At a young age, we are all taught how to use the toilet. You know how your mom or guardian tells you from a young age that you ought to flush the toilet, wash it clean with the best detergent and all that. Well, our moms were not that experienced in telling us that and though their advice was sound, they left out so much tips that we will be looking at in this blog post.
This is without a doubt something that they never told us. About the toilet plume which is more dangerous that the poop itself. But why. According to Wikipedia, toilet plume is the dispersal of microscopic particles that occurs when you flush your toilet. Figure out this: you want to get rid of poop because it is nothing but well, waste. However, what you did not know is that the same waste could get into contact with you when you flush the toilet. And you need not notice this plume. Why?
Because it is microscopic in nature. And if your teacher taught you right, then they told you that microscopic particles cannot be seen with the naked eye. Well, if you do not want to get into contact with this toilet plume, the only way to do so is to place the toilet cover before flushing. This way, the plume only hits the cover lid and not you.
Rather squat than seat
In my village setting, we have those pit latrines where you have to squat rather than sit. And when I came to the urban centers, I thought that those toilets of our village are old fashioned and all that. Well the truth is that I was wrong. Research shows that it is better to squat rather than sit on a toilet for better bowel movement and emptying.
Cleaning up the toilet seat
Cleaning up the toilet is something that we all know. But do you always wash out the toilet seat? Well, if you have not been doing so then you need to start doing it. And wash with antiseptics and any other cleaning detergent that you might have so that you are cock-sure that the toilet is not only sparkling clean but also hygienic to use.
Using wet wipes instead of toilet paper
I always thought that using wet wipes for cleaning your bum was something disgusting until I found out that using it is the best thing ever. Do not use tissue paper because it has been found to be ineffective. The wet wipes though wash out everything and every dirt that you might be having after using the toilet to empty your bowels.
Toilet help for disabled and aged
Elderly people, obese and handicapped might be having problems while using the toilet. You need to be there for them and do not feel disgusted about it. At the same time, they might want help with wiping their butts. Well, guess what, there are actually some bottom wiper for obese tools that they can use.