E. coli is a destructive bacterium which can make you extremely sick.
However, with effective E. coli prevention, you can reduce the risk of
infection and stop it spreading. We’re here to answer questions like “what
causes E. coli?” and “how can you get E. coli?”, and to show how Domex gets
rid of bacteria like E. coli from your toilet, from where it can spread.
Let’s take a look at what this infection is all about.
E. coli symptoms
Before we answer the questions “where does E. coli come from?” and “how do
you get E. coli?” it’s important to establish what it is. E. coli
(Escherichia coli) is a bacterial infection that leads to nasty symptoms
Blood in stools
The latter of these symptoms is also a way for E. coli to spread, which is
why ultimate toilet hygiene is crucial.
What causes E. coli?
One of the first steps in preventing the illness from entering your home is
to answer the question “how can you get E. coli?” There are three main
How do you contract E. coli from food? It can be found in a number of
meats, including cattle and sheep, as the E. coli bacteria transfers
from their gut to the cut after slaughter. Runoff from animal farms can
also contaminate fresh produce. Leafy green vegetables like spinach,
are particularly vulnerable.
How can you catch E. coli from water? It’s as simple as drinking it
from a source that hasn’t been treated properly.
Contact with an infected person:
Finally, E. coli can be transferred from person to person via
inadequate personal hygiene and household hygiene, especially in and
That answers the question of “where does E. coli come from?” Now down to
the business of how to prevent E. coli in your home.
How to prevent E. coli with personal hygiene
E. coli prevention starts with hand washing:
After handling animals
After contact of any kind with an infected person
Before and after food preparation
After handling nappies, soiled clothing or bedding
After using the toilet
E. coli prevention tactics at home
Now onto household cleaning, a vital part of E. coli prevention. Follow
these tips to protect your home:
Clean your bathroom thoroughly – grab the bleach and get to work on
basins, taps and surfaces. Pay special attention to your toilet, as this is
a major cause of E. coli spread. Using Domex bleach will enable you to kill
all known germs dead.
Wipe down handles regularly to stop the spread of germs
Clean the washing machine after washing soiled clothes or bedding.
Discard all cleaning materials when finished
When it comes to sanitising your home, bleach is the superhero of home
hygiene. Lab tests show how effective Domex products are at germ-killing –
now you’ve got frontline defence in the battle against E. coli.