Did you know that the humble throne in your bathroom is a haven for bugs and germs and was secretly harbouring millions of bacteria you knew nothing about?
While your eyes see a sparkling clean toilet but what the heat map, or the grime map, shows how your toilet could actually be a residence to colonies of bacteria.
Tests show the most common types of bacteria found in any bathroom are bacteroidaceae, or bacteria from poo, E.coli, streptococcus and salmonella. Swabs taken from toilets showed different levels of bug infestation on the flush, toilet seat, in the bowl and the handle itself.
The average toilet bowl is a hive of germy activity with 3.2 million bacteria per square inch found compared to the average toilet seat which has about 295 bacteria per square inch and the flush handle, which can be home to in as much as 83 bacteria per square inch. So it is important to remember to wash your hands after flushing.
THE TOILET RIM:
Since you are now aware that the main source of bacteria is the toilet bowl, your primary concern should be the hygiene and cleanliness of it. The traditional way of cleaning is to brush the toilet bowl thoroughly and regularly. You might squirt some toilet cleaner under the rim of your toilet whenever you clean the toilet, but that’s often not enough to keep the area germ free. If your toilet brush can’t reach up the crevices, stop grime from building up under the rim, and scrub the area to give it a deep clean then we are compromising with your hygiene.
Though it may not look much different the removal of the rim altogether from the toilet bowl makes a big difference in design. A rimless toilet makes for significantly easier cleaning and a clear improvement in hygiene. There is no build-up of bacteria and no possibility for lime scale to lurk too.
JAQUAR RIMLESS TOILET BOWLS:
To fight germs and mineral deposits in every nook and cranny of the toilet bowl, Jaquar introduces a direct flushing system with Rimless Toilet Bowls, which are designed in such a way that makes every place of the toilet bowl accessible, easy to clean and guarantee hygiene. Its direct flush technique shoots water around the basin of the toilet in circular motions from either side rather than have the water be redistributed in the manner of a traditional rimmed toilet.
A Jaquar rimless toilet washes the entire toilet pan more efficiently and looks quite cool when in action. And though equipped with a flush that is far more powerful, the action itself is actually more economical than traditional rimmed toilets to help you save water and become more environmental friendly too.
The world is turning to rimless toilet bowls… Are you??
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