There is no denying that the bathroom is a magical realm for meditation, inspiration and well, the most often basic of human needs. It’s time to take a look at interesting facts and hacks regarding it.
Why the bathroom isn’t the most dirty room in your home
Typically, more effort goes into cleaning the bathroom than any other room in an average home, and this would explain why the bathroom is one of the cleanest places in a household. Due to the smooth and cold ceramics, bacteria is unable to survive for a long period of time. Surprisingly, the dirtiest place in your home is in fact the kitchen sink, with up to 10,000 bacteria per square metres, 1,250 more than a toilet.
Why you should definitely close the toilet seat when flushing!
This simple maneuver can prevent the spreading of germs and help keep your bathroom bacteria down. Leaving the lavatory lid up can allow a cloud of bacteria to explode into the air, settling on nearby surfaces, including towels, flannels and, more worryingly, toothbrushes up to ten meters away.
How many months in a lifetime is spent on the toilet?
Most people would not think twice about the amount of time they spend on the toilet, but a recent study concluded that the average person spends approximately three months over the course of their lifetime sitting on the toilet.
The more apps your phone has, the longer you spend on the toilet
There is no better time to catch up on emails or to check your social media status than when on the toilet, and a recent survey has found that the more features your phone has, the longer you will spend on the toilet. Be cautious though, a mobile phone contains 18x more bacteria than a toilet handle when exposed in a bathroom!
How much water could you save if you only flushed once per day?
We’ve all heard the saying “if it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down” but can limiting your flushes really save you money? The average person defecates about once per day, and if that were the only occasion you flushed, it would equal 584 gallons of water, saving 2,190 gallons.