Germs – Who Needs Them?

Keep It Clean

Cleaning your bathroom is never the highlight of the week, although with all the foot traffic it is probably the most well used room in the house.

To make our hygiene challenge a little easier our good friends at Domestos have introduced a toilet cleaning system range, which not only eliminates germs but also keeps your toilet looking sparkly clean - maximum effect with minimal effort.

Germs are tiny one-celled organisms, or living things, that can cause disease. Germs are so small and sneaky that they creep into our bodies without being noticed. In fact, germs are so tiny that you need to use a microscope to see them; some are so small that they cannot be seen at all!  

It wasn’t until 1865 that science was able to prove that germs were the cause of disease, and it was Louis Pasteur who first stated the germ theory of disease as we know it. Today we recognize that the most dangerous enemies of mankind are germs.

You are never far away from these ‘nasties’ in your bathroom they live and breed everywhere.

To keep our little rooms as clean as possible here are a few tips:

Focus on the germ hotspots like the flush handles or toilet chain. The basin and bath taps, particularly if someone in your household is ill.

Pour bleach down your plugholes and drains on a regular basis – this will help prevent the build-up of residue in your pipes that can lead to blockages and nasty smells.

Mould and mildew can trigger allergic reactions, so keep them at bay use bleach spray.

Showers and baths need to be kept clean, so kill any germs that have taken up residence.

Avoid sharing towels and facecloths. If someone in the home has an infection, wash their laundry separately to that of the rest of the family.

Liquid soap should be used for hand washing because a bar of soap can more easily become a home for germs.

Hand washing is one of the most important ways of stopping germs spreading, as they can be transported on hands to places, surfaces and other people. When someone in the home is ill, make sure everyone washes their hands frequently using warm water and liquid soap, so they’re germ-free, and dry them thoroughly.

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Poppy Watt