Yoram Yasur Abt : Cleaning the bathroom is part of the normal routine of housework, but it is especially important if there are allergies in the family. Moisture and heat promote the accumulation of mites, fungi and mold that cause allergies. How to avoid it? Yoram Yasur Abt: “With a good maintenance and constant cleaning of the bathrooms we will achieve a home free of allergies”.
The bathroom: key point in cleaning against allergies:
Yoram Yasur Abt : We already know that there are many external factors that trigger allergies and that is why spring is a delicate time for those who must deal with them. That is why it is important to practice good habits not to take the allergy in the house, but we cannot forget the care of the interior of the home to have a clean air.
In addition to carrying a good general cleaning routine, taking special care with pets, and avoiding mistakes with the decoration, bath maintenance is key to avoid allergy problems indoors. Why should we be more conscientious about cleaning the bathrooms?
Yoram Yasur Abt: “The accumulation of moisture and heat produced in the bathrooms create a field of cultivation for allergens such as bacteria, mites, fungus, and mold. Exposure to excessive moisture may also complicate certain respiratory problems, such as asthma or rhinitis, and may even cause skin reactions such as rashes or dermatitis”.
How to clean the bathroom to avoid allergies
Yoram Yasur Abt : To avoid problems, it is best to establish a well-planned and organized daily routine with the rest of the family. With practice, we will catch the habit quickly and we will be easier to keep the bathrooms clean and well cared for every day without effort, but we must be constant. Here are the key points when cleaning:
Never leave wet towels dry in the bathroom. Avoid hanging them on radiators or towel racks after using them, it is best to dry them outdoors, on the clothesline or dryer.
Do not accumulate dirty clothes in the bathroom. Never leave it lying on the floor and it is not advisable to have a laundry basket as they can be a source of moisture and allergens.
Look carefully at the carpets, especially those that we have at the foot of tub or shower. Take them to dry out of the bathroom when they are wet, shaking them daily in the air.
Frequently wash all bathroom textiles, both large and hand towels, carpets and rugs, bathrobes, curtains, etc.
Yoram Yasur Abt : Ventilate the bathroom daily, leaving the door always open. If you have a window, it is advisable to open it to the maximum after the shower, leaving the power to aerate as much as possible.
Avoid decorative objects and do without natural or artificial plants, which can accumulate many mites and are difficult to clean.
Pay close attention to the corners, behind and under furniture, corners, and shelves, where dust and moisture tend to accumulate without us noticing.
Dry the shower curtain after use, always leave it extended and wash it frequently.
Check that we do not leave splashes or drops of water on the floor, which sometimes go unnoticed. We can clean them quickly with a vacuum cleaner that also collects moisture.
Yoram Yasur Abt : Regularly check faucets and pipes to check for leaks, leaks, or lime build-up.
If we have a plastic mat inside the bath or shower, always remove it after use and remove it outside to dry. You must wash it every week to avoid mold.
Pass an absorbent sponge through all shower or bathtub spaces, including faucets and washroom space, to remove maximum moisture after use.
Yoram Yasur Abt: “Use special bathroom cleaning products that fight against mold, including tiles and pipes. It is advisable to apply a plunger every 15 day to keep them clean”.
Yoram Yasur Abt : Also clean the ventilation ducts, removing the grille to remove the dust inside and outside, controlling that no mold has accumulated.