When was the last time you saw an advert for a cleaning product? If you have seen one recently then it probably was probably something along the lines of a pack of fierce and terrifying-looking so-called germs with insanely sharp teeth and skin that was so scaly it made your skin creep! I forgot to mention they probably also came with a super bad attitude. Am I right? Probably, thats how they all go these days.
They make it seem as if your bathroom is about to be overrun by some invading colony of super germs. The question is though, if there are germs in my bathroom, what are they, and are they dangerous, are they something that can really do me harm? And most importantly, what can we do to fight them?
Do you want the good, the bad, or the ugly first? The bad news is yes, they are there. Every bathroom has them. You might not want to know but there are tons of germs on your body. The good news is that most germs found on us are harmful. Not all of them though.
Lets talk about what type of bacteria might be lurking in your bathroom which can actually cause you some harm. There are gastrointestinal viruses that cause stomach issues in people. These types of germs can survive on hard surfaces like toilet seats for up to as much as a week. Then we have enteric pathogens which types of germs that are contracted from food that is contaminated. These cause really bad diarrhea and such. There are also skin and respiratory germs such as staphylococcus aureus also known as staph, Dermatophitic fungi such as athletes foot as well as other residual fungi.
As bad as all these sound, simple regular cleaning and upkeep of your bathroom are more than sufficient to keep all these nasty-sounding germs to a minimum. One of the best ways you can control the number of germs left in your bathroom after cleaning is to use things like microfiber mops like from Temples Pride, and cloths. Microfiber is a very popular cleaning cloth. Its popular for a very special reason even though most people dont actually know the reason why it is so widely recommended.
Microfiber has fibers that are small than a strand of silk, which means that it can hook onto and remove any nasty viruses or germs that they come into contact with. The best part is that they can do all this without having to use dangerous chemicals.