Regular trash can cleaning not only keeps your cans smelling fresh, but it also helps to prevent the spread of bacteria to your home. This bacteria can expose you and your family to millions of harmful viruses, which can lead to illness.

To understand just how much bacteria can spread to your home if you aren’t regularly cleaning your can, let’s first begin by breaking down roughly how much trash you will throw away in your life. On average, each American will throw away approximately 600 times their body weight in trash in their lifetime! If you think about how much trash you’ll throw away, just imagine how much bacteria will quickly build up in your trash can!

You may be wondering, “How is bacteria transferred to my home if I’m not touching the inside of the trash can?” If you think of each time someone in your house takes the trash out and every time they touch the can to open it and toss the trash bag in, just think of how much bacteria is picked up in that simple task! Over time, after your trash can has been used multiple times without being cleaned, the bacteria will quickly build up.

This bacteria can bring E. Coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and more into your home just from someone simply touching the trash can, and transferring it along the way back into the house. Without having your cans properly cleaned on a regular basis, your family is at risk of infection!

How to Prevent the Spread of Bacteria to Your Home

The best thing to do is to schedule regular trash can cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing service. Simply hosing your can out will not eliminate bacteria, and certain cleaning chemicals you may use at home can be harmful to the environment.

Get Started with The CanMan Today!

Set up regular cleanings today! You can choose from a one-time cleaning, quarterly cleanings, or monthly cleanings. We recommend monthly cleanings to keep your cans smelling fresh and to prevent the spread of bacteria.