This blog post is about how to sanitize the toilet. Everyone knows that toilets can be a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses, but there are some simple steps you can take to clean it up so that it’s not just sitting there waiting for someone else to come along and use it.
If you want to avoid being among them, follow these simple steps for sanitizing your toilet:
1. Put on a pair of plastic disposable gloves and spray the seat with Lysol Disinfectant Spray.
This is important because you want to avoid contact with as much bacteria as possible, and spraying the seat helps prevent the spread of germs by keeping them on the surface. Also, you should always wear gloves to clean the rim of the bowl, as this is where most viruses will be lurking. It’s recommended that you wear gloves anytime you’re handling other people’s poo.
2. Rub the seat with a 4-in-1 bathroom cleaner cloth to get rid of any dirt or stains.
It’s important to disinfect the seat first, because 4-in-1 cleaner will actually encourage bacteria to spread as it kills them. You should also use a wet paper towel to wipe out the inside of the bowl after each bathroom trip, especially if you’re going number 2. This will help prevent the build-up of bacteria where you’re sitting. You can sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the bowl if you want to reduce odors- just make sure you rinse it out regularly.
3. Scrub all surfaces with a Lysol Disinfectant Wipe.
Once again, this will kill any lingering germs and prevent them from being spread around when someone uses the toilet after you have. Be particularly thorough around the flush handle, sink and toilet paper dispenser.
4. Dab down all surfaces with a Lysol Cling Wipe to eliminate any germs that may have spread in the time it took you to go through steps 1-3.
If possible, try to do this right after step 3 so that as little germs as possible will have been spread, but if you can’t do it immediately, just make sure that you wipe off the bowl before each use.
5. Leave the bathroom and touch something that is not your face (like your clothes or shoes).
We’ve all heard about nose-picking being a gateway to other kinds of unsavory activities, but did you know that it can be the gateway to poo-related diseases too? One of the worst is Psittacosis, which is spread by touching infected feces and then your nose. This can also happen if you touch something contaminated after someone else’s bowel movement, so make sure that when you’re cleaning up after other people you always touch an object that is not your face.
It’s hard to avoid being exposed to bacteria in a bathroom, but following these steps will help you avoid some of them. Make sure that you also keep your hands away from food and any open cuts or body parts after cleaning the toilet so that you don’t spread anything around on yourself.
To conclude, here’s one final tip: Don’t forget to wash your hands with soap and water after you finish cleaning. This will help prevent any germs that may have spread from getting inside your body.