Bathing aids like bath seats and bath cushions are extremely useful items, especially if you’re restricted by limited mobility. However, there’s nothing that doesn’t need any maintenance. And while your bath seat or bath pillow might not fall apart if you don’t care for them, they will definitely become breeding grounds for mold, fungus and bacteria. This could cause skin infections.
1. Daily cleaning: it’s much better to wash your bath cushion or seat slightly everyday; this will make certain that your bathing aids do not collect too much dirt and grime in the long term. And it’ll be much easier to wash them when they do become noticeably dirty.
Wipe off your bath seat or cushion with a sterile towel or soft cloth after you finish bathing, each time you use them. Don’t overlook the crevices where the various pieces of your bath help join together. In the event of a bathroom stool, keep it inflated while it dries.
The high humidity will promote the growth of bacteria and mold.
2. Monthly or routine cleaning: Your bathing aids will create some deposits of dirt and mould with time, in spite of your everyday cleaning routine. Then you will need to wash them more thoroughly.
Should they have noticeable signs of fungus or mold, first wipe them down with a solution of water and ammonia. Use soap and water to clean the plastic and metal components. Do not use harsh solvents because these could break down the glue glue used to bond some of those metallic and plastic components together. Use an antibacterial spray them when you’ve rinsed and wiped them. This will scratch the seat parts minutely. These minute scratches can become breeding areas for microbes.
For a Bath Cushion-You can hand-wash a bath cushion at a solution of water and ammonia or water and detergent. After you’ve finished rinsing it, then inflate it and let it air dry. You can wipe it down with a towel if you would like to hasten the drying process.
Your bathing aids have to be completely dry before you use them or keep them away, especially following this sort of big cleaning. Otherwise, all of your hard work may be wasted; lingering pockets of moisture may lead to new mould and bacterial growth.