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Your home likely isn’t as clean and sanitary as you thought it was. Lots of the items you use daily don’t have that long of a shelf life. It’s time to go through your belongings and clean or replace the items below right away.


Sponges take the cake as the dirtiest items in your kitchen, which, contrary to popular belief, is usually the dirtiest room of the house. Just think about all of the raw meat, eggs, and other bacteria-filled items your sponge comes in contact with daily.

We suggest disinfecting it every other day by getting it wet and microwaving it on high for one minute. Otherwise, it should be replaced just as frequently.


Lots of people take three, four, or even five showers before washing their towel or switching to a new one. What they don’t realize is that wet cloth attracts mold and mildew. You should be washing your bath towels frequently with hot water, and if you begin noticing mildew smells, toss it and get a new one.


Be sure to replace your toothbrush every three to four months and keep it far away from the toilet!


Sure, it may come as no surprise that these things get pretty filthy, but what you may not realize is that they breed mold and yeast when they wind up in the nooks and crannies of your home. Take this as a reminder to give them a thorough cleaning.


They’re used to get you clean, but that doesn’t mean they’re free of dirt and debris. Also, keep in mind that they hang in the shower and are wet most of the time, which means there’s a good chance they’re growing mold. 

Now that we’ve listed out a few of the dirtier items in your home, it’s time to get to work! Clear some time in your calendar in the next day or two to either clean or replace the items listed above!

Are you looking to upgrade your home? Have Questions? Call HEP Inc. at (865) 234-0501 and get started today! HEP Is On The Way!