10 cleaning tips that'll make your bathroom A better place



When you get ready to clean your bathroom, start by making sure you wash your hands.


And if you use disinfectants, you should choose high-quality disinfectants.


The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a list of disinfectants strong enough to fight viruses such as the "SARS-Cove-2" virus, which causes the "Covid-19" disease. The list includes Clorox cleansing wipes.


It is important to focus on cleaning the "most vulnerable" areas of your bathroom, including light switches, door handles, and sinks in particular. Cleaning should also include less visible areas, including shower heads, space around the toilet seat, hair dryers, toothbrushes, shavers or any other appliances in the bathroom.


Ensure devices are closed and unplugged before proceeding with a deep cleaning.


You should consider putting a wipe-on cover over electronic devices if you can, and according to the CDC's recommendations, and try to use a cleaning solution of at least 70% alcohol.


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Follow directions for cleaning products

A spokesman for the American Cleaning Institute, Brian Sansoni, emphasized the need to clean properly.


After wiping hard surfaces like sinks and countertops, be sure to leave them soaked with disinfectant for 3 to 5 minutes.


The American Cleaning Institute recommends leaving surfaces dry on their own, and then rinsing them with water.


Sansoni noted that many people do not follow the directions printed on the labels of cleaning products, including giving cleaning products sufficient time to work. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you follow the instructions on the product you are using, and that you are using it according to the manufacturer's instructions.


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Use separate bathrooms if a family member is sick

And if a family member has symptoms of "Covid-19", it is important to appoint his own bathroom and isolate it from others.


If there is no more than one bathroom available in the home, have the person with symptoms clean the surfaces they touched after using the bathroom, according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


And if a person is too sick to clean, the second option is for a healthy person to clean the area. But it is best to wait for as long as possible before entering, to wear a mask and gloves to clean the mask and to wash his clothes after cleaning.


And if the patient needs help using the bathroom, a family member can be assigned to help him and adhere to a special routine, according to Schaffner.


Schaffner emphasized that if you are in the vicinity of someone showing symptoms, you should protect yourself by using at least a face mask.


Protect yourself if you are helping a sick family member

In addition to a face mask, Schaffner recommends wearing gloves and another type of clothing over your regular clothes if you are caring for a sick person in the bathroom.


Schaffner also recommends putting any sterile wipes you use inside a plastic bag and throwing them in the trash. Then change your clothes after cleaning the bathroom or helping someone else use it.


And if someone in your home is sick, it is important to wash any of their soiled towels or clothes separately.


Soap can work better than sanitizing products

CNN's chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, said that if sterilization products are not available, soap is a better alternative.


Correctly finish the task

You don't necessarily have to wear gloves while cleaning, Gupta explained. But if you do, make sure when you're done removing it by sliding your finger under the mitten hole so that you don't touch the exposed outer side. Then wash your hands one last time after disposing of gloves .