When you think about bathroom issues that can be detrimental to you, you may be thinking about the areas in your bathroom with plenty of germs or maybe even toxic cleaners that could be exposed to your young children, grandchildren, or pets. You want to be careful, most definitely. However, everyone has five hidden bathroom hazards and does not even realize them.
Your Bathroom Is Not The Safest Area Of Your Home
When you think of hazardous rooms, every room in your home has some type of hazard when you think about it. You may be thinking of the kitchen, laundry room, or den. However, the bathroom is also unsafe if you are not mindful. Let’s talk about why it can be unsafe in there and what you need to do to be mindful of what is in the bathroom, so you don’t deal with any of the hazards there.
It Is Hazardous Not To Put The Lid Down When You Flush
When you go to the bathroom, regardless of whether you are doing one or two, do you put the lid down before you flush? If you don’t, you are allowing an abundance of bacteria to shoot up like a volcano, which will contaminate your bathroom. It is one of the most unsanitary things you can do. But many people don’t realize this. When you put the lid on the toilet before you flush, you will be preventing the plume of bacteria from shooting up and contaminating everything in your bathroom. Therefore, your bathroom can be a bacteria paradise if you are not careful, potentially getting you sick.
Lots Of Molds
Chances are you have a lot of molds in your shower or in other parts of your bathroom. The thing is, mold grows in damp and dark areas, and there are crevaces in your bathroom that you may not be able to clean well, which is where a lot of the mold hides. The problem is when it comes to black mold, it can be toxic to breathe in as you can become extremely sick as it can cause shortness of breath, digestive issues, cancer, and the very worst-case scenario, it can cause seizures. At the very least, you will have allergic reactions to mold. You want to be very careful with the mold in the bathroom. You may need to get a professional to remove it.
You may be wondering what could be so hazardous about your shampoo if you have been using it for years. Even though you need it to clean your hair, you do not know how many dangerous chemicals are in it that can cause cancer and hormonal disruptions. At the very least, it can dry out your scalp. The best thing to do is get a shampoo that does not contain harmful chemicals, and more natural shampoo is on the market to make it a safer experience.
If you are like most people, chances are you have a box of Q-tips in your bathroom. And they are good for cleaning your naval area, but if you use them to clean your ears, you are risking them perforating your eardrum, as those cotton swabs have been responsible for that. At the very least, they would cause ear infections as they would defeat the purpose by shoving the wax further into your ears. Other solutions can help clean your ears, and only use Q-tips for cleaning crevaces such as your naval area, not your ears.
Slip And Falls
You know your bathroom is a hazard for slipping and falling, regardless of age. The best thing you can do is hold onto a shower rail; if you don’t have one, it is a worthwhile investment. If the floor is wet, you can slip and fall too and perhaps severely injure yourself.
These are the bathroom hazards you want to be mindful of so you do not cause serious damage to yourself and anyone else in your home.