • Mood changes and depression;
  • Lung problems;
  • Skin rashes;
  • Eye infections;

You need to be very careful while cleaning the surfaces infested with mildew or mould. Some fungi can be toxic and highly dangerous, so you must never touch them barehanded. When cleaning mould from your kitchen bear in mind the following:

  • Altho ammonia and chlorine are the best chemicals to clean mould, be very careful while using them in the kitchen. If possible, use natural products to avoid incidental poisoning;
  • If you live in a humid city, like London, make sure to regularly inspect all corners of the kitchen. These fungi spread very quickly and you need to thoroughly clean your home weekly.
  • Always use protection like gloves or glasses. The human skin is very absorbent, and both the fungi and the chemicals used to clean it can harm you.

The Proper Kitchen Cleaning Extend the Life of Your Appliances

The regular kitchen cleaning is not only important for your well-being but also the condition of your appliances. Everything from the toaster to the dishwasher needs to be clean following the seller’s recommendations. You don’t have to do it all at once but you need to have a proper cleaning schedule:

  • The oven can be cleaned once every two weeks;
  • The fridge must be checked every week for spoiled foods and cleaned every other week;
  • Depending on how often you use your microwave, you may need to clean it on weekly basis;
  • The dishwasher also needs to be cleaned every week;
  • Often used kitchen appliances like food processors or coffeemakers need to be cleaned after every use;
  • The sink needs to be cleaned every day, the same goes for the rubbish bin;

If you take proper care for your kitchen appliances, they will last longer, thus you will save money on buying new once.

Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie is a content marketing specialist for Top Cleaners for the past several years. She has extensive experience working with cleaning companies and knows her audience. Stephanie creates engaging and useful content helping the customers of Top Cleaners with their struggles and providing them with the most accurate insight.