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5 Tips for Disinfecting Your Countertops


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Keep Countertops and Other Kitchen Surfaces Dry
Towel it off before moving on.
Towel it off before moving on.
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Bacteria, mold and fungus like to grow in moist environments. Keeping your countertops dry will help make them less appealing to microbes that can make your family sick. Clean your countertops regularly, but take the extra precaution of drying them with a clean cloth after a soap and water wash. Between cleanings, wipe down areas on your countertops and around your sink where steam settles or condensation accumulates.


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