Hygiene is essential to get right. Of course, you’re likely a clean family and pay attention to keeping your home space fresh from grime and disorganization. This post will not consider labelling you as someone incapable of taking care of your home as some others may fall into. Instead, we wish to help you stay on top of arguably one of the hardest rooms in the house to keep absolutely perfectly clean – the bathroom.
Not only is this room often attended for a variety of reasons, but the continual moisture in this environment can lead to issues such as damp appearing if the area is not well ventilated. Improving the hygiene of your bathrooms could also be worthwhile if any of your family suffers from a respiratory or skin sensitivity that might need care and attention. Sometimes, even recent construction and decorative efforts can throw off the natural comfort of the room, and thus we might need to turn our attention to this area once again. Let us consider:
Ventilation is a big one. It’s essential to crack a window open after a shower or bath is taken, ideally one with a catch lock. An extractor fan is also essential if in a lavatory without a window, which is possible if on the bottom floor or in an odd area of the house. Downstairs bathrooms also usually require more privacy, which means a curtain or set of blinds, and that can also block the prevention of airflow. Not only is a poorly ventilated bathroom oppressive, but a warm, continually damp area is a perfect place for bacteria to thrive. This means ventilation is essential to keep the room conditions as neutral as possible, and for the warm air to escape each day.
It can be extremely worthwhile to adopt post-shower or bath care, and especially to train each of your family members to exercise this (if of appropriate age). For example, spraying down the glass divider for your shower unit with disinfectant can be worthwhile an hour after showering, or in a wet room ensuring a floor squeegee can help brush the water down the drain will generally help your bathroom seem more light and refreshing after someone takes a shower. Also, implementing bathroom walls panels can be much easier to clean and can truly waterproof your shower unit, so the moisture only travels where intended. It’s this that can often have the most positive impact in the long term, as a million tiny efforts can often lead the weekly deep cleans to be much easier to conduct.
Giving your bathroom towels room to dry and to separate from the others in the family can help them avoid staying perpetually damp, again preventing bacteria from growing. A radiator grill with several layers can help towel placement stay divided and dry much more quickly after use. After all, there’s nothing like drying with a warm, comfortable and clean towel every morning.
With these simple applications, you’re sure to improve the hygiene of your bathrooms to a diamond standard.
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