Good hygiene has to play a dominant role in your daily routine so much that it becomes second nature. It should be at the forefront when bathing, brushing your teeth, washing your hands after close contact with unhygienic items, and even going for periodic check-ups at the doctor and dentist.
It shouldn’t stop with you either. To help your loved ones stay safe and healthy, you can show them the do’s and don’ts and be certain that they are following a good personal regimen.
The bathroom is one of the most germ-infested areas in any home, and consequently, requires lots of special attention. Poor bathroom hygiene is hazardous to your health, and can be avoided with the right amount of conscious effort.
For instance, did you know that aerosol is discharged whenever you flush your toilet? It forms vapour made up of minuscule water droplets from your toilet. The cloud wafts around the room and ruptures after a while – depositing the bacteria held
in it on all available surfaces. This is one subtle improvement you can make to eliminate the presence of germs in your bathroom. Read on to see the solution.
How can you make your Bathroom a Sanitary and Germ-free Space?
Close the toilet lid before flushing
Now that you have information about water droplets from your toilet spreading around the room , you can only imagine the surfaces and items these droplets could settle on.
The solution is to close the toilet lid before flushing, that way you can prevent faecal matter or toilet-water being sprayed into the air.
Keep your toothbrush away from the toilet
You should try to keep your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible. It is a common misconception to think the sink is a safe spot to keep your toothbrush. Keeping it in the sink, however, makes it vulnerable to splashes of unclean water when you wash your hands.
Instead, you can install a brush holder on the wall, away from the toilet. You should also note that switching out your toothbrush every few months (3-4 months preferably) is one of the best ways to improve your dental health.
Never keep care items out in the open
Still on the widespread effects of toilet-water droplets, put all your self-care items in a bathroom cabinet or plastic bag. If you have medication or make-up tools in the bathroom, keep them off the countertops to ensure they remain clean and dry.
Clean items and replace when necessary
Form a habit of washing items like your towel regularly, particularly if you hang them up in the bathroom. Your towel holds an abundance of anal and urinary discharges, parasites, bacteria, and even dead skin cells. Those minuscule bacteria grow steadily when the towel is not in use.
To avoid such a situation, you should replace or wash your brushes, towels, and other items at least once a week. You can even apply a 3-day rule when it comes to towels. Soap containers should also be dried off and not just cleaned.
Wash your hands!
Sure, you have heard it all before, but it is worth repeating. Washing your hands is a must after visiting the toilet. Another important message is to take your time and wash your hands properly.
To rid your hands of germs and bacteria, you need to spend a minimum of 20 seconds washing them. Soak your hands in lukewarm or cold water then apply soap. Scrub for 20 seconds , cleaning the webbing between your fingers and underneath your fingernails before you rinse. Finally, wipe your hands with a dry clean towel. All done!
Try not to walk barefoot
Walking barefoot on the bathroom floor is not only unhygienic, but you also run the risk of suffering a bad fall. A pair of bath slippers can help you keep a firm footing and prevent toenail fungal viruses and athlete’s foot.
It is essential that you avoid walking barefoot, particularly when using a communal bathroom.
Never clean your bathroom with toxic materials
Several substances in cleaning materials have been associated with cancer, allergies, and even birth deformities. Chemicals are useful , but they require lots of caution and knowledge in their application.
Don’t turn your bathroom into a climate-controlled space
Moisture and heat collaborate to make the bathroom a prime location for the growth of bacteria. When towels or other items get moist from the vapour from the shower or even a wet floor rag, make sure to dry them.
That means that your towels need to go on the heater and your toothbrush and sponge should not be put in cases when they are still wet. The only way to fight off bacteria is to keep them clean and dry..
There are tons of bacteria present in the bathroom. You need to ditch the mind-set of thinking everything in your house is clean. There is always room for improvement and areas that need special attention.
Having these points in mind will help you remove bacteria from your space and also improve your personal hygiene. If you have questions about a health practice, always ask a licensed physician for guidance.
It is vital that you try not to disregard the small things; they are often heralds of far bigger issues which can build up over time.