Coronavirus – Top Bathroom Cleaning Tips
Top bathroom cleaning tips
Bathroom cleanliness is important at all times, but even more necessary in light of the current Coronavirus outbreak. Taking precautions and incorporating actions that minimise the spread of the virus into our daily routines has become highly important. The bathroom is used multiple times a day by all family members so keeping it sanitary is essential.
NHS England’s* bathroom advice should you have to self-isolate is as follows:
- Clean toilets and bathrooms regularly.
- You can use your usual household products, like detergents and bleach. They will be effective at getting rid of the virus on hard surfaces.
- Think about a bathroom rota if a separate bathroom is not available, with the isolated person using the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom themselves.
- Use separate towels from anyone else in the household.
- Ensure that you clean frequently touched surfaces like door handles and handrails.
- Personal waste, such as disposable tissues and disposable cleaning cloths should be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.
What else can I do?
- Wipe down surfaces at least twice a day or after every use – think of items that are used frequently on a daily basis, such as window handles, taps, shower heads, light pulls and light switches.
- Machine wash your shower curtain – Most fabric curtains are machine washable so make it a habit to wash this regularly. Choosing an option which has an anti-microbial treatment helps reduce the spread of germs and bacteria.
- Wash and alternate your bath and shower mats – Most vinyl mats are hand-washable and treated with an anti-microbial coating. Hand washing your mat is essential and should be done daily. If using cotton or cushioned mats, machine wash and limit to one person if need be. Alternately, pack your mats away and place a towel on the floor, which can be easily washed.
- Keep toilets disinfected – clean the toilet seat daily using a disinfectant. In addition wipe down toilet roll holders and toilet brush handles.
- Keep cleaning products close to hand – Ideally keep a caddy full of wipes, sprays, cloths and bleach close to hand to encourage regular cleaning.
- Handwashing is essential – Using soap dispensers is a good way of measuring the ideal amount of product needed to optimise your hand washing. Remember to wipe them down regularly and also follow the advice from NHS England on ways to correctly wash your hands which can be found here.
For more information, you can access the NHS advice via the link below:
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