Manila, Philippines – Since the pandemic started, most households are cleaning more often to disinfect every corner of the house.
That’s not a bad thing, a clean home creates less space for disease-causing germs to spread and most likely infect you. Take note: bacteria can breed and grow into 8 million copies of itself in just 24 hours.
That is something you do not just overlook.
According to a survey, it takes around two to four hours a week for an individual to clean their homes.
However, some ineffective cleaning habits can further spread more unwanted organisms in places where they shouldn’t be.
Domex, the germ-killing expert, encourages the public to revisit some cleaning methods to make sure every toilet of every home is protected from unwanted invaders.
1. Wiping Every Surface with the Same Cleaning Tool
If you are using sponges or cleaning cloths to wipe surfaces, you’re probably just transferring even more germs from one place to another! It’s best to dedicate a cleaning tool for specific places to ensure there’s less risk of transferring.
Alternatively, before cleaning the next area with the same tool, it’s advisable to soak sponges/cleaning cloths in disinfectant. This kills the germs you already wiped off before they even get the chance to transfer elsewhere.
2. Leaving the Toilet Cover Up when Flushing the Toilet
Did you know that there are approximately 2.3 million germs per square inch on the surface of your toilet? What you probably didn’t know is you might be adding more to that number every time you flush your toilet with the seat cover open. The rush of water launches fecal bacteria (E. Coli and fecal coliform) up in the air before dropping down to new territory – and that’s if it does not get stuck under the rim of the seat.
Next time you do some business, just make sure to close the lid and the rest of the bathroom stays germ-free longer – and do not forget to pour in a germ-killing expert when it’s cleaning time.
3. Scrubbing/wiping cleaning products before they take effect
When disinfecting surfaces, it’s important to let cleaning solutions take time and do its job, mainly: to kill the germs we want to avoid. But what most probably do is to apply products, and then immediately proceed to cleaning.
The best way to make sure you make the most out of cleaning is to first clear any dirt, debris, or stains that might have built up over time. Once clear, that’s the time to apply a disinfecting agent to eliminate the microbes that you cannot see. After a few minutes, proceed with scrubbing, wiping, and rinsing for a squeaky-clean and germ-free surface.
4. Using ordinary thin Laundry Bleach to clean surfaces in your bathroom including the toilet
Laundry or thin laundry bleach can kill germs; however, this type of cleaning agent is not formulated to stick on the surface to keep it clean longer. That is why it is not advisable to clean your toilet with the same solution you use to clean clothes.
Domex Ultra Thick Bleach effectively does the job as it eliminates the germs that inhabit bathroom surfaces and gives 3x longer protection than thin bleach when used pure (this is based on credible lab tests!). And if you don’t know it yet, yes, you should be cleaning your toilets daily.
5. Storing cleaning tools as soon as you’re done
After the job is done, most people will probably call it a day and put their tools back in storage. What is often forgotten is you should also clean these tools as soon as you’re done with them. If you don’t clean the tools right after using them, it’s likely to grow the germs you’re trying to avoid in the first place.
Our recommended way to clean tools is to apply a solution of Domex mixed with water, wait a few minutes, rinse, and let dry overnight. Use it again to clean the following day and repeat the cleaning process.
A clean home is a must, and to ensure every space is free of disease-causing germs, it’s best to do it with a long-lasting germ-killing expert. There is no perfect time but now to revisit your cleaning habits and level up your fight against germs with #UnstoppableDomex, especially because November 19 is World Toilet Day!
Ensure you have a clean toilet and a clean home with Domex Ultra Thick Bleach.
Domex products are available on Shopee, Lazada and supermarkets nationwide.