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Here Are Tips For Tackling Hidden Household Grime

Playing Here Are Tips For Tackling Hidden Household Grime

Could your house be hiding a nasty mess?

INSIDE EDITION took Good Housekeeping’s Meaghan Murphy and Carolyn Forte to a number of New Jersey homes for their expert advice.

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The two cleanliness experts say a nasty mess can be found even in the cleanest homes.

Heather Hopkins' home looked spotless until the experts got to the refrigerator. Underneath the appliance, they pulled out the condensation pan to find a disgusting scene -- it was filled with black guck. The experts say you should clean the condensation pan once a month.

In the laundry room, there was a moldy build-up inside the washing machine.

Murphy suggested taking a "toothbrush with bleach and scrub, scrub, scrub."

The experts say always leave the washing machine lid open so it can dry out.

At a second New Jersey home, the team went right to the laundry room and discovered another “grime scene.” They found gunk and old clothes when they pulled back the gasket of the washing machine. 

“This is a problem for moms when you are doing so much laundry, the machine just doesn't have a chance to dry properly and you wind up with yuk,” Murphy said.

The problem can be fixed by scrubbing with bleach on a toothbrush.

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In the bathroom, bathtub mats can get filled with mold. The experts suggest clean regularly.

If children have bath toys, they can be filled with mold and grime.

Children put the toys in their mouths but according to Murphy, “It's a gross-out factor, are people going to die from this? No. But is that really disgusting? Yes.”

Here are other useful tips from the folks at Good Housekeeping that can make your home a cleaner environment.

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