Your bathroom has one of the highest breeding grounds for germs in your home, second to your kitchen. When we first set out to tackle this blog and write about the germs growing in your bathroom, we were sure that the bathroom would be the dirtiest place in your home. However, it is second to the kitchen! That means that your kitchen and bathroom are two of the best places to use our smart-technology paint to destroy germs and mold. In order to protect you and your family from inhaling and spreading germs, stop the spread in their tracks and destroy them with photocatalysis.
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Germs Invading Your Bathroom
There are several germs that invade your bathroom and make it their home. One germ that can live for as long as a week on a hard surface is gastrointestinal viruses. It is more commonly known as the norovirus which can cause awful symptoms associated with any typical gastrointestinal illness. They tend to live and thrive on the toilet seat, as well as spreading to other hard surfaces.
Other bacteria can include skin and respiratory organisms such as staphylococcus aureus (or staph). It is typically found on the skin, hair, nose, or throat and can cause infections when spread. It is a germ that can live for weeks without a host (or off the body on a bathroom surface). There is a strain of staph that is antibiotic resistant, a group A strep, and is known as “flesh-eating” bacteria.
Since molds and fungi grow quicker and more abundantly in moist climates (bathrooms/showers/baths) there is a lot of mold and fungi growing in every bathroom. They don’t cause infections or illness, but they can exacerbate asthma and allergies. Did you know that your shower curtain and shower floor harbor more germs that your toilet? (Sixty times more!) Activa Coating can easily clean any mold and fungi out of the air to protect your lungs.
Even though we only highlight a few of the germs, bacteria, mold, and fungi that grow in your bathroom, there are millions more that we didn’t discuss (trust us, we got scared researching how many and what kind of germs grow in a bathroom). They grow everywhere! The floor, the toilet handle, the mirrors, any hard surface, and worst of all, your toothbrush.
One of the easiest ways to protect your family from your bathroom is to use Activa Coatings. Luckily, we have a few different options you can choose from!
First, we have Photo Wall, which is our smart-technology ceiling paint. You would, of course, use it on your ceiling. This could be a great route to go in your bathroom as steam rises to the ceiling. However, it is a smaller surface for air to pass over meaning it could take more time to destroy the microbes.
Next, we have Photo Deco, which can be used on the walls in your bathroom. We recommend this product above our others for your bathroom. It gives you the highest amount of surface for destroying germs, bacteria, mold, and fungi. Since your bathroom is one of the dirtiest rooms in the house, wouldn’t you want there to be optimal destroying power to eliminate odors, clean surfaces, and help eliminate the risks of getting sick? It comes in a few of our custom paint colors, but if you don’t like any you see, don’t fret! You have the option to buy the white paint and choose any other company’s colors to mix in. This gives you the ultimate custom-ability.
Last, we have Photo Lacq and Photo Activa TB. Photo Lacq is our trim paint. It packs the same amount of power as our other paints, just on a smaller surface. Photo Activa TB is a clear coating, typically used in polluted and industrial areas where chemical pollutants are present. It would actually be perfect for the outside of your house, instead of inside the bathroom. It can be painted on a variety of surfaces, including concrete, glass, and other hardscapes.
The best way to keep your bathroom clean and free of pollutants is to paint with Activa Coatings. Not only will you protect your bathroom, saving you money, you will protect your family and their health.