Germs In Bathroom

Germs and More Germs Everywhere! – Part 2

How to combat germs in your bathroom

Our bathroom is considered one of the most germ-infected parts of the house aside from the kitchen. Many kinds of germs lurk inside the sink, on towels and even on doorknobs. If left un cleaned over time, germs and bacteria can thrive and can be a contributing cause for illness and allergies. However, there are ways you can combat and get rid of these stubborn germs in your bathroom with these following tips.

Do not share hand and bath towels in the bathroom

One towel can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria if used by the entire family. Do not share your hand or bath towel with other family members as you can transmit germs to the other person. It is advisable to have different towels with different colors as well, to distinguish each person’s towel.

Do not share your toothbrush with family members

Sharing a toothbrush with other family members or placing the brushes together in close proximity with each other is another way germs can spread. Make sure each member has his/her own toothbrush placed at least 1 inch apart. In case you get sick, let’s say cold or flu, make sure to thoroughly clean your toothbrush with a one part bleach to three parts water soak since germs and bacteria can dwell on the bristles even after you have recovered.

Flush your toilet with the seat cover put down

Make it a habit to close the toilet seat cover when you flush so water vapor that may spew out of the toilet bowl will be contained inside and not spread anywhere else.

Always wash your hands after you use the toilet

Of course, after you flush the toilet make sure to wash your hands completely to avoid any transmission of germs to others. Do the same when you’re changing a diaper. Likewise, wash your hands when you get in contact with blood, vomit, saliva, body fluids or anything that can cause illness or allergies.

Clean your bathtub, countertops, sink, shower and toilet bowl

All these areas should be regularly cleaned in order to reduce the spreading of bacteria, fungi or virus. You should clean them at least 2x a week using a disinfectant that has a bleach component. As you take a bath in the tub, dead skin cells that settle inside the tub may be contaminated. Your toilet bowl is another area susceptible to the gathering of germs. Make a thorough scrub and deep clean using a disinfectant cleanser and let it stay for 10 minutes then rinse with soapy water. Thoroughly scrub your bathroom floors, walls, and solid surfaces to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

It is very important to practice personal hygiene from all family members. In this way, you can help avoid illness or sickness that may possibly arise because of germs and bacteria inside your bathroom.

How to combat germs in your bathroom

Our bathroom is considered one of the most germ-infected parts of the house aside from the kitchen. Many kinds of germs lurk inside the sink, on towels and even on doorknobs. If left un cleaned over time, germs and bacteria can thrive and can be a contributing cause for illness and allergies. However, there are ways you can combat and get rid of these stubborn germs in your bathroom with these following tips.

Do not share hand and bath towels in the bathroom

One towel can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria if used by the entire family. Do not share your hand or bath towel with other family members as you can transmit germs to the other person. It is advisable to have different towels with different colors as well, to distinguish each person’s towel.

Do not share your toothbrush with family members

Sharing a toothbrush with other family members or placing the brushes together in close proximity with each other is another way germs can spread. Make sure each member has his/her own toothbrush placed at least 1 inch apart. In case you get sick, let’s say cold or flu, make sure to thoroughly clean your toothbrush with a one part bleach to three parts water soak since germs and bacteria can dwell on the bristles even after you have recovered.

Flush your toilet with the seat cover put down

Make it a habit to close the toilet seat cover when you flush so water vapor that may spew out of the toilet bowl will be contained inside and not spread anywhere else.

Always wash your hands after you use the toilet

Of course, after you flush the toilet make sure to wash your hands completely to avoid any transmission of germs to others. Do the same when you’re changing a diaper. Likewise, wash your hands when you get in contact with blood, vomit, saliva, body fluids or anything that can cause illness or allergies.

Clean your bathtub, countertops, sink, shower and toilet bowl

All these areas should be regularly cleaned in order to reduce the spreading of bacteria, fungi or virus. You should clean them at least 2x a week using a disinfectant that has a bleach component. As you take a bath in the tub, dead skin cells that settle inside the tub may be contaminated. Your toilet bowl is another area susceptible to the gathering of germs. Make a thorough scrub and deep clean using a disinfectant cleanser and let it stay for 10 minutes then rinse with soapy water. Thoroughly scrub your bathroom floors, walls, and solid surfaces to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

It is very important to practice personal hygiene from all family members. In this way, you can help avoid illness or sickness that may possibly arise because of germs and bacteria inside your bathroom.

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