Although most people think of bathrooms as the most germ-ridden spots in the house, findings indicate the kitchen is the biggest area of concern. Experts advise that counter tops should be cleaned and thoroughly sanitized on a regular basis. Cleaning sponges and cloths, which support the growth of pathogens, is absolutely imperative to preventing illness and the spread of germs. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, illness from contaminated food, and food-poisoning is less likely in kitchens that have been properly cleaned and sanitized. The kitchen is a prime area for germs because of the many crevices that can hold water or splatters of food. However, we still must see the importance of paying attention to the bathroom as well. The toilet and flush and faucet handles are easily contaminated with potential dangerous germs and need to be disinfected. These are a major focus of environmental cleaning in hospitals and they need to be in the home. Having clean water is the irreplaceable foundational element necessary for achieving a clean home. Without it, the home will not be truly clean.