What is the dirtiest part of your house? You’ll be surprised at the answer!


Being a plumber means dealing with one of the dirtiest areas in the house. And no, it’s not the toilet. It’s actually the kitchen! You’ll be amazed at the amount of germs living in your kitchen sink.  Half a million per square inch, to be exact.

Why? Think of the amounts of raw food that goes through your kitchen. It’s a breeding ground for E. coli, Salmonella and other bacteria. That, and its constantly wet, which creates the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. Cooking kills the bacteria but handling it increases the risk of spreading germs to other foods and surfaces, like the sink and benchtop.

Luckily, a little bit of disinfectant goes a long way. Just spray your benchtop and sink after you’re done cleaning up the dishes and you’ll keep these nasties at bay.

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