Our trash bins constantly contain contaminated waste products like rotten food, food scraps, discarded food containers, used paper towels, tissues and more. And to think that these are simply the items we ourselves actually put into our bins. Let’s not forget that our garbage bins become filled with bacteria, germs, insects, rodents, and other vermin. These creatures thrive in this sort of dirty, germ-filled environment — an environment that could potentially make you and your family sick. Besides the obvious risks, we can’t overlook the horrible smells or unsightly appearance of dirty trash bins. In case it’s not already clear why, here are the top reasons to have your trash bins cleaned regularly.
Appearance Of Our Trash Bins
We spend so much time and money on other aspects of our home like the lawn, siding, roof, and landscaping. Why would you overlook something like your trash bins? All of these items increase the curb appeal of our living space — our trash bins included. It only makes sense that we’d want to keep something as visible as trash bins looking presentable. Plus, when your bins look and smell clean, you won’t be as hesitant moving them back and forth on trash days.
Germ and Bacteria Elimination Inside Our Waste Bins
Believe it or not, your trash bins are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Things like Listeria, Salmonella, and E-Coli are just a few of the many issues you can face when handling trash and recycling bins. Sanitizing your trash bins can kill these type of germs, helping to protect you and your family from disease and sickness.
Animals are quickly and easily attracted to food scraps and food containers placed inside your trash bins. Raccoons, rodents, bears, opossums, and other wildlife will typically rummage through your bins leaving an even bigger mess than you bargained for. When your bins are regularly cleaned, you’ll greatly reduce the possibility of attracting wildlife onto your property.
Maggot and Fly Elimination From Within Our Garbage Bins
Flies are attracted to all sorts of trash, especially in the warmer weather. Worse than that, flies will quickly breed in these locations. The result will be trash bins filled with maggots. Left unchecked, the maggots will quickly hatch into more flies. From there, the problem will continue to grow creating a situation where we won’t even want to take out the trash because we won’t want to go near the bins.
Odor Elimination From Our Trash Bins
The trash we place in our bins naturally creates an odor. Hence, the reason we take out the trash. Rotting food, used paper towels, wipes, and diapers, are just a few of the many items we throw out everyday. Is it any wonder our trash bins smell the way they do? Plus, this odor intensifies as trash sits waiting to be picked up by your local service — especially in warmer weather. If your trash bins aren’t cleaned regularly, the smell remains and gets worse as it becomes layered with more odors each week.
Cleaning your trash bins is important to the safety of you and your family. When done properly, the cleaning and sanitizing process can help eliminate these health and cosmetic issues. If you live in Ankeny, Carroll, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, or West Des Moines, Iowa, call 515.537.8995 or schedule your Iowa trash bin cleaning services online today.