It is a great feeling to have a fragrant, clean bathroom with sparkling mirrors and spotless tiles. After hours of scrubbing and wiping away the built up dirt and grime that accumulates all too quickly in a busy household, you feel satisfied to pull off your rubber gloves and store them under the sink until next time. As you stand back to admire your efforts, you would never stop to consider that your bathroom is not really clean at all.
Hidden Dangers Lurk in Your Tiles
Most bathrooms are tiled with impervious, high luster tiles that do not absorb water. But where there is tile, there is grout – the porous, sandy mixture that fills the spaces between the tiles. To your eye, the tile and grout appears fresh and clean. Hidden within the tiny spaces are billions of microscopic menaces that threaten your health and put your life at risk.
Bathrooms Breed Bacteria and Viruses
Pathogens are microorganisms that cause sickness and disease. They are commonly known and bacteria and viruses. Off the shelf cleaners, including pure beach are not powerful enough to destroy them, especially when your cleaning cloth or sponge contacts only the surface of the grout.
Pathogens thrive in warm, damp environments. The next time the shower is used, filling up the space with hot, steamy air, the bacteria still alive within the grout begins to grow and reproduce. It can double in numbers every 20 minutes in the right conditions.
The Truth about What Lives in Your Bathroom
If you could see what was present in your bathroom you would be shocked!
- Escherichia Coli, also known as E. Coli causes serious illness, including organ failure that leads to death.
- Campylobacter is an organism present when you keep a cat litter box in your bathroom. It causes painful abdominal cramping, vomiting and diarrhea.
- Streptococcus is the bacteria that causes strep throat. It is very common in bathrooms and can also trigger toxic shock syndrome.
- Salmonella is just as present in your bathroom as it is in raw chicken and fish. It will give you severe headaches, stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea.
- Staphylococcus is a seriously infectious organism. Staph infections are responsible for tissue inflammation, skin diseases, heart issues and pneumonia.
Precautions to Take in Your Home
There are measures you can take to keep your bathroom as bacteria-free as possible. Begin with cleaning it frequently, using the strongest disinfectant solutions you can purchase. Remove excess water from the tiles using a rubber squeegee and dry thoroughly with a clean towel or disposable paper towels. A dry environment restricts the growth of bacteria.
We Protect Your Health and Safety
Your efforts do not completely eliminate the health risk to you and your family because the bacteria live deep within the grout lines. It is wise to have your bath area cleaned by a professional bathroom tile & stone cleaning (including grout) company.
We have the industrial strength cleaning solutions and equipment to kill off most of the bacteria that everyday tile cleaner cannot. As tile specialists, we have the knowledge and expertise to lower the risk for threats to your health.
Our professional services mean your tile and grout will look cleaner than it has in years. We remove stubborn stains and seal your grout lines specifically to protect from water damage and bacteria. Our sealant is designed to be long-lasting.
Contact Us for a Free Cleaning Audit
Our certified technicians are qualified to inspect the tile in your home and provide a recommendation at no obligation to you. You will feel better knowing the Dr. Clean Home Care experts are protecting your health while deep cleaning your home.
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