Things you should know about Toilet Sanitation

Clean before you sit, Toilet Sanitation

Clean the area where you can think germs can spread easily. And when we have said that undoubtedly toilet is the place where bacteria’s spread more prominently.

In India, there are two types of toilet seats – Indian and English. Let me now tell you how important it is to maintain the hygiene. Have you ever thought that disease can spread even from the toilet seat? Yes they can. How? When an infected person use the toilet seat and sit on it, there are high chances of the transfer of the infected bacteria’s to the toilet seat (If the disease is transferable). Also, when an infected person use the toilet for urinary the released liquid waste of the body has infected bacteria’s. Hence, diseases can transfer from person to person.

Especially in Females there are high chances to get infected from various UTIs (Urinary Tract Infection). It occurs when bacteria enter the urinary tract through urethra and starts multiplying. To avoid such infections it’s better to take some measures to stay safe.

Steps should be taken to maintain the Toilet hygiene

1. Flush before you use the toilet
Make it a rule do not use toilet without flushing. Flush out all the germs and bacteria before you use the toilet. Even doctors recommended it. By doing this you lower down the chances of spreading an infection to another.

2. Clean the toilet seat
Make sure you are not sitting on a dirty pot. Always clean the seat before you use because if you sit on a dirty spotted seat you might get infected. Before you many others have used the same toilet seat so it is always better to clean it yourself with the tissue or with water.

3. Flush before you leave
Don’t leave the proof behind what you have done, Flush it! Give extra care because taps are house of bacteria’s, favorite place of microorganisms.

4. Put the lid down
After every usage, out the lid down of the toilet seat and reduce the spread of microbes in the room.

5. Wash your hands every time you use toilets
Use a push-pump soap dispenser as normal soap could have bacteria stick to it. Wash your hands every time you use the toilet. Apply hand sanitizer at the end.

Beside the mention points, daily maintenance is required. Clean your toilet daily with antiseptic solutions or with diluted bleach. There are many other products available in the stores such as gels or blocks. Clean specific areas like under the bowl and between the joints. Equipment used during the cleansing process should be disinfected after each use. Wear hand gloves every time you plan to clean. Your hands may not suffer from the chemicals used in the cleaning process.

And at last but most important Do not Defecate in open. Not all population has the facility of private toilets in such case I urge people to use public toilets even for those who are travelling.


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Neha Lamba

Neha is a fitness freak and traveler by a soul. Possess 4 years of professional experience in Content Writing & Digital Marketing/Media.

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