As one of the most used rooms in the house, you probably think you’re pretty safe in your bathroom. But there are few things that go unnoticed that might be making you ill. Here are some things you want to look out for…
Bathrooms are susceptible to mould for obvious reasons; you can find it in between tiles, caulk, on the shower curtains, or on the wall and ceiling in severe cases. You don’t necessarily have to see the mould for it to be there or for it to affect you. When water has seeped into a wall cavity because the caulk has become puckered or shrunken, it can cause serious damage behind the tiles – not to mention the effect that the mould could have on you.
The easiest thing for you to do is to act fast to any broken tiles – replace them or fix them as soon as you can. Secondly, don’t let the moisture in your bathroom build up as this will only lead to more mould; your bathroom should be appropriately ventilated which will help this.
It’s so important that you disinfect your bathroom regularly and efficiently. It’s a particular room in your house where germs and viruses can flourish and quickly spread from person to person. And when we say ‘efficiently’, we mean efficiently! That means disinfecting every single surface in your bathroom on a regular basis.
Don’t go forgetting about the taps, door knobs and light switches either. They are something that everyone touches on their way in and out of the bathroom, and are great places for those germs to hide.
We’ve all seen those little black dots that form at the bottom of your shower curtain and work their way up. This is mould and is a result of the soapy moisture trapped in the shower curtain; this is why you find the black dots of mould to be denser at the bottom of the curtain where it gathers in the bathtub.
Getting rid of these is simple, either remove them using cleaning products or popping the curtain in the washing machine (if it is the right material), or buying a mould-resistant shower curtain made out of washable nylon or polyester.
Not closing the toilet lid when you flush could be making you ill too. You’ll be surprised to hear that studies done have proven that droplets of water – as miniscule or as invisible as they may be to you – can travel up to six foot away from the toilet. By keeping the lid closed, you’ll help to prevent any germs from making their way across the bathroom and beyond!
We understand that not many people will wash their towels after every single use, but you do have to be careful with what you do with the towels after you’ve used them. Hanging them up on a hook on the back of the door or scrumpled up on the side is NOT hygienic.
Doing this won’t do you any favours at all – not only will you then have to dry yourself with a semi-wet towel next time you use it, but the moisture trapped between the folds can cause mildew and bacteria growth. Hang them spread out across a towel bar or even better, a heated towel bar.
It’s not only the things that you’re not cleaning properly that could make you ill – it could also be what you’re cleaning those things with. Using the wrong cleaning materials could do you harm too. It’s important to make sure that you’re using the right cleaner and the right brushes or scrubbers.
The cleaners to use shouldn’t be too harsh as this could irritate your skin and potentially your lungs too. Steer clear of the cleansers that use ammonia or chlorine – and never, ever mix them! When it comes to the utensils that you use, ensure that they are used for the bathroom and the bathroom only. Don’t go bringing the kitchen’s dish scrubber in because you can’t find another one.
Make the job a lot easier for yourself and keep on top of your bathroom by cleaning it on a daily basis. Have a microfiber cloth handy at all times so you can quickly wipe down the sink, bath or other surfaces before the dirt or bacteria can build up too much.
By simply adding it to your daily routine – just like you’d tidy the kitchen – you may see a real difference in the appearance of your bathroom by the time it comes round to that spring clean, and you will reduce any health risks from those nasty bathroom bugs and bacteria.
It’s a good idea to have a professional clean every so often to make sure it’s all in tip top shape. At SCS Cleaning Services, we will provide you with a deep clean, using all the very best equipment to provide you with the very best and most efficient cleaning service, all for a very good price.
If you’d like to find out more about our cleaning services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.