What grows on the doorknobs in your home?

What grows on the doorknobs in your home?

Here’s some interesting trivia: Viruses can thrive on a hard, non-porous surface such as a door handle for up to 24 hours. Bacteria, such as Salmonella and MRSA, have all been found to last weeks and even months on these types of surfaces. Doorknobs don’t dry by...
UV lights illuminating bacteria in a kitchen: What would we see?

UV lights illuminating bacteria in a kitchen: What would we see?

We’ve all seen those reality TV shows that feature UV lights as evidence. You know the drill: Two hazmat-suited agents with a blacklight will enter a hotel room, turn off the lights, turn on their blacklight and gasp. The camera pivots to the floor, and we see a large...
Cleaning the Dirtiest Surfaces of Your Airbnb Between Uses

Cleaning the Dirtiest Surfaces of Your Airbnb Between Uses

Here’s a scenario: It’s 11 a.m. on Sunday. You know your last guest just checked out of the cute Airbnb you manage. Check-in is at 3 p.m., which means that you have four hours (at most) to get into your Airbnb, clean it thoroughly and get it ready for your next guest....