Bathrooms can get pretty gross pretty fast. And once they do, they become more than just messy. All sorts of germs can be found even in a clean bathroom and not to mention a dirty one. E.coli, strep throat, salmonella, and paratuberculosisare just a few diseases which can originate from an unsanitary bathroom. Cleaning is one of those chores that you never seem to get around to. That’s why it’s best to approach it head-on. Do it thoroughly and systematically and once you’re done – you know that not a spot was missed.
Tiles, walls, and ceiling
There is a neat little trick that will help you clean the whole bathroom without too much work. Apply any all-purpose cleaner on all the tiles including the floor. In the same time, let the hot water run from all faucets for about 5 minutes. Close the faucet and shut thedoor and the windows. The steam will build up and mix with the cleaner, creating a nice glaze on the walls. After about 20 minutes, get back in there and wipe it all with a clean mop. You might want to apply a coat of wax on the tiles once a year as well.
First of all, pour a cup of baking soda into the toilet bowl, let it sit for a couple of minutes, then brush and flush. It will remove the stains caused by mineral deposits, but it won’t damage the surface of the toilet bowl. Next, you should clean the brush itself. Secure it between the seat and the basin, so it hovers over the toilet and pour bleach over it. Let it sit for a while and put it under water. Remember to close the toilet when you flush – that’s how most of the germs get spread around.
Soak a non-abrasive sponge in a solution, made out of baking soda and ammonia. Use it to scrub the tub gently and repeatedly until you are satisfied with the outcome. Rinse it well and wipe it with a clean rag, to avoid a white coat a baking soda leaves. If the surface of the tub is damaged, next round of cleaning will just damage it more, so you might want to think about properly mending its surface, advise at Blue Lagoon Bathrooms. You’ll be surprised to see just how a well done resurfacing job can completely change the look of your bathroom.
Pour white vinegar or baking soda and flush it with hot water. Use disposable disinfection wipes to clean the faucet. If you must use cloths instead, remember which one was used for what and don’t mix them up. People usually don’t pay enough attention to cleaning the sink, but it is probably the dirtiest place in the whole bathroom. Add some baby oil to the soap dish so it doesn’t’ get all sticky and slimy.
Before you start any work – flip the circuit breaker – safety comes first. Remove the cover and let it soak in warm water and dish soap. Use the vacuum cleaner to clean the fan blades and then wipe it with a damp cloth. Remove the dust from the motor using a clean paintbrush and make sure to be meticulous when you do it. Make sure the cover is completely dry before you put it back. If you have the skills for it, you can also install a switch timer on the fan, so it automatically turns off after 30 minutes. That way you will keep the air clean and the electricity bill low.
Be methodical with the clean up and it will pay off, not just in terms of hygiene, but it will also make every other cleaning easier and faster.