Rethinking Cleanliness It makes no difference if you just rinse the kitchen cloth, what you need is a thorough cleaning with detergent and Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid to get rid of the oil, dirt and germs collectively. If you think the comparison between the kitchen tap and flush handle was all there was to the misconceptions people have about cleanliness, think again. The average kitchen microwave grill has 1.7 microbes per square inch, according to a 2013 survey in the UK. That is again, twice as many bacteria as your bathroom objects. You need to get after them with something that is designed for killing bacteria such as E. coli, something like Dettol Power & Pure Multi-Purpose Spray.
Appearances can be deceptive, if not downright treacherous in the case of clean surfaces. Bacteria cannot be seen by the naked eye and what looks clean is not really clean. In the International Home Study of 2009, 5% of the kitchen cloths were new and 21% of the householders swore their kitchen taps were clean just because they 'looked clean.'
According to the Nielsen Study on home cleaning and laundry attitudes and trends around the world called The Dirt On Cleaning, published in April 2016, the leading concerns of detergent customers in the Middle East included the absence of harsh chemicals (36%) and the ability to wash different colored clothes together at the same time (35%) were top priorities while deciding laundry detergent preferences in this region.
Another problem waiting in the wings is the fact that there are 1.5 million domestic workers who come from other countries such as Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines. Understandably the mindset of the domestic worker and the home owner are not always on the same levels of commitment when it comes to home cleaning. The bigger solution to the problem is include all those who have the ability to influence the existing levels of household hygiene and sanitation. Which is why we are glad you are reading this article.