As a parent, you’re always looking out for the health of your kids – their food, their environment, their habits, everything. And one place to pay special attention to, particularly depending on the ages of your children, is the bathroom. This is one of the “wet rooms” where you do lots of cleaning, but a lot of dirt gets left in the process.
So, what are some way to keep your bathroom safe and sanitary for your family? Consider methods to keep the toilet clean, the drains unclogged, the shower crud-free, the whole bathroom mold-free, and proper storage of toothbrushes.
Keep the Toilet Cleaned
Your toilet and the area around it can be a place for a lot of dirt, crud, rust, and germs to combine together in a yuck soup. And if you don’t generally keep up on maintenance matters, you’ll end up needing to call a plumber for some of the nastier jobs like industrial drain cleaning, or even replacing the toilet all together if seals have been broken or porcelain cracked somehow.
Make Sure Drains Are Unclogged
And sinks are notorious for getting gunk stuck in them, and those clumps of bacteria can just sit in your pipes, the vapors from them coming right back up into your bathroom. So be sure to unclog drains as often as applicable so that things like hair, mucus, food particles, or any other bathroom stuff doesn’t end up just turning into a big unhealthy mass that’s taken up residence in your plumbing. Even a few regular attacks with a small plunger can help lots with that issue.
Use Daily Shower Cleaners
The shower in your bathroom is where you get clean, so it only make senses that you want it to be clean as well. One of the best ways to do this is by using a daily shower cleaner. It’s a good habit to start with you and your kids all participating, so that the need for deep cleaning is kept at bay.
Mold Prevention is Key
And your whole bathroom tends to stay wet, with showers and toilets and sinks, which means there’s a constant threat of mold. To the best of your ability, use mold prevention techniques that will help you and your family avoid the consequences of breathing around mold clusters.
Be Smart About Toothbrushes
And finally, with all of the moisture, germs, and cleaning agents in constant use in bathrooms, be a bit specific about where you store your toothbrushes. You don’t want any of that nastiness getting on the ends of the bristles of your kids brushes, so use caps and store in cupboards if possible.