It is common knowledge that the toilet is a generous host of many germs, not to mention the odor and unsightly mess. The most common types of bacteria you are likely to find in any bathroom are bacteroidaceae, E. coli, streptococcus and salmonella. Viruses such as norovirus, rotavirus, and hepatitis A and E also hang around the toilets. These bacteria are notorious for stomach flu, among other illnesses.

According to research done by popular science, the lifespan of germs can vary from hours to days depending on the bacteria or virus and the surface. Jason Tetro, a microbiologist, and author of The Germ Code and The Germ Files says the bathroom is the ultimate bacteria host and that E.coli can be found within six feet from the toilet. To get rid of the germs, he recommends that the toilet should be cleaned and disinfected once a week at the very least. Also, considering we have the menace of Covid 19 to deal with currently, we ought to disinfect toilet surfaces even more frequently depending on the usage.

Methods of toilet infection treatment

There are many infections one can pick from the toilet, especially women. They can be viral infections, bacterial or fungal. If you suspect you have an infection we recommend visiting your health practitioner so they can determine which category your infection lies and give you the proper treatment.

How much toilet paper do i need per month?

Did you know that there is an accurate answer to this very question? You can determine how much toilet paper you need by using a toilet paper calculator which was developed by Steven Diaz-Wood, the owner of

The calculator determines the rolls you will need per day, week and month; how long your current supply will last and how much a person uses per week.

According to the calculator, a household with four people needs 1.1 rolls of toilet paper a day, 8 rolls a week and 32 rolls a month.

Steven Wood also presents the following toilet paper “fun facts”:

  • Most people use the toilet 6-7 times a day, but 4-10 can also be “normal.”
  • The average consumer uses 8-9 sheets per wipe for 57 sheets a day.
  • The average person flushes the toilet up to 2,500 times a year.

How much toilet paper is too much?

Based on the toilet paper calculator using 8-9 sheets per wipe is the average for most people.

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