How to Clean Your Bathroom Effectively: All the Steps to Take
The typical bathroom is a paradise for germs. This is just one of the many reasons why it’s so important to keep your bathroom clean and tidy.
Yes, it takes work. But the end result is always worth it. Are you interested in learning how to clean your bathroom effectively? Continue reading and we’ll walk you through everything you need to know.
Take Everything Out of the Bathroom
In order to get the cleanest results, you want your bathroom to start as empty as possible. This way, you can clean every surface of the bathroom.
Take all of the products out of your bathtub and/or shower. Also, remove all of the rugs and towels from the bathroom. And remember to take everything off of the counters and take away the garbage can too.
Scrub Your Shower
Body soil, soap scum, hair products, and bath oil can build up and dirty your lovely shower. All while faucets, fixtures, and tub rims can provide places for mildew, mold, and moisture to collect.
Before cleaning any other part of the bathroom, make sure to spray the shower area with plenty of all-purpose bathroom cleaner. Let the product stand while you clean other parts of the bathroom. While the cleaner stands, it will dissolve soap scum and oils so you won’t have to scrub so hard to remove the dirt.
Now it’s time to start scrubbing. Get an abrasive scrubbing pad so that you can get rid of deposits on the shower floor as well as bathtub rings.
A tile brush will be able to scrub away tile grout and also reach corners and crevices. And the handle will keep your knuckles safe so they don’t accidentally hit the tub. You can also get rid of buildup deposits near the faucet and tub fixtures by using a cleaning toothbrush.
If you have a detachable showerhead, go ahead and rinse everything off. If you don’t have one that detaches, get a showerhead that attaches to the tap of the bathtub. These showerheads are often used for bathing pets or shampooing hair.
But they can also make it a lot easier to rinse the walls of your showers and tubs.
Brush the Toilet
Cleaning one’s toilet is probably the least enjoyable part of cleaning the bathroom. But it’s necessary nonetheless. First off, you should put liquid or granulated toilet bowl cleaner into the toilet bowl. Give it several minutes so that it can dissolve any deposits and kill off the germs.
Next, you’re going to want to grab your handy toilet brush. If your current one is mashed or flattened, then you’ll want to replace it. You need those bristles standing at attention so that they can do an effective job.
A curved bowl brush will be able to reach up and under the rim of the toilet so that it can brush away any hidden deposits. And if your toilet seems to sport a ring that regular brushing won’t get rid of, you should try using a pumice stone. This natural stone is great at removing sticky deposits.
Now, grab an all-purpose bathroom cleaner or a disinfecting spray cleaner and spray the toil seat, tank, rim, bowl, and lid. Make sure to read the product’s label so you know how to long to leave it standing. Finish it off by wiping everything up and drying the toilet with a fresh cleaning towel.
If you have boys in the home, no matter what age, you most likely have urine standing at the base of your toilet. This can lead to floor damage if not properly cleaned up. Get a cleaning toothbrush and disinfecting cleaner to brush away any stray urine dribbles.
Clean the Sink
At the sink, you’re likely to find overspray from hair products as well as hardened toothpaste remainders. Remove light film and soil by getting out your all-purpose bathroom cleaner.
For more hardened grime, soft-scrub and abrasive cleaners should be used. You can easily rinse these off from ceramic surfaces. Also, cleaners that have bleach in them get rid of tough toothpaste dribbles as well as clean the surfaces.
You can also be more eco-friendly by using your own homemade bathroom cleaners. They’ll help keep your bathroom clean without using toxic chemicals or spending too much money.
Wash the Floor
Mold and mildew on the floor of your bathroom can lead to a variety of nasty foot ailments. Avoid this problem by giving your floors a good wash.
First, before you break out the mop, you want to sweep the floor. Vacuuming a bathroom floor isn’t going to be that effective. Instead, a small broom is all you need. Make sure that you sweep along the edges of the bathroom and collect the dirt and the dust in the middle of the floor.
And don’t forget to get behind the toilet and under any standing fixtures. You can then use a dustpan or damp towel to remove the dust pile from your bathroom.
Now it’s time to break out your rag. You can use a bucket if you want or just fill up your sink with warm water. This latter option is going to save you space in the bathroom. Add a few drops of dish soap and one-quarter cup of vinegar to the water.
Dunk the rag and scrub your floor. Rinse off the rag between passes.
Hire a Maid Service
Cleaning your bathroom can take a lot of time, effort, and energy. Luckily, if you need the job done well and done quickly, you can hire a professional maid service.
A reliable maid service will do a lot more than just wash and scrub your tub, shower, and toilet. They’ll clean the mirrors, polish the chrome, remove cobwebs, and clean your doors and windows too.
The Importance of Knowing How to Clean Your Bathroom
Knowing how to clean your bathroom is an invaluable skill that you can take with you for the rest of your life. But also, sometimes a cleaning job is too difficult or too long to do on your own. When that’s the case, don’t hesitate to contact your local maid service.
Are you looking to have your bathroom or any other part of your house cleaned? If so, contact us today and see what we can do for you!