4 Surprising Places Germs Love to Hide…

Germs and bacteria are everywhere from your skin and nails to the soles of yours shoes, your smartphone, your home and, of course, your floors. But while there are some common spots we always scour for—and always clean—there are certain areas that are easy to miss as we’re scrubbing and disinfecting. The end result? Sneaky dirt, germs and bacteria hiding—and growing—right in plain sight in…

 

CRACKS & CREVASSES IN THE FLOOR

Most floors are naturally textured with cracks, crevasses and seams throughout. While it’s common and, even, welcome, these dents and dings can be hotspots for germs, bacteria and even pests to hide out. And because they’re often small, it’s easy to ignore them when you’re sweeping, mopping and scrubbing—but, in most cases, all that cleaning doesn’t get those hiding spots clean.

 

WITHIN THE FLOORBOARDS OR FLOORING

While the majority of modern floors have a thin microbial layer on top, that wears away over time —and that can enable microbes and bacteria to seep in. Even with that layer in tact, though, water and other liquids can easily make their way into floorboards or traditional flooring, leading to mold and bacteria growth. Not only is that potentially hazardous to your health, but it can cause floors to rot from the inside out—not ideal.

 

AREAS PRONE TO WETNESS…

The space around your toilet, tub, sink or commercial dishwasher? They’re likely crawling with germs and bacteria. No matter how hard you try to keep these spots clean and dry, they’re so close to the action that it’s probably not enough. And the damper they get—and stay—the more growths can happen and the harder it becomes to get your floors really clean.

 

We get it—we’ve worked with lots of business owners and commercial spaces and we’ve seen first-hand where dirt, bacteria and germs like to hide. And that’s why Everlast® Floors are stain-resistant, slip-resistant and have a seamless finish that keeps bacteria, microbes and even pests out. It’s the simple solution to keeping floors not just looking clean and fresh, but being clean, fresh and completely hygienic now and in the future. Get in touch to learn more.