Have you ever walked into an unclean and smelly bathroom? You probably felt like using the bathroom would leave you covered in germs. If you felt that way, then you were right. An unclean bathroom is susceptible to different types of disease-causing agents. Here are three important reasons to keep your bathroom squeaky clean at all times.
A clean bathroom for a healthy family
Cleaning your bathroom is more than just about having an organized and fresh-smelling space. Ensuring that your bathroom is clean at all times can help keep your family healthy.
If you don’t clean your bathroom, it will become home to lots of bacteria and viruses that cause diseases. Fortunately, cleaning your bathroom is not too difficult. This is a task that can take less than half an hour of your day. You only need a few minutes to wipe down surfaces and a few more to clean the toilet and behind it.
To kill the harmful microorganisms in your bathroom, you need to use bacteria-killing solutions like vinegar and bleach. You must focus on areas like the toilet, sink, and faucets.
The most common pathogens found in bathrooms include stomach viruses like Norovirus and bacteria like E. Coli and salmonella. All these pathogens can cause serious stomach upset, plus a host of other health problems.
Avoid bad smells
One of the signs of an unclean bathroom is a bad smell. There’s no getting around this point. You need to clean your bathroom every day to avoid bad smells.
There are several things that cause bad smells in bathrooms. In most instances, it will just be the high moisture content. People tend to store wet items in the bathroom. Apart from that, some people also store laundry there. Sooner or later, the laundry will start smelling musty and dirty. This is why you need to do your laundry regularly as well.
Also, if you have a clogged drain, this can cause household wastewater to backup, trapping nasty smells that spread through your home and make your living space uncomfortable.
Sewer line problems can be a reason for bad smell too. To get rid of them, you can pour baking soda down the drain, leave it for about 10 minutes, and then pour one cup of vinegar. One of the reasons causing plumbing issues is the wipes that snag on any imperfection in sewer pipes and create a mass that will grow to plug. Avoid flushing disposable wipes even if you use so-called biodegradable flushable wet wipes or toilet papers.
If you don’t have time to clean your bathroom or do your laundry, you can find house cleaning services around you. However, before you hire, you need to go through reviews and ensure that you are hiring a reputable company that will deliver good services.
Mold can become a serious issue if you don’t clean your bathroom regularly. You need to ensure that your bathroom is clean and dry at all times.
You also need to ensure that there is enough airflow in your bathroom. This can be a bit tricky because of the current trend of sealing up homes to make them more energy-efficient. You must avoid sealing up your bathroom to the extent that there is no airflow.
A good way to let air in is to open your windows during the day. This will get rid of the problem of moisture buildup and it will help you prevent mold.
Remember mold thrives in warm and damp spaces and can quickly spread to other parts of your home. It’s essential to avoid mold since it’s associated with several health risks, particularly for members of your family who suffer from respiratory issues. Allergens in the home can also be toxic.
A few last words on keeping your bathroom clean
These are some of the benefits of cleaning your bathroom. This is one of the most frequently used rooms in any home, and it’s crucial to ensure that it’s clean at all times.
If you don’t clean your bathroom regularly, it can end up making your whole family sick. There are lots of disease-causing bacteria that can make your bathroom their home if you are not careful.
6 thoughts on “3 reasons to keep your bathroom clean”
As you pointed out, remaining healthy is the main reason to keep bathrooms clean.
Indeed. Thanks Peggy. I read your hub about carrots today and marveled at how many different ways of using carrots there are!
Cleaning is therapeutic for me. Having things clean is even better!
There’s something so satisfying about looking out at a clean room!
All very good points, Christy. Clean bathrooms are very important for good health.
Yes, and since the pandemic started I’ve definitely been sanitizing and doing an overall clean of the house more.