Areas of Your Home You’re Forgetting to Clean

A homeowner spraying cleaner on a shower door.

Every homeowner has their own cleaning routine and certain areas of their home they prioritize keeping clean. Things like vacuuming the floors, cleaning the shower and bathtub, wiping down the counters, and dusting are all common cleaning tasks. However, there are certain areas of the home that many people forget to clean.

Now that we’ve shared with you how to properly disinfect your kitchen sink, we’re going to be sharing a few more areas of your home that you should be adding to your cleaning routine. Keep reading to find out!

Behind the Toilet

Out of all the rooms in your house, your bathroom can collect the most bacteria due to how much the room is used, how many people are using it, and what you’re doing in the bathroom. Between showering, brushing your teeth, using the toilet, and more, it’s safe to say your bathroom needs a good deep cleaning once a week. However, many people clean their sink, bathtub or shower, the bathroom floors, and the toilet, but they forget about what’s behind the toilet. Don’t forget that hair and dust can accumulate behind the toilet, so make sure you’re reaching back there and cleaning up anything that you might have missed during your normal deep cleaning.


Wiping down your counters after you cook or eat a meal is a common household task, but how often do you clean your appliances? You’ve probably baked a lot of cookies and cooked big dinners over the holidays, so your oven, stove, and microwave are probably due for a good scrubbing. Don’t forget to run your dishwasher on an empty cycle and clean out your coffee maker too!

Garbage Disposal

No one likes a stinky sink! While you might be regularly cleaning out your sink basin, don’t forget about your garbage disposal. The only ingredients you need are probably already in your house. Grab some baking soda and pour half a cup down the garbage disposal followed by one cup of white vinegar. Let the solution sit for a few minutes and then pour hot water down the drain to wash it away.

At Dr Rooter of Lexington, we prioritize the comfort of our customers and always want to make sure your home’s plumbing system is working properly. If you’re in need of any plumbing services such as toilet repair or a professional drain cleaning, give us a call at (803) 398-2090 to schedule your service.