At the end of the day, your home should be a place that keeps you safe from ALL types of unwanted house guests — germs included.
We put together a list of common household items that can fit inside the HomeSoap to keep your house as germ-free as possible:
1. Kitchen Sink Sponge
Recently, AARP.org highlighted a study done by researchers at Germany’s Furtwangen University — 362 various types of bacteria were found across 14 different kitchen sponges. They found that some of the bacteria were the types also found on toilet seats, like E. Coli, staphylococcus, and salmonella. Unsurprisingly, the average kitchen sponge is a prime candidate for creating a bacteria playground since the moisture it holds serves as a catalyst for the germs to breed and grow.
2. TV Remote
We’re not here to scare you away from your Netflix binging — we just thought you should be aware. We recently tested a remote belonging to someone in the PhoneSoap office (we’re not going to name names) — here are the before and after results to speak for themselves:
The National Center for Biotechnology Information ran several experiments on the potential of contamination of toothbrushes. They found that most toothbrushes harbor pathogenic microorganisms. In the same study, they even tested the effects of UV-C light against bacteria found on toothbrushes and found that the light kills it…but we already knew that. ;)
4. Teddy Bear
This is another item we’ve tested against UV-C lights in our local lab. Here are the results:
We know what you’re thinking – gross. One quick cycle in the HomeSoap and your little ones can continue to use the one thing they can’t go without.
5. Pet Toys
We love our pets just as much as you do – so we’ll keep this short to lessen the pain. The National Sanitation Foundation found that 23% of pet toys harbored staphylococcus, 55% harbored yeasts and molds, and 14% were found with coliform bacteria. But don’t panic! We can help you get rid of those scary statistics.
With the help of the HomeSoap, you can cook, play, and sleep easy knowing that the next time you squeeze the sponge, pick up the remote, or throw that squeaky toy, you haven’t put yourself at risk.