Although this is the room where we conduct our hygiene habits, the bathroom is undoubtedly one of the most contaminating environments in the home, for reasons such as lack of attention during the cleaning of the room, but also bad habits which help bacteria multiply in the room as the lack of maintenance against humidity in the room.
There are several wrong attitudes which you can commit everyday and without wanting collaborate on the proliferation of microorganisms in your bathroom.
1. Do not pay attention to ventilation
It is essential not to leave the bathroom closed and keep it ventilated for as long as possible, especially after bathing, as humidity and steam trapped in the walls and ceiling promote mould. I always air the shower after taking a shower for at least 10 minutes even if the Vmc is running at the same time.
Therefore, keep doors and windows always open to allow good air circulation.
2. Do not hang towels on hooks
To prevent the growth of mould and bacteria, avoid hanging towels in hooks: the goal is to extend them on a horizontal towel rail or hang them on the towel warmer.
The purpose is to prevent moisture and traces of soap from getting trapped between the folds of the towels.
Another solution is to extend them on a clothesline shortly after showering.
3. The toilet lid
Closing the toilet lid when flushing is simply essential to prevent the proliferation of bacteria in the room. These can contaminate all elements around up to 6 meters and those for two hours.
4. Store toothbrushes in closed cabinets
Although many believe that keeping the toothbrush in the cabinet will help and prevent contamination, be aware that this attitude can also promote bacterial growth, because bristles may have more difficulty drying between brushes.
In this case, it is also recommended to always keep the brushes in an upright position and prevent them from coming into contact with other brushes, in order to avoid cross-contamination.
I bought toothbrush protectors to prevent germs from gathering together.
5. Leave the makeup on the sink
In addition to ruining all the quality of makeup, the humidity of the bathroom can expose it totally to the proliferation of bacteria. Therefore, the ideal is to keep these beauty items away from the bathroom and store them inside the storage boxes.
6. Do not change sponges regularly
By collecting soap and water, sponges left inside the bathroom are one of the favorite places for bacteria. To avoid this problem, be sure to change your sponge at most once a month. You can also wash them after each use and dry them well.
7. Do not wash shower curtain
If you don’t have a shower or a bathtub with a glass separator option, you have curtains at home: know that it’s a real bacteria nest.
However, in this case, the problem can be easily solved by simply placing them in the washing machine and letting them dry completely on the clothesline.
8.Use soap bars
Most soap bars do not have a bactericidal or disinfectant action (except those produced for this purpose), that is, they clean, but do not destroy germs.
In this spirit, the best option is always to use liquid soaps to avoid the transmission of bacteria between people and prevent the appearance of residues on the soap and on the soap holder.
9.Do not throw away frequently
Bathroom waste must be emptied daily to prevent bacteria from entering the air and the environment from giving off an odor. Empty the trash the bathroom every two days.