TV remote transferring germs doesn’t that sound awkward, believe me you will be persuaded after reading through this article.

Most times when we are asked the sources of germs in the house, our mind quickly goes to the toilet, unwashed dishes and many other utensils. We find it surprising that the TV remote is a germ carrying agent.

But if we are to be truthful to ourselves, the TV remote have visited a lot of places in the houses than ever our sleepers.



That’s right—your remote control is probably a major germ hub. The device you use to change channels most likely comes into contact with several different hands in one day. The remote falls on the floor, bounces around the couch, and collects dust behind your TV.

If you add the fact that when you eat in front of the TV you’re touching the remote with your dirty, sticky hands, your remote becomes a major germ hub in your house. Also, if you consider that your remote has probably been sneezed on, touched with semi-clean hands, stepped on, then you will know how much your remote could be responsible for you falling sick.

Another contributing factor is the fact that the gadget gets dirty often and doesn’t get cleaned as often. When was the last time you cleaned your TV remote, if ever? If you did, you probably noticed that getting it truly clean was no small feat.

TV remotes are full of little nooks and crannies around the buttons, making cleaning them a challenge. With all the dirt it harbours, a single push of a button could be all it takes to catch a cold from a TV remote.

And that’s just in your home. You may want to be even more careful when you travel because TV remotes are one of the dirtiest items in hotel rooms. You know nothing about the cleanliness habits of the previous hotel guests, and probably don’t want to find out the hard way by getting sick.

Before you panic, however, know that the problem is something that can be easily fixed by simply cleaning the device frequently especially if it’s in your home. As for hotels, you might just want to avoid touching the remote altogether.

Well, now that you know, I guess one of the culprit of germs in the house will be apprehended…… Happy living


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