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How Bathroom Cleaning Affects Your Health

Germs Everywhere!

With a lot of traffic coming in and out and a lot of dirty business, it is no secret that bathrooms are often some of the messiest rooms in our homes. While cleaning the bathroom is a task most try to avoid, it may be one of the most important chores throughout your home.

A dirty bathroom allows for nasty things to grow, develop, and eventually spiral out of control and potentially affect the health of everyone in your household. Read on to discover why bathroom cleaning is so important to the team at AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.

The Toilet and Beyond

Without getting into the icky details, we all know that your toilet is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. And with each flush, particles are strewn about your bathroom and onto nearby surfaces, including countertops, floors, and bath mats.

It’s important to clean these items at least once a week to cut down on bacteria spread and lessen your chances of getting sick. Mop the floors, wipe down the counters, and wash your towels and bathmats. When cleaning your toilet, be sure you reach the base, top of the tank, and the flusher, as well.


Water is a huge component of our bathroom usage. It helps us brush our teeth, wash our hands, and take nice, long showers. However, when water pools and settles on surfaces for an extended period of time, mold will begin to grow. It’s no secret that mold can have a severe impact on our health. Long time exposure to mold can result in:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Clean the bathtub and shower frequently and wash bath mats and towels weekly to keep mold from developing and affecting your health.

Tip: When showering, always turn on your bathroom exhaust fan, This will limit the amount of condensation on your walls and decrease the chance of mold and mildew growth.

Want to get your drains as clean as your now-sparkling toilet? Give AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at (516) 217-2196 to schedule an appointment today!