In the Bathroom

Toilet bowls likely contain germs, but the greatest risk of infection actually comes from surfaces that are we touch often—like the toilet flush handle, toilet seat, taps, and door handles.

You should regularly clean and disinfect surfaces using these guidelines:

  • Clean and disinfect the toilet bowl as often as necessary to prevent the build-up of dirt and scum that can cause odours and give germs a place to live. If you use a toilet brush, make sure it is stored clean and dry after you use it.
  • Clean up spills immediately and disinfect surfaces if any body fluids are involved.
  • Rinse baths, sinks, and showers after each use and clean them regularly to remove all the lime scale and soap scum where germs can grow.
  • Store toothbrushes and other personal items where germs are not likely to splash onto them. Rinse them after each use and store them dry. Do not share personal items.
  • Launder and replace towels often.
  • Keep the bathroom clean and well ventilated to prevent the growth of moulds.
  • Wash your hands completely after using the toilet and after cleaning the bathroom.
  • For added protection, spray surfaces with a disinfectant spray.