Cleaning Challenges and Solutions: A Cleaning Blog

Cleaning Challenges and Solutions: A Cleaning Blog

Ways to Make Residential Rubbish Removal More Hygienic

by Ralph Rodriquez

Residential rubbish removal is a service that makes life more convenient. But if you don't take the right steps towards ensuring it's hygienic, you could introduce health hazards to your home as the rubbish piles up. Fortunately. it only takes a few simple steps to keep your trash clean.

Wash all food containers, especially those containing meat.

Any food container, especially tins, has the potential to produce fungus. Depending on the degree of ventilation in your home, it can take a few days for it to grow. While fungus alone is unlikely to cause harm, it will spread rapidly and cause foul smells. 

Additionally, meat containers will attract pests of all varieties, including rodents. They're also breeding grounds for bacteria such as campylobacter, making them hazardous. Washing all containers using hot water and a flash of antibacterial spray will reduce the risk of fungi and bacteria growing.

Store your rubbish in cool places.

Using a residential rubbish removal service usually means allowing your trash to gather for a short while. During that time, high temperatures and humid environments can lead to:

  • Foul smells
  • Bacterial breeding grounds
  • Fruit fly gatherings

Storing your rubbish in a cool environment means there are fewer opportunities for bacteria to grow. It also prevents organic materials from breaking down, giving pests such as flies fewer reasons to inhabit the area and breed. Ideally, you will keep your rubbish away from the sun, in a cool and dark place.

Clean your residential rubbish storage bins with antibacterial fluids.

Even when you take the steps above, you won't eliminate odorous and unhygienic debris entirely. As a result, it can gather in your bins over a period of time, slowly making them more unsavory. Although bin bags work towards preventing this from happening, they're slightly porous, which means there's still potential for items to spill out.

Each time you use a rubbish removal service, flush your bins out with antibacterial and antifungal fluids. You should also use hot water safely, as high temperatures kill off multiple organisms. Allow them to air dry in a clean environment before using them again.

In most cases, the rubbish you store won't pose a problem. However, if you take a lackadaisical approach to storing it, you'll eventually encounter smells and hygiene risks. Regular maintenance, proper disposal and keeping an eye out for lingering pests and vermin are all essential. If such measures still result in problems, consider using different storage techniques.


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Cleaning Challenges and Solutions: A Cleaning Blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is Andrew. At home, my wife does all the cooking, but cleaning is my job. I also own a small business. As a result, I'm charged with keeping things clean at both work and home. At work, I have a cleaning crew that comes in nightly, and I have specialists (carpet cleaners, window washers, etc) who come in as needed. At home, my kids do chores, and I handle most of the rest. I only outsource dry cleaning and a bit of seasonal deep cleaning. In this blog, I am going to write about keeping your home and office clean. I plan to include a range of tips, and I hope that they help you. Thank you for reading!