Since Covid-19 burst onto the scene most people did not think about the amount of bacteria and viruses we are exposed to on a daily basis. Now that you have had a crash course in this topic how often do you think about bacteria and viruses? Well did you know your trash bin is a super grower for bacteria like listeria, salmonella, and E. coli? Your trash bin can carry over 40 million spores, increasing risk for illness and contamination. These bacteria are commonly found on foods like raw poultry and infected fruits and vegetables. You clean your kitchen, you clean your bathroom, why not clean your trash bins? Cleaning your trash cans with Bin Butlers will clean, sanitize and deodorize your bins and kill 99% of bacteria and viruses. We use patented steam heads that spin 360 degrees and produce high pressure water and steam at 230 degrees Fahrenheit.

Listeria is a food bacterium that commonly affect any person that ingests these bacteria, causing them to feel symptoms like fever, chills, headache, stiff neck, and even seizure like activity. It has even more dangerous ramifications for pregnant women, as it can cause life threatening complications to her unborn baby. Symptoms usually take 1-4 weeks to show, meaning the bacteria is slowly affecting your body without you knowing it. Stop the spread and risk, wash your counters, wash your hands, and clean your trash cans.

Salmonella is a common food bacterium as well. It can be found in foods like vegetables, meats, eggs, and even processed foods like frozen chicken. Salmonella poisoning affects millions of people yearly, even killing some. Salmonella can spread on surfaces that the infected foods touch. You then touch those surfaces, then you touch your human and animal babies. That’s right, you can transfer it to other humans or animals. Salmonella causes diarrhea, bloody stools, stomach cramps, and fever. These symptoms can last 4 or more days and can start as early as 6 hours after contamination. Though the symptoms seem mild, children under 5, pets, and older adults increasing risk for dehydration and hospitalization. Salmonella poisoning is increased during the summer months when people tend to leave food out. What does that mean for you? Make sure to clean your surfaces, wash your hands and clean your trash cans because more than you know, you touch that trash can and walk into your home touching doorknobs, pressing your garage door buttons, etc.

E. Coli is another quite common bacterium that can infect you and your loved ones. We have natural strains of e. Coli and usually does not affect our normal lives, but the variety strains that do, can make one sick with stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, like the other bacteria described above. Again, these bacteria can be found in infected foods, surfaces, and your hands. Touching and eating soiled objects increases your risk for contamination. We touch so many things throughout the day and we just don’t notice the increasing number of bacterial counts. Disinfect and wash!! Cleaning your trash bin needs to be taken seriously as it is a Petri dish for bacteria that can gravely infect your loved ones. You may not think you are spreading bacteria back into your home but one bacterium can multiply into thousands in the matter of hours. Stay healthy, call Bin Butlers and clean your trash bins.