Here are 4simple ways to keep the bathroom germ-free:
Tip #1 Spray Away-Fill one spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide. Then, fill the other spray bottle with vinegar. Have your paper towels and baking soda handy. Put on your gloves. The cleaning rituals described below should be performed at least once per week, but preferably more often.Even when mold is not visible, it is still important to treat for it. You can do this easily by using your hydrogen peroxide spray bottle. Spray all around the cracks of the bathtub, shower, and sinks. Spray all around the cracks of the toilet and be sure to get behind it as well. The tiles in the bathtub and shower and any other tiles on the walls should also be sprayed down. Corners and crevices need a spraying, too. Once you are done spraying, let the peroxide soak in for about 15 minutes. Then, spray it again and wipe clean with a paper towel. Do not rinse it. Wiping instead of rinsing helps the peroxide disinfect for the mold-causing agents. If there is already mold damage, I suggest spraying the affected area with the peroxide spray bottle instead and leaving it on for 24 hours. Then, treat it using the other method described above. Instead of cleaning it once per week, if mold is visible, I suggest rotating the two methods every day. In other words, the first day should be the clean.
Tip #2 – Keep The Toilet Germ-Free
The toilet is arguably the place where you leave the dirtiest messes. After all, you are using it to get rid of your body’s waste. You certainly wouldn’t want that waste building up inside your body, so why would you want it building up inside your toilet and around your bathroom? First, you need to shut off the water in the toilet. Usually the shut-off valve is located directly behind the toilet. Once you have turned the valve off, flush the toilet. All of the water should go down. If not, flush it until it does. Now, lift the toilet seat. Spray your vinegar all over the inside of the toilet. You are choosing vinegar because its acedic properties break down food materials and also kill bacteria. Leave the vinegar there for 15 minutes. Next, spray your peroxide in the same area and wipe clean with paper towels. The paper towels will need to be disposed of right away. I recommend using a grocery bag to collect all your paper towels from the bathroom. Then, when you are finished with the whole process, take the grocery bag to your dumpster or outdoor trash can. Turn the water back on nd flush the toilet.Another important factor to remember with the toilet is that every time it is flushed, the unseen germs float into the air, settling on all the other surfaces, even those that are five to seven feet away. To help prevent this, always flush the toilet with the lid down.
Tip #3 – Keep Floors Disinfected and Throw Rugs Clean– Bacteria thrives in dirty and wet environments. To help prevent this, your floors need to be clean at all times and your throw rugs also need to be kept clean. Sometimes the throw rugs don’t get washed as often as necessary because people simply forget about them. All rugs that are kept on the bathroom floor should be cleaned at least once per week. The best kind to use are ones which can be placed in the washing machine. Use the hot setting and 2 cups of vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to wash the rugs. If you like it to be scented, you can also use your favorite laundry detergent, but, otherwise, laundry detergent is not needed. The vinegar and baking soda will do the job. The vinegar acts as a cleanser, disinfectant, and fabric softener. The baking soda acts as a cleanser and fabric softener. Liquid fabric softener is not recommended because it will sometimes ruin the fibers in rugs. You may need to use the gentle cycle cycle, depending on your rugs. If the rug has backing, you may or may not be able to use the washer. Most rugs cannot be placed in the dryer, so they will need to air dry either outside or in, being careful to allow for plenty of air circulation to prevent mold from forming on the wet areas.
Tip #4 – Keep Sinks/Tubs/Showers Clean-Since these are the areas you will use to keep yourself clean, you need to keep these areas as clean as possible. For this job, you will use the vinegar spray bottle. Plug the drains and spray away.
These tips should keep your bathroom germ free.