RACINE, Wis., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you find yourself doing more than your basic primping and freshening in the bathroom, then you're not alone. According to a national survey commissioned by Scrubbing Bubbles®, most people are on autopilot and leave behind mess and dirt from daily activities and spend less than 20 minutes each week cleaning the bathroom.
The Scrubbing Bubbles® The Dirty Work Index1 asked consumers nationwide to admit to their unconventional bathroom habits to prove people are doing much more than showering behind closed bathroom doors. The results uncovered the most elusive - and some cringe worthy - bathroom behaviors.
Busy bathroom? You're not alone.
From the morning shower to nightly flossing and all the visits in between, the bathroom is one of the most frequented rooms in the home. The Scrubbing Bubbles® The Dirty Work Index found people will do some quirky things in the bathroom.
- Confessions from the Throne: With every bathroom visit, 68 percent of men are flushing with the toilet seat up, leaving behind a fine layer of filth.
- Hygiene Hijinks: Three out of four millennials say, in addition to washing their hair in the shower, they also wash their pets, dirty shoes or undergarments in the same tub they use to get clean.
- The Blame Game: In a case of whodunit, 80 percent of women confess to leaving their hair and sticky grooming product residue all over the sink and floor, but are also more likely than men to claim their children or significant other are the bathroom mess-makers.
Since consumers are using their bathrooms to the max, eliminating germs and bacteria is only half the battle. Our radical bathroom habits add up, pointing the need for more than a simple surface wipe and calling for a 100 percent complete clean that disinfects.
With nearly half of people surveyed (43 percent) use disinfecting wipes to surface clean their bathroom, the mess still remains. However, gaining a complete clean does not have to be time-consuming or difficult. Scrubbing Bubbles® can tackle tough (and unfamiliar) messes without backbreaking effort. When used as directed, it gets rid of germs―killing 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria*―tough dirt and grime for complete clean.
With proof of our bathroom escapades, the people at Scrubbing Bubbles® know we all want a 100 percent problem solved when it comes to bathroom messes.
Scrubbing Bubbles® Multi Purpose Bathroom Cleaner is available in the cleaning aisle of most food, drug and mass-merchandise stores, $2.99.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE®, and RIDSECT®. The 128-year-old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs nearly 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
1The Scrubbing Bubbles® Dirty Work Index Survey was based on a nationally representative sample of 2,500 American adults ages 18+. It was conducted from October 18-23, 2014 by Edelman Berland. The margin of error, at the 95% confidence level, is +/- 1.96%.
*When used as directed, kills Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, Influenza A (H1N1) Virus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Rotavirus, Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Salmonella enterica (Salmonella), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli (0157:H7) (E. coli), Listeria monocytogenenes, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Availability: Scrubbing Bubbles® products are available in grocery, drug and mass-merchandise retailers.
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