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Jan 15 2012

Keeping Your Family Safe From Bathroom Germs, It’s Crucial!

If you’re anything like me, you worry about bathroom germs all the time. It’s safe to say that public bathrooms are one of the scariest places on Earth. But what about the bathroom in your own home, how safe is it? You want to keep your home safe and your family healthy but the truth is, your own bathroom could be just as scary as those public bathrooms.

Bathroom germs can hide pretty much anywhere in your bathroom from the expected to the unpredictable. Here are 4 places germs like to hang out in your bathroom:

Your toothbrush:

This is the grossest of the gross! Did you know that every time you flush your toilet germs and “particles” are released into the air? Eventually those particles will find a place to land and if your toothbrush is exposed on the counter they will find their way to it. Closing the lid to the toilet is a great start to reduce the amount of germs floating around your bathroom. Even if your toothbrush is safely hiding out in a drawer or cabinet, closing the lid before you flush is a good habit to pick up on. Do you really want to be breathing that stuff in?

Your toilet:

While it is obvious that the toilet bowl is not the cleanest place in your home, many people overlook the other areas of the toilet when it comes to cleaning. Your toilet’s handle, seat, and lid are a breeding ground for dangerous germs. Extra special attention should be given to these spots when cleaning your bathroom. And just like you learned in Kindergarten, you should ALWAYS wash your hands after using the bathroom and touching the toilet. Bathroom germs are nothing you want living on your hands, that’s just not healthy.

Your bathtub and shower:

Black mold is one of the most common problems in the bathroom, and one of the most dangerous. Black mold grows and lives in the nooks and crannies of your bathtub and shower. The moisture, dirt, and bacteria that your shower is subjected to daily make it the perfect place for mold to grow. Black mold, when touched or breathed in by you and your loved ones, can make you seriously ill. It can spread to your walls and other surfaces of your home. Keeping your bathtub clean and dry is a great start for preventing mold.

Everywhere else:

I already mentioned the germs and bacteria that are released when the toilet is flushed, and the mold that lives in the shower. That bacteria and mold can live pretty much anywhere in your bathroom, including in the air. If your bathroom isn’t properly ventilated your health is especially at risk because bacteria thrive in moisture. If you don’t have a fan or ceiling vent in your bathroom, consider using an air purifier. As for the floor and other surfaces, scrub regularly and consider steam cleaning to help kill even more bathroom germs.

I hope I didn’t freak you out too terribly, but bathroom germs are nothing to mess around with. Crucial Vacuum cares about the health of you and your family. Helping other breathe easy, feel better, and stay healthy is just what we do.

Mar 12 2010

Clean the Air in your Home

One crucial reason to vacuum your home is for your health. Vacuuming isn’t just to keep your floors clean, but more importantly it cleans the air and dust that you can’t see with the naked eye.

With that being said, the importance of clean air in your home links back to what products you are using to make it “clean”. First off, It’s extremely important to change your vacuum filter on a regular basis, it’s usually every 6 months but that depends on how often you use the vacuum. If you only use the vacuum once a month then you can most likely wait longer to change or wash your filter. I’ve never met someone who only vacuums only once a month, but then again you probably haven’t either since you are reading this blog post! We can safely say you are in touch with cleaning your home environment and are asking yourself how you can make the air in your home cleaner.

I’m here to tell you that to clean your home air you NEED a clean vacuum cleaner filter. That should be the first item you check when you are about to begin vacuuming your space. The reason we enjoy selling Crucial Vacuum filters to our customers is because we know they will be able to wash many of the filters about three times before investing in a new one. With the easy washable instructions, we are assuring our customers the right to a clean home and air environment.

Please buy responsibly and buy at Crucial Vacuum. We appreciate your business and any feedback that you may have.