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Why Taking Your Tablet to the Toilet Has 99.9% of All Known Germs

Believe it or not, taking your smartphone or tablet to the toilet means more germs on your digital device than the toilet seat

At some point in the day, we are guilty as charged in terms of taking our digital devices to the bathroom. In the same way we used to take a book or magazine to the lavatory, we do the same with our iPads, iPhones or whatever device we have to hand. Next time, before you do, consider this thought. Taking your digital device to the toilet means more germs on your tablet or ‘phone than the toilet seat.

That is definite. Scientific proof. In 2011, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine cited that one in six handsets had a trace of faecal matter. Poop. Detritus. Excreta. Or any other word, less eloquent than the last two that we shan’t mention.So, next time you are talking to your loved one on the ‘phone, give the handset a clean.

Oh, and try not to take it to the toilet. Unless you have the right kind of wipes. Why does this matter? Your smartphone, and possibly your digital tablet, has ten times more germs than the toilet seat. If Domestos kills 99% of all known germs, does your iPad have 90% of the 1% of germs that the bleach cannot shift?

As for wet wipes, a pack of baby wipes are the wrong kind of wipes for your devices. A pack of antibacterial wipes. You should be able to get a pack for less than a pint of real ale. A set of computer screen wipes should also do the trick. If you can get a portable pack for your backpack or handbag, it is a small price to pay for a clean handset. Whether you take your smartphone to the toilet or otherwise.

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Spring Clean Your Bathroom

Why not have a new-look bathroom this spring?

Spring is a time associated with new life; with daffodils and crocuses sprouting; also lighter nights. It is a time to clean up and start afresh. A good time to consider home improvements as well. With spring upon us, why not treat yourself to a nice new bathroom or wet room?

There could be several reasons as to why you need a new look bathroom or wet room. Firstly, your present bathroom suite looks dated. Secondly, you might have difficulty getting upstairs and need a second bathroom or wet room on the ground floor. Thirdly, your existing suite may not be that easy to clean.

If a ‘bog standard’ bathroom suite doesn’t tick off the boxes you need, a bespoke solution is the best option. You might need a toilet with a higher bowl; the shower you need could be a power shower. You might prefer a bath to a shower cubicle. Your choice of tiling could be more esoteric or restrained.

This is where we come in. With a consultation, we shall discuss your requirements. For example: the style of bathroom and its fixtures. We have had over 20 years experience of creating dream bathrooms in Sheffield and surrounding areas, including the whole of Derbyshire from Dronfield to Swadlincote. Also Nottinghamshire and Doncaster.

Whether you choose a modern bathroom or a traditional one, we at Bespoke Bathroom Solutions will be of assistance. We are flexible, reliable, and all our work is done on time and to budget. For a free no-obligation quote, call us on 0114 258 6372, or send us an email to We shall get back to you as soon as possible.