To remove soap residue and prevent build-up of lime stains, clean the bathroom surfaces regularly.
Clean the surfaces of the bath, basin and shower trays regularly and rinse thoroughly with running water to prevent the build-up of mildew.
Keep the shower door/curtain open and ventilate the room after use.
Launder towels, facecloths and bathmats regularly to remove bacteria of skin or faecal origin and fungi.
You can save water by taking a shower instead of a bath.
Do not share towels with other family members.
If someone has a skin or nail infection, clean bathroom surfaces more frequently and then use a disinfectant.
Potentially harmful microbes from skin, nail and oral infections (e.g. athletes’ foot) can spread to others on surfaces, towels and toothbrushes.
Launder the towels and mats regularly to keep them fresh. Laundering is a key moment for hygiene.
Legionnaires bacillus in the shower head can be a risk to people with reduced immunity, if they inhale infected water droplets whilst showering.
If the shower has not been used for a while, run hot water for 2-3 minutes to flush out any harmful microbes.
Install a water-saving shower head and tap nozzle and don’t leave the tap running while brushing your teeth.