Bathroom is the place of paradox of every home. On the one hand, it is the place where you take care of your personal hygiene – you shower, bathe, brush teeth, shave, wash hands, etc. On the other hand, the bathroom is the place where most bacteria are likely to appear, as well as mould and other potentially harmful things. That’s why it is important to take care of the hygiene of the bathroom just like you do for your own, or maybe even better. So, here are a few tips and ideas on how to do make bathroom cleaning easier.
1. The bathroom needs to be cleaned at least once a week (even more if your family is bigger). Bacteria could be anywhere – not just the sewer. They can be around the toilet dish, the bathroom sink or the tub, on the shower curtain and between the tiles, even in the toilet paper and the shower handset. Quite often bacteria are the reason for the bad smell in the room, which will not go away with a few air fresheners. So, instead of hiding the dirty face of your bathroom, deal with it – clean it regularly and to perfection.
2. Get the bacteria out of your shower. The morning shower in a combination with a cup of strong coffee guarantees you a strong start of the day. But did you know that the shower provides perfect conditions for bacteria to grow? These bacteria will fall down on you the second you run the water and will get in the air. This way you will inhale them even after the water has stopped. The shower bacteria are almost 100 times more than the bacteria in the water. Good news is that people with strong immune system are less likely to be affected. However, if you are sick, pregnant or too old you might be at some risk. The symptoms of problems caused by shower bacteria can vary from coughing to tiredness.
3. In order to reduce the number of bacteria in your bathroom, change the plastic shower handset with a metal one. It might be a good idea to soak the shower head in a bucket of water and vinegar for a few hours or even overnight. Scrub the holes of it with a toothbrush or with a needle. Run a strong stream of hot water regularly to get rid of the dirtiness and always dry the shower after using it. In case you cannot move your shower head around, put hot vinegar in a plastic bag and tie it on the head of the shower. Leave it on for a few hours, and then run the hot water and dry.