Do you really know what germs are lurking in your bath? How often do you honestly clean your shower? And do you really scrub your toilet as thoroughly as you should? Bathrooms are the most common areas in the home for germs and the likes of Salmonella, Paratuberculosis and Staphylococcus Aureus are the kind of nasties which are often found in household bathrooms and the kind of germs which can cause serious illnesses.
Not many of us enjoy scrubbing the bathroom floor or spending our time trying to remove scum from the bathtub, but cleaning the bathroom is essential to keeping these germs to a minimum.
To find out whether households are cleaning as much as they should be, we surveyed a number of people and asked them how often they clean their bathrooms, including their toilets, showers, sinks and towels and found that 10% of people only clean their bathrooms once a month, while 14% are keeping on top of their cleaning by carrying out the task more than once a week.
We also found how often men and women clean the bathroom, with 52% of females making it a priority once a week compared to only 34% of males.
So how do we combat these unwanted germs and keep illnesses at bay? Regular cleaning is the most effective way of preventing illness causing germs, along with using the correct cleaning products for the task in hand and paying attention to detail when cleaning areas of the bathroom, including all those nooks and crannies! Spot cleaning is also recommended. If you notice any spillages or dirt you should clean this asap as well as disposing of cleaning sponges on a regular basis to prevent the spreading of germs.