Germs lurk everywhere, and the deeper we get into winter, avoiding them can become more difficult. Luckily, we’ve got a few tips to save the day.
Person-to-person contact is a direct way to spread germs; indirect contact involves touching contaminated equipment or surfaces. It’s easy for germs and bacteria to spread around the home, work and play areas; therefore, it’s imperative we practise healthy habits to keep them at bay.
Well-known household brand, Domestos, shares a few tips on how to keep the bathroom area clean from common household infections such as E. coli, MRSA, and norovirus – also known as the winter vomiting bug.
1. Keep Mould And Mildew At Bay
These can trigger allergic reactions, so use bleach in the corners of the bath and shower, and in any other areas that are prone to mildew.
2. Let Air Flow
Leave the door open after every shower to allow for some airflow. This will help to dry out the shower quicker and slow down mould growth. Open windows too, and keep your bathroom fresh and airy.
3. Choose Liquid Soap
A bar of soap can easily become a home for germs, so choose a liquid soap when washing hands and a body wash when in the bath or shower.
4. If Someone’s Been Sick Or Had Diarrhoea
Make sure that you give your toilet a blast of multi-purpose thick bleach around the rim and anywhere else where hands frequently touch – such as taps and the toilet handle.
5. Avoid Blockages
Pour a multi-purpose thick bleach down plugholes and drains on a regular basis to prevent the build-up of residue in your pipes.
6. Use Separate Towels And Facecloths
If someone has an infection, wash their laundry separately to that of the rest of the family.