Ok, my BIGGEST pet peeve in Real Estate Photography is going through beautiful listing photos and BAM...the toilet seat is up. Drives me mad. It's unprofessional on all accounts, unsightly and unhealthy.
As much as it is aesthetically displeasing to view, here is the #1 reason toilet seats should be down, especially in light of a pandemic:
When you pull the lever, in addition to taking whatever business you’ve left behind down into the sewer pipes, your toilet also releases something called “toilet plume” into the air — which is basically a spray filled with microscopic bacteria, including E. coli. According to research, the germs emitted in the spray can linger in the air for up to six hours, and disperse themselves all over your bathroom … including on your toothbrush, towels and beauty products.
With the average household of four flushing a toilet 16 to 20 times per day, can you imagine how important a toilet seat being down can help? Train your Photographer and please do not post pics with a toilet seat up!
Stay clean and keep that lid down, ESPECIALLY in your Real Estate Photography.