The bathroom is the room that benefits the most from smart technology when it comes to hygiene improvement. We need to keep the bathroom squeaky clean to avoid a massive build-up of bacteria, which can easily occur with not caring. Smart technology gives you more durable, hygienic, and eco-friendly solutions to the many issues that plague the bathroom. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it.
What’s the Benefit of Going Smart?
Reaching Sustainability Goals
As time goes by, people are becoming more and more aware of the necessity of being eco-friendly and caring for the environment. One of the best qualities of smart technology is that it helps us reach sustainability goals. Bathrooms are notorious for being large generators of waste, so implementing smart technology wherever possible will result in a highly-effective improvement in reaching sustainability goals.
Longer Life Span
Aside from the previously aforementioned factors, smart technology also offers a longer life span for most of its products. They use durable materials such as stainless steel for the product to last a significantly longer duration of time. That results in a higher cost-effective purchase that will both save you money and help the environment.
Reducing Water Waste
One of the biggest sustainability issues is water waste, and going smart helps immensely in this regard. Smart technology is used to make intervals between the use of materials and water, resulting in those materials not getting wasted, and you get the optimal amount of use out of them. Results may vary, but when comparing places that use smart technology for soap, and those that don’t, the places that have seen better results across the board. Some of them have even reduced the use of soap to up to 90%!
Use Antimicrobial Paint
It certainly comes as no surprise to know that your bathroom has a ton of bacteria in it (shocker). Many of the bacteria will be on the floor, whether it is from the splashing water from the toilet, dust build-up, or people stepping on the floor with filthy boots or socks. With this in mind, one of the better ways of minimizing the bacteria build-up on the floor is by using antimicrobial paint. Sure, you can do the job by cleaning the bathroom every few days, but why go through the trouble when you can have a more sustainable solution. Antimicrobial paint adds an extra layer of protection on the surface it’s applied on. You can also find tiles and toilets that already have these additives applied.
Use Self-cleaning Toilets
Aside from being a more hygienic option, self-cleaning toilets allow you to avoid the dirty work of cleaning the toilet yourself (which is a Godsend by itself). So, unless you want to get your gloves on and start scrubbing, self-cleaning toilets are the way to go. They use specialized cleaning agents that coat the upper layer of the toilet bowl. It prevents the build-up of bacteria and our organic waste. Not enough for you? Don’t worry. There’s more. Most of these toilets also use chemicals with every flush that act as a disinfectant. These toilets also have higher water pressure to prevent feces and other unwanted waste from sticking on the sides.
Add Soap Dispensers
A soap dispenser is a much more hygienic variant in comparison to regular soups. A block of soap is going to be touched by everyone’s filthy hands, and some bacteria will remain on it and get transferred onto the next person who uses it. By using a soap dispenser, you completely bypass this problem. If you want to take this a step further, you can install a touchless soap dispenser, which makes the entire procedure, as you might have guessed, touchless. No matter your choice, whatever you opt for will turn out to be a more hygienic option.
The Bidet is an underrated item that is slowly getting more attraction. Not many people know that bidets are a more eco-friendly option than wiping. According to Scientific American, to make a single roll of toilet paper, 140 litres of water is needed. In contrast, a single bidet usage will use around 500 ml of water on average, aside from being better for the environment and pioneers in water-waste management. They are also a cleaner alternative for your body. Bidet toilet seats will have fewer bacteria, allow for more thorough cleaning after you do your business, and stand out as a great hygienic quality of life upgrade.
Build Smart Showers
Smart showers are a unique solution to water waste. They effectively allow you to program how long the shower will run when you press the button. After the time interval has passed, the shower will turn itself off. It can be annoying at times, but this saves a large amount of water during each shower. Smart showers also give you the option of programming the duration of the water flow during one session