After what they go through every day, sinks, tubs, toilet, and showers deserve to be cleaned thoroughly. However, cleaning a bathroom is something that most people don’t look forward to hence the need to do it quickly and efficiently. The best thing about bathroom cleaning is that most of them have been designed with modern plumbing fixtures that make it easier to perform the cleaning tasks. While the process may seem dreadful it is something that eventually needs to be done on a day to day basis. Below is a detailed guide on how to clean a bathroom quickly and efficiently.
Supplies and Equipment
Before you proceed to clean the bathroom, you will need to first arm yourself with some equipment and supplies that will help you perform the task:
- Scrub brush.
- Soap scum and mildew remover.
- Cleaning spray.
- Glass cleaner.
- Toilet brush.
- Toilet bowl cleaner.
- Clean rags.
- Floor cleaner.
A sink will normally endure a lot of dirt and grime that can range from overspray from hair products to toothpaste dribbles. It is important to keep it sparkling with regular cleaning so as to make anyone who is using it feel completely comfortable and re-assured. Start by pouring baking soda or white vinegar down the drain and then wash it down with hot water. When cleaning the faucet, it is highly recommended to use disposable disinfecting wipes that help to greatly reduce bacteria. Once the handles have been cleaned, you can now floss the faucet. For cleaning the narrow space where the base of the faucet and the taps meet the sink, use a stringy material.
Shower and Tub
Hair products, bathing oil, body oil, and soap scum are all responsible for assaulting the shining surfaces of the tub and shower while moisture, mildew, and mold will find good hiding places under faucets, fixtures, and tub rims. If these areas go without proper cleaning for a long time, the moisture deposits will eventually harden and ossify and mildew and mold will spread to dark corners.
Start by spraying the area around the tub with a good amount of all-purpose bathroom cleaner and allow it to stay there for some time while you go to clean elsewhere. This will help the cleaner to dissolve soap scum and oils properly making it easier to remove.
Use abrasive scrubbing pads when removing shower deposits on the floor or bathtub rings. Tile brushes are able to reach into corners and cracks to scrub the tile grout out while its handle will protect your knuckles from getting in contact accidentally with the tub. When cleaning the deposits around the faucet or tub fixtures, an old, unusable toothbrush will do a quick job of removing deposits that have built up around these areas.
Dealing with the toilet is probably the most unpleasant task of all when it comes to bathroom cleaning. However unfortunate the process is, it is something that must be done as all members of a household will need to use it on a daily basis. Below are a few ideas to keep your toilet looking clean and welcoming.
- Be Patient – Place the liquid bowl toilet cleaner into the bowl and let it get to work. Let it stay there for a while (15 – 20 minutes) so as to allow the deposits to dissolve and kill the germs.
- Use a Proper Brush – Having a decent bowl brush is a must when cleaning a toilet. If yours is mashed up or flattened, replace it as soon as possible as you will need the bristles to be able to do a good job. Curved bowl brushes can reach up and under the rim fo the toilet to get rid of deposits which cannot be seen properly.
- Clean the Base – If urine is allowed to stand at the base of a toilet, it can lead to floor damage and odor problems around the house. Use a disinfecting cleaner and an old, unusable toothbrush to clean the stray dribbles that end up on the toilet’s base.
- Disinfect – Use a disinfecting spray cleaner or an all-purpose spray cleaner to spray the seat and rims, toilet rims, tank, and the exterior of the bowl. Anti-bacterial cleaning products normally require a certain amount of exposure time in order to completely kill germs. Ensure that you check on the label of the anti-bacterial product you are using for the recommended wait time.
Glass Doors and Fiberglass Showers
These surfaces require attentive care. Use a non-abrasive cleaner such as an all-purpose bathroom cleaner, baking soda, or pine oil. Scrubbing pads or abrasive cleaners should not be used as they may end up scratching or dulling the glass finish. Glass shower doors that are cloudy can be cleaned using strong white vinegar or a commercial lime and scale remover. When using these types of products, ensure that your bathroom is properly ventilated and keep your skin and clothing protected.
Despite being a boring and mundane task, cleaning a bathroom is actually quite simple if you follow the above simple procedures. Whenever you finish cleaning your bathroom, whether you’ve done a quick general cleaning or a deep cleaning that took hours, make sure that you dry all surfaces well. Don’t forget to also clean the ceiling. Use a spray bottle containing bleach water solution to eliminate the mildew spots on the ceiling and always remember to wear rubber gloves so as to maintain hygiene. Following these simple procedures will ensure that cleaning your bathroom feels more easy and fun.