How Often Should I Clean my Bathroom?

April 4, 2019


Every household has its own rules and standards when it comes to cleaning. Some people clean up right after making dinner, while other folks are firm believers in the magic of letting dishes soak. It all depends on what you're comfortable with, but science has given us a working timeline you should stick to when cleaning your bathroom if you want to prevent illness and bacteria.

Daily Disinfectant

That's right. You'll want to disinfect your sinks daily. Fecal matter, food bacteria (like E.coli and salmonella) and plenty of other germs that run off your hands when you wash them contaminate your home’s sinks every day. Stay on the safe side and wipe down your sinks with some disinfectant wipes once a day.

Give Your Bathroom a Full Rundown Once a Week

Bacteria thrives in humid, moist places. Most bathrooms have a higher humidity level than other parts of the house, and if your home has poor ventilation, you might have even more bacteria on your toilet, in your shower and on the floor than most.

Fecal matter and its bacteria, E.coli, can spray as far as six feet from the toilet when you flush. It also runs into the sink when you wash your hands after using the restroom. Thoroughly scrub your sinks, toilets, tubs and showers once a week at the least.

Keep Your House Clean With Routine Maintenance

Your humidity levels, air quality and pipes all play a part in your home's overall cleanliness. Annual tune-ups and some simple upgrades can cut down on harmful contaminants and reduce the likelihood of bacteria and mold growth throughout your home.

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044.



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