Ever wonder why despite efforts to keep your house spotlessly clean you find discoloration on things? Do you find stains that appear yellow and nobody in the household smokes?
The discoloration and yellowish appearance could be the by-product of not washing hands after using the restroom. Urine can stain. If there is a frequent non-handwasher the spread of germs after using the bathroom isn’t the only contamination. Furniture, clothes, carpet, walls and anything else that gets touched is at risk of discoloration. Even paint may start peeling with frequent touch of urine.
When hands aren’t washed after a restroom break they can contract urine or feces. Touching toilet paper can allow a person to touch urine or feces if either soaked through during a wipe.
Stains might not be that noticeable. You may see a slight discoloration and not think much of how it got there.
Asking someone to wash their hands after a bathroom break may not get them to do it nor would posting a sign up over the sink or toilet. If you had the only key to the toilet and everyone had to ask you for it before they could use the bathroom you would be able to keep track of when someone went. You might even wait outside the door and ask to touch their hands if you suspect they aren’t washing their hands. If they just got through washing their hands they should feel slightly moist or damp since they may not have thoroughly dried their hands. Their hands may also be cold or hot depending on the water adjustments they used to wash with.
Checking to see who’s washing their hands can be found in who is touching what. Notice who frequently touches certain things or more often than others. If you have a sofa pillow for instance, that one person usually holds or lounges on you can wash the pillow to make sure it’s clean and watch for discoloration. Watch for common discoloration. Food or drink spill stains don’t count but do pay attention to the food or drink spills that are yellow so you can exclude them. Ground in dirt that’s pretty typical. If you start to notice yellowish discoloration and the discoloration keeps building up and growing into deeper more obvious shades of stain then there’s an excellent chance that the person clinging to the pillow isn’t washing their hands. If you still aren’t sure if the yellowish discoloration is urine stains then hold your nose close to the stain and smell it. If it’s urine it should give off a distinct odor.