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5 Tips to keep your washroom fresh and dry

5 Tips to keep your washroom fresh and dry

Ventilation is crucial for washroom comfort. Proper ventilation checks air pollutants from upsetting your health. Moreover, washrooms equipped with proper air ventilation help in getting rid of any unwanted odours and also control the moisture content in the washroom area which can breed molds and lead to allergies and other health problems.

Many of us hardly know about the significance of a well ventilated washroom. Lack of aeration keeps the washroom in a bad shape. Proper ventilation is essential to keep the bathroom dry and to let fresh air flow into it and thus freshen it up. Wet and moist washrooms breed germs and molds and mildews. It gives rise to bad, repulsive odors and disgustingly suffocating. Different ways to keep your bathroom fresh and dry:

Use a ceiling fan: Ceiling fans really help to dry up the wet floor and the wet counter tops. It also helps to do away with any humidity in the monsoon season.

Install a ventilation system: Electrically operated ventilation systems are also an ideal option if window space is small or not present.

Large Windows: allow natural light and air and are really helpful to keep the bathrooms fresh smelling without using any ventilators or exhaust fans to suck out the moist air keeping.

Bathroom ventilators: In this day and age a variety of kinds of ventilator systems are offered in the market that might help you in sustain a sanitary, moisture free and clean bathroom. One can purchase a ventilation ventilation system as per his budget and the size of the washroom.

Exhaust fans: In many homes, exhaust fans are installed on the wall or ceiling of the washroom. These exhaust fans are extremely helpful as they have great absorption capability. Moist air in the washroom is absorbed by the exhaust fan and blown out, keeping the place dry and sanitized.

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4 simple budget friendly tricks to remodel you existing washroom

4 simple budget friendly tricks to remodel you existing washroom

With smaller apartments and even tighter budget, it becomes increasingly difficult to remodel your existing washroom. Apart from your dresser room, our bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in our home that we make use of several times a day. So you really need to work on optimising the tiny space offered. As we spend a lot of time in self grooming in this private sanctuary. Here are some tips to get the max out of your washrooms.

  1. Use pastel shades to colour your walls: Use a single light colour scheme. It is ideal for a small wash room, you can use lighter shades of the same colour chosen for variation. Your colour choice would be dependent upon the size and the availability of hte natural light through the different vents. You can choose any pastel colour from white to beige, light blue, lime, light grey etc. Light colours work best in giving the feel of a large space.
  2. Make your washroom clutter free: Choose smaller fittings and equipments. The bathroom washbasin, water closet, bathtubs, shower cubicle should be chosen with care, do not be tempted by vanity stuff, go for simple fixtures to optimise space. His will also help you to move around freely in the washroom. Donot go for elaborate bathroom counters and closets, as they will only clutter up the space!
  3. Fix brighter lights: to make the bathroom appear bigger, as darker spaces give an impression of being small. Avoid. In some bathrooms the lighting is sufficient for looking in the mirror but other parts of the bathroom cast shadows. To do away with murky spots in your bathroom set up brighter tube lights and bulbs. Think about using CFL light bulbs for saving on electricity.
  4. Use the vertical space in your washroom: Use free space above the entry door as a storage space. In case of high ceilings, you can utilise this space for also keeping your vanity stuff (extra soaps, hand washes, bath sponges and scrubs, some souvenirs, books etc on a pretty glass shelf. similarly use the space under your washbasin for making a small closet for storing additional stuff like toilet cleaners, toilet paper.

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Do’s and don’ts to prevent Urinary Tract Infection

Do’s and don’ts to prevent Urinary Tract Infection

  • Drain out your bladder as often as you sense the need to. Do not hold on to it. Frequent urination helps to clear the bacteria.
  • Always dispose and change soiled tampons at frequent intervals to avoid bacterial growth.
  • Prefer wearing cotton fibre undergarments, so that your skin near the bladder can breathe well and bacterial growth is inhibited.
  • Take extra Vitamin C in your routine diet to inhibit bacterial development, since it is an excellent ingredient that acidifies the urine. Also drinking cranberry juice gives positive results.
  • Public women urination is a worrisome prospect; it is very common to develop UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) from contaminated public toilets. However, you can avoid it easily, thanks to the female urination device called Peebuddy- a disposable female urination device that enables women to pee while standing. It helps you to avoid UTI as you no more need to sit on the toilet seat to pee, you can just pee while standing up.
  • Always wipe down from front to back.
  • Drink plenty of water to wash out any bacteria from your urinary tract.
  • Avoid constipation as it can increase the probability of developing a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection).
  • Prefer a shower instead of a bath tub soak or bath.
  • Totally avoid women sanitation sprays, perfumed douches and synthetic based aromatic bath products which will only aggravate the condition.
  • Rinse out your private parts before getting into the sexual act. And also ensure your bladder is emptied after the act.

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Washroom Cleaning

Cleaning your Restrooms is one of the toughest tasks; however, if you choose the right cleaning product and instructions for using them, one can easily bring down the chance of cross contamination and certify a sanitized and healthy washroom. Some general rules that apply to keeping your washroom disinfected:

  • Focus on the most germ prone areas: Cleaning experts can help thwart cross-contamination in washrooms by concentrating on cleaning and sanitizing efforts on areas which are highly vulnerable to germs things such as faucets, countertops, toilet seat, toilet tissue roll dispensers, toilets door knobs, flush handles, stall latches and locks.Sanitation - Pee Buddy
  • Separate cleaning equipment for Different objects: Since cleaning gear and apparatuses become dirtied/infected during the cleaning procedure, it is essential not to use the same cleaning equipment for cleaning, wiping multiple things, in other words if one wipe is being used to clean the floor tiles, it should not be used to clean the wall tiles or the counter top.
  • Cleaning equipment also needs to be sanitised: Unclean dusting / wiping rags, sponges, cleaning brushes and mops if used for multiple objects will carry germs from one spot to the other, which necessitates that the cleaning gear to be disinfected after use by dipping or washing in cleansing solutions.
  • Do not compromise on the quality of the cleaning supplies: Always use a good quality and reputed brand of cleaners / sanitising solutions to ensure that your washroom is cleaned properly and completely sanitised.
  • Discard and replace the old cleaning equipment: at least once in a quarter. And donot keep the cleaning equipments close to each other as they wil contaminate each other if they are placed in close contact.

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Vaastu Tips For Your Washroom

If you want a vaastu compliant home, then do not ignore your washroom area, it needs all of your due attention. Location of a toilet is most significant for the physical wellbeing and prosperity of the family members living there. You need to adhere by the vaastu principles/guidelines to get maximum benefit.
In view of doing vaastu for your home, you ought to pay great attention to the most neglected part of the house- washrooms/toilets. Lets discuss about the vaastu tips which will help you to make your toilet compliant with vaastu:

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Best Location of the toilet: ideally North west direction is the best, besides that you can also construct your washroom in the south east.

Worst Location of the toilet: north east and east are two directions in which construction must be avoided.

To be positioned away from the kitchen and dining hall: avoid positioning the toilet next to your kitchen or close to it. Keep it at further most possible distance for vaastu reasons and also for scientifically proved reasons, keeping hygiene in mind.

Direction of the toilet seat / W.C: Southeast/ Northwest direction is ideal for the toilet seat and WC should never be placed underneath the stairs or right in the front of the toilet near the bathroom door.

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