It is no secret that the bathroom is one of the germiest places in the home. Bathrooms are usually warmer and damper than other areas of the house, making them a great breading place for bacteria, mold, and mildew. But which spots in the bathroom are the most prone to the growth of germs? We list out the dirtiest places in home bathrooms and what you can do to keep your bathroom as germ-free as possible.
Shower curtains are infested with bacteria and mold because they tend to be damp for a substantial portion of the day. Experts recommend cleaning your shower curtain weekly with a disinfectant or bleach spray, and replacing it every six months. At Walnut Valley Glass, we recommend that property owners have glass shower doors installed in their bathrooms; they are easier to clean and can eliminate many of the germs in your bathroom.
The bathtub is another area that tends to be loaded with bacteria. The tub is often wet, providing the germs and bacteria that you wash off of the body with a place to grow. Scrubbing the tub once a week with a strong cleaning solution, thoroughly rinsing the tub, then drying it will reduce the amount of germs in the bathroom.
People handle the toilet flusher before they wash their hands. Cleaning the flusher handle with disinfectant wipes once or twice a week will go a long way toward keeping your bathroom clean.
Sink Faucet and Handles
Again, people touch sink faucets and handles before they wash their hands, so these areas can contain dangerous bacteria. Wipe down the sink area and handles once or twice a week to keep bacteria at bay.
Light Switches and Cabinet Knobs
Many homeowners do not regularly clean light switches and cabinet knobs, even those these things are used daily by everyone in the house. Next time you clean your bathroom, pay special attention to these areas; and remember, light switches, knobs, and handles should be cleaned more frequently if someone in the house is sick.
Reducing Toilet Flushing Off Spray
Numerous studies have shown that toilet flushing off spray allows the content of your toilet to contaminate anything surface of your bathroom, including the walls, your towels, and your toothbrush. Try to get in the habit of closing the toilet lid after you flush to prevent germs from spreading throughout your bathroom.