Ban­ish­ing house­hold germs

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - NEWS -

Itʼs no se­cret that when it comes to favourite house­hold chores, clean­ing the toi­let is usu­ally at the bot­tom of the list. In fact, a re­cent sur­vey con­ducted by Dec­ima Re­search Inc. found that one in five Cana­di­ans dis­like clean­ing the toi­let be­cause of the time and ef­fort re­quired, not to men­tion the germs.

It can be easy to ne­glect house­hold du­ties that are tax­ing and time-con­sum­ing, but thereʼs no ques­tion that keep­ing the bath­room clean and germ-free is a must. The good news is, a few sim­ple steps can go a long way to­wards ban­ish­ing harm­ful house­hold bac­te­ria:

• Close the lid of the toi­let be­fore flush­ing to help pre­vent germs from be­ing sprayed on to nearby sur­faces

• Clean bath­room sur­faces on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, es­pe­cially the toi­let seat and han­dle, even when they donʼt look dirty

• Re­place sponges once ev­ery six weeks and en­sure that those that are used in the bath­room stay in the bath­room to pre­vent the spread of bac­te­ria

• Keep the bath­room dry and ven­ti­lated to re­duce the chance of bac­te­rial growth

• Most im­por­tantly, pick a clean­ing tool spe­cially de­signed to make clean­ing easy and germ-free. Many man­u­fac­tur­ers of house­hold prod­ucts have even de­vel­oped so­lu­tions that are tar­geted to spe­cific ar­eas of the home or bath­room, such as Scotch-Brite Dis­pos­able Toi­let Bowl Scrub­bers made by 3M.

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