· Redeemed March 5, 2018
What You'll Get
- Early Bird Pricing: Four Man Hours of House Cleaning
- Four Man Hours of House Cleaning
- Early Bird Pricing: Five Man Hours of House Cleaning
- Five Man Hours of House Cleaning
Microbes: Squatters in Every Square Inch
Along with dust and dirt, house cleaners help evict a less visible menace—microbes. Get an understanding of germs with Groupon’s overview of these out-of-view houseguests.
Are there more microbes living in your trash can than in your bathtub? According to a telephone survey funded by Reckitt Benckiser, the makers of Lysol, 97% of Americans think so. To find out, this same group surveyed 35 homes in person, searching 32 common areas for lurking microbes—or microscopic living organisms, more commonly known as bacteria or, simply, germs. The results defied public opinion: bathtubs hosted 119,468 bacteria per square inch, whereas trash bins held only 411 per square inch. Beating out the tub was the kitchen sponge—home to a whopping 134,630 bacteria per square inch.
The implication of this study is clear: these invisible critters are crawling throughout your home, often hiding where you least expect. But before hiring a mountain lion to hunt down every single germ, consider this: microbes are actually so common that up to 200 trillion of them may be residing inside your body at any given time, according to an article in Discover magazine. Additionally, Dr. Rintala of Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare asserts that children exposed to microbes at a young age are less likely to develop allergies.
However, Dr. Rintala also notes that excessive exposure to some microbes such as mold can heighten the risk of developing asthma, and the fact remains that not all microbes are benign. For example, Harold McGee of the New York Times chronicled research on the “five-second rule,” the common belief that dropped food is okay to eat as long as it’s picked up within five seconds. He found evidence that both E. coli and salmonella could contaminate dropped food almost instantaneously. Although these harmful microbes are quite rare, the best way to avoid them—and reduce the chance of getting sick—is to clean high-risk surfaces regularly.
The Fine Print
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About Eco-Way Cleaning & Organizing Solutions
The only thing the licensed and bonded team at Eco-Way Cleaning & Organizing Solutions detest more than household grime is the harsh chemicals most people use to remove it. That’s why they only equip themselves with non-toxic and organic cleaning products from respectable high-end brands, such as Method, Lifetree, and Mrs. Meyers. But the eco-friendly buck doesn’t just stop with the sprays and solutions—they also make it a point to use paper towels and other trade tools, including buckets and sponges, made from recycled materials.
Scrubbing floors, wiping down counter tops, and disinfecting bathrooms is just one part of what these punctual and environment-minded cleaners do, though. Fulfilling the “Organizing Solutions” part of their name, the team also specializes in decluttering and meticulously systemizing everything from junk drawers to closets that haven’t housed a properly hung blouse since 1997.