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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bathroom -"Room for Improvement"

Bath time tips:

Surveys have shown the bathroom is one of the most common places where domestic accidents happen.  It is as high as 70 percent of all domestic accidents happen there.  Furthermore, if it is not cleaned regularly, it can be a haven for bacteria and other unpleasant things.

Here are some ways you can make your bathroom a clean and safe place.

 Invest in a good bathroom mat to place outside your bathroom door, by the bathtub or next to the shower area.  Make sure it got a rubber backing so it will not slip and slide on the wet floor.  And they can also add a nice splash of colour.  Do not forget to wash and clean the mat regularly, it is a hot spot for bacteria.

Brushing your teeth in the shower may save you a couple of minutes when you are rushing for work in the morning, but do not keep your toothbrush anywhere near the toilet when your are done.  Scientists have discovered that your brushes can collect more bacteria than there is on the toilet bowl itself!

Make sure locks can be opened from the outside in emergencies.  Millions of people become unwell in their bathrooms every year.  It is important they can be reached quickly if they need help.

Avoid using harsh chemicals products such as chlorine bleach, ammonia, aerosols, formaldehyde and phosphates.  Use eco-friendly products that are environmental friendly to your home, safer for your family and at the same save the earth.

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