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Diseases You Can Catch from Dirty Bathrooms

A dirty toilet can be the breeding ground of many germs.

Yet, toilets are a necessary part of our lives. They help to collect human waste in a safe manner and dispose of it. The human waste is then used to generate biogas and fertilisers.

On that note, it is common sense to keep toilets clean and prevent them from becoming a breeding ground for pests or germs.

Moreover, opt for bathroom cleaning services today from ServiceZet and ensure that your bathroom is clean and safe for use.

Diseases You Can Catch from Dirty Toilets

  • Strep Throat

Strep throat is caused by the streptococcus bacteria which is found most commonly in washrooms and restrooms. Apart from strep throat, this bacterium causes a vast number of other diseases. It can spread when an infected person touches the door knobs, or taps or other surfaces of the bathroom.

  • Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea, which is often characterised by its loose motion is caused by Salmonella or Campylobacter bacteria. Furthermore, diarrhoea can be caused because of E.coli or shigella. This is mainly caused in places where the sanitation is very poor. Even certain parasites present on the faeces can cause diarrhoea. To stay safe from this condition, you can opt for bathroom cleaning services.

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  • Cholera

Cholera is one of those diseases that spreads because of poor sanitation. It usually enters the body through the faecal oral route. Proper sanitisation habits and cleanliness can help to prevent this disease which is also an endemic.

  • Gonorrhoea

This is a type of sexually transmitted disease or STD that spreads through the toilet seat. The infection can cause symptoms such as the thick green vaginal discharge. Moreover, it can be resistant to certain antibiotics.

  • Skin infections

Streptococci bacteria typically can cause skin infections such as impetigo and necrotising fasciitis. Moreover, this bacterium may cause boils in the bum and irritation on the skin near the anus.

  • Pneumonia

Strange as it sounds pneumonia can be caused by a dirty bathroom. The disease can be transmitted from the toilet seat if unclean hands are used. Therefore you can stay safe from the condition by regularly washing your hands.

  • Pubic lice

These pests can be crawling on the bathroom seat before they crawl into your pubic region. Moreover, they can also spread through sexual intercourse. The main symptom of this infection is any kind of itchiness in the night in the pubic region. Bathroom cleaning services from ServiceZet can help to eliminate these critters.

  • Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection is common among women who have poor sanitary habits. It is mostly caused if one is using Western-style toilets. In this disease one has high fever and sever lower body pain. UTI is common among younger women.

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  • Food poisoning

If one does not maintain good hygiene, for example, eating food without proper washing of hands after using the bathroom, one may be spreading the disease on to others. Salmonella virus can be spread from one family member to another in this way.

  • Stomach cramps

Stomach cramps can be due to E.coli bacteria which occurs due to contaminated toilet seats. It can get worse to the point of causing bloody stools and vomiting.


In conclusion, to keep your bathroom clean and tidy avail of bathroom cleaning services from ServiceZet. The deep cleaning and sanitization that we offer will help to keep your bathroom a safe and hygienic space.