In a Covid world, cleanliness in the household and general hygiene is at the top of the priority list nowadays. The world has changed and people’s attention to detail in these areas has significantly changed. This is not only in the outdoors but within people’s houses. There has been a large increase in household cleaning jobs as those out working simply do not have the time to give the cleaning the time and attention that it warrants. This also allows for the household to be cleaned generally to a much higher standard.
One of the rooms in the house that usually gets a lot of attention is the bathroom area. This is a breeding ground for germs and there is a big difference between “tidying” this area and “cleaning” that needs to be noted. Here are some of the top tips for you to consider in order to improve the cleanliness of your bathroom.
Within the shower, people will have all sorts of different products usually contained within it. This could be shampoo, conditioner or even appliances to shave. This area can get pretty dirty quickly without the user not even being aware of it. One of the most common cleanliness issues here (and one that sometimes does not get picked up very easily) is when drains clogged with hair becomes a problem. This is something that can happen easily, even if you are not shaving. Whilst washing your hair, there will be hairs naturally being removed here. Even although the quantity will be low, these can easily clog up the drain quite quickly and cause you some real problems. If this is contained at the top of the drain, then generally this will be easily removed, however, if this begins to build up and go down the pipe it could potentially block it. This could then cause an overflow in the shower compartment and a risk of flooding. Depending on how deep down this has penetrated, the blocked pipe could be one that is hard to unblock and may even need you to use specific tools to do this or call on a plumber. As a result, it is best to keep an eye on drains clogged with hair every time you are having a shower to make sure that a build up does not commence.
It is common in most bathrooms for people to have tiles. This could be wall tiles, or it could even be floor tiles. Due to there being a lot of water within the bathrooms and potential condensation then this is an even greater risk for dirt to collect itself on or between the tiles. Not only does this begin to look horrible within the bathroom you could get a collection of fungus or similar. As such, it is important to not forget about the importance of maintaining these and keeping them clean. Not only for the visibility of these but for the potential for a fungus to initiate and breed. There are simple sprays and lotions that you can purchase on the internet to help with this. If they get too bad and the dirt is embedded into the tiles, then you may even wish to consider changing these, but the key is to maintain them regularly to prevent this.
People have all sorts of different methods to clean their hands in the toilet. This can include the good old conventional way of using soap. Highly effective but depending on how you then store this it can cause a lot of mess. Remembering that mixing this with water will make it foam and then this can leave stains or dirt on whatever surface it is placed on. A really practical solution to this is to use a soap dispenser. There is a view that these are only used in public toilets, but this is not the case and it is becoming far more popular to use these in the house. You can get these online for a very reasonable price and these are automatic, therefore, there is no contact needed (adding to the hygiene factor and prevention of the spread of germs). The soap is also really easy to replace, and you can buy cartages online for these also. This is the future for soap use in bathrooms and we would not be surprised if these are contained in most bathrooms in the next few years!
You will find that most people will keep a toilet brush within their bathrooms, and this will be used to clean any dirt that is sometimes not cleaned by a normal flush. This is very common within the UK bathrooms but not as much in other countries. Although this is highly effective in getting rid of dirt within the pan, once it is placed back in its holder, it is effectively taking that dirt back to this location where it can pile up. Over time this could be pretty disgusting and really unhygienic. There are a few things you can do about this. The first is to make sure the brush is as clean as possible when placing this back in the holder. To do this you could actually flush the toilet and place the toilet brush underneath this and this will help clean the brush. The other thing to do is to make sure the holder is cleaned out and liquids used to clean it on a regular basis.
People use all sorts of toothbrushes nowadays with this marketplace continuously evolving promising the consumer the most effective brush to get rid of that plaque! Some people will stay with the conventional brushes whilst others may go for electric toothbrushes. Similar to the toilet brushes, the way these are stored and cleaned can be an issue. There are specific toothbrush holders on the market and people will use these to place them in or even hang them on. Other people may just store these on the sink. Remember the dirt and germs that are around within a bathroom and if this gets on your brush and you put it in your mouth! Bear this in mind when you are looking to store the brush. In addition to this, where it is stored (in a tub for example), this could end up being a place where dirt builds up and can spread. It is therefore important to ensure that this is cleaned out regularly.
Hopefully, some of the information above was insightful and made you think differently about not only how to make the bathroom a cleaner place but to actually prevent issues or the spread of germs in the first place. Although in the UK, Covid restrictions are easing and a level of normality may be returning, people’s views on the spread of germs have definitely changed and people are a lot more cautious and aware. The consideration of employing a cleaner is not a bad idea if it is something within your budget to do. If not, make sure that special attention is paid to the bathroom area and the above points are considered.