In a recent survey, Aucklander households admitted that they despise cleaning the bathroom more than other area of the home. Yet it is still the most cleaned area of a property. So how do you manage to do a thorough and efficient job?
One way is by following our guide. Read on as we discuss how to get a perfectly clean bathroom in your home.
Remove the clutter
The first step in your bathroom deep cleaning schedule is to remove the clutter. This will make the large tasks much easier.
Start by getting rid of any stray items on faucets and around the tub. It may include old toothpaste containers, shampoo bottles, and other containers. Go through your storage and trash any out-of-date medication or cosmetics that are no longer useful.
Open the windows and switch any mechanical ventilation on. Spray all the surfaces with a disinfectant spray and scrub them vigorously.
Deep cleaning a bathtub
The bathtub is one large area that can easily collect scum and dirt. However, tubs are made of a range of materials so may require different approaches. Our ways to sanitize different types of tubs are collected below.
Cleaning an acrylic tub
When cleaning an acrylic tub, you need to avoid harsh chemicals. This will dull the finish. Instead, create a mixture of one part baking soda to one part dish soap, including a few drops of lemon juice.
When this starts to froth, rub the tub in the solution and let it stand for 30 minutes. Clean the tub with a wet sponge when you return and spray it down with the shower. You will find the baking soda has managed to break down the scum without damaging acrylic coating.
Cleaning a porcelain or fiberglass tub
The mixture you will use here maybe too powerful for acrylic tubs. However, the vinegar-based mix can be used for several applications around the home, not just the bathtub.
For porcelain, tubs mix two parts vinegar to one part water. For fiberglass tubs, mix two parts vinegar to one part water. In both instances, include a few drops of lemon juice.
Place the solution in a spray bottle and generously apply it to the tub. Let it sit for twenty minutes. Return and scrub the tub with a damp cloth or sponge.
Clean the shower
Start by turning on the shower, making the walls and floor wet. This will make it easier to see where mildew has built up. You can spray a commercial cleaner or use a homemade solution to attack the areas.
Once you have scrubbed the surfaces down, spray the shower on them again. If they are still pitted, then you may need to repeat the process.
Remove the shower curtains and place them in the washing machine. If you have a screen, then get a squeegee that would be used for cleaning windows and use this to apply your cleaner.
Descale the shower head
When the showerhead scales, it occupies an awkward position than can be hard to clean. Any solution applied simply drips off. This means you need a way to submerge it in cleaning fluid.
For this, all you need to do is get a small grocery bag. Fill it with white vinegar, then tie it around the showerhead nozzle. Leave it overnight.
All you then need to do in the morning is remove the bags and give the nozzle a light scrub. This can also be done with chrome taps of faucets.
Cleaning the toilet
Next on your house cleaning schedule comes the dreaded toilet. Luckily, this is seldom as bad as it sounds. By following the correct cleaning order, you will have to do very little.
Start by dusting the toilet with a feather or giving it a light vacuum. This removes dry dirt and hair, which can be much more stubborn to get off once you have wet it.
After this, take a screwdriver and unscrew the toilet seat lid. On some models, you may have to go behind the toilets and remove the nuts. This allows you to clean the parts that hold the seat in place.
Once complete, get a pumice stone and remove any stains. Discoloration or hard water stains are the usual suspects. Toilet cleaner may help some of the more stubborn stains.
For the bowl, you can use a baking soda mix. Use a brush to get a good clean all the way around and avoid mixing it with other products.
Cleaning the sink
The sink holds the most bacteria in a bathroom, even more so than the toilet. It needs a thorough clean all over with standard disinfectant wipes. If you need to descale taps, do it in the same way mentioned under the shower cleaning section.
White household vinegar or baking soda should be placed down sinks. You can also use this in your bathtub. Allow them to sit for around 20 minutes before running hot water down them.
Your standard towels can be washed with your normal laundry. However, hand towels take in a lot more bacteria. Put them on a separate, high-temperature sanitizing wash or bleach them.
Make sure you dry your towels spread out. If they are folded, moulid and bacteria can form increases. Avoid placing any wet towels close to the toilet.
Steps to a clean bathroom
Now you know these hacks for a clean bathroom, you just need to get your supplies. Create a list of everything you need then visit the store. Where possible, always try to use natural or organic cleaners.
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