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Interesting Facts About Cleaning

Looking for some new trivia to tell your colleagues in the cleaning industry? Or that might come in handy during your weekly trivia team call or game night? Look no further! Checkers Cleaning Supply has you covered. Read on for fun facts about cleaning and interesting bits of trivia about how we clean.

Cleaning and Exercise:

  • If you clean for two hours you burn 200 calories.
  • If you mop for an hour you burn 153 calories.
  • If you scrub your tub for 15 minutes you burn 90 calories.

Where Dirt Comes From:

  • 70% to 80% of dust particles are comprised of dead skin flakes.
  • The remaining 20 – 30% of dust particles come from fibres from clothes, towels and bedding that have been getting more threadbare over time as well as materials taken in with footwear.
  • You should wash your kitchen sinks regularly as research shows they actually have more germs than your toilet.
  • Dust, bacteria, and allergens can be released into the air by vacuum cleaners. To prevent this from happening you should ensure that your vacuum cleaner has a high-efficiency particulate air filter and that you regularly clean or change the filter. This will help control air pollution from the vacuum’s exhaust.
  • Kitchens are one of the filthiest rooms in a house because areas where food is stored and prepared have more bacteria and faecal contamination than any other place.
  • Your average kitchen sponge contains millions of bacteria. To make sure the sponge you use is helping you clean instead of making things worse clean your sponge in hot water and dish soap to keep bacteria build up at bay.
  • Likewise, your average dishcloth contains billions of living germs. You should change your dishcloth each day to prevent germs from spreading.
  • Germs can live as long as 3 days on moist surfaces like kitchen and bathroom sinks and on dry surfaces, such as toys and furniture, germs can live for several hours. Bacteria like Salmonella can live on dry surfaces for at least 24 hours. Make sure you clean your surfaces rigorously to stop germs from multiplying vigorously.

Surprising Cleaning Agents:

  • In addition to being a delicious addition to any basket of fries ketchup can also be used on tarnished or corroded brass to help bring back its shine.
  • If you’re running low on antibacterial spray, lemons are a great disinfectant. To use a lemon as a disinfectant cut a lemon in half and rub half of it cut side down on the surface you would like to disinfect. Wait 30 seconds and then use a damp cloth to remove the stickiness.
  • Banana peels can be used to polish silver and leather shoes.
  • In a pinch? Baking soda mixed with a dash of water is a very versatile scourer and cleaner.

Other Interesting Cleaning Facts:

  • When asked most people say that their favourite room to clean in their house is the bathroom.
  • According to researchers at Columbia and Yale Universities Iceland is the cleanest country in the world.
  • Studies show that the average person spends 87% of their time indoors. As such it is very important that the air quality of your indoor space is high. You can ensure this by dusting and vacuuming your home or business regularly.