The ambience - problems & solutions

Visualise your bathroom. If you're seeing wet towels on the floor, an overflowing wash basket, orange tiles, and a mouldy shower curtain, perhaps it's time to transform this room.

Bathroom drainpipes - problems & solutions

Bathroom drainpipes are easily clogged by hair, soap particles and toothpaste, making the already dark, hot and moist circumstances in drains fertile breeding ground for germs.

Bathroom air - problems & solutions

Air quality in bathrooms is generally low, as there is insufficient ventilation and tremendously high levels of humidity, as steam emits from both the bath and the shower.

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E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

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