How to Clean a Bathroom

by Natasha

This article lists the best and effective ways to clean a bathroom.

The bathroom is without a doubt one of the dirtiest places in your home. It is a breeding ground for germs and harbors many of the illnesses that could potentially put your family’s health in danger. For this reason, it is crucial that you take the time to clean your bathroom often and as thorough as you possibly can. Use the information below to get the most out of each and every cleaning. Read this guide on "How to clean a bathroom"

Cleaning Products

While soap and warm water will clean most areas of your home, it won’t do the trick when cleaning your bathrooms. Be very picky in the products that you choose to help get the job done. Learn to read labels on cleaning products. Ask yourself the following questions before you make the purchase.

  • Does the product contain disinfectant? 

Disinfectant will is the key to getting rid of all those germs, bacteria, and illnesses that threaten your family. A good bathroom cleaning product will contain disinfectant. Some will even go as far as explaining exactly what bacteria or illness they can ward off. Ensure that your cleaning products contain disinfectant.

  • Will the product help remove dirt and soap scrum? 

There are some areas of your bathroom that will require scrubbing. It isn’t always easy to remove dirt and soap scum that has built up over time. Ensure that the products that you choose to help clean your bathroom have scrubbing capabilities to remove even the toughest dirt.

  • Will the cleaning product leave a fresh smell? 

Bathrooms are often one of the smelliest places in your home. After you finish cleaning, you want your bathroom to smell fresh, right? Choose a scented cleaner to help get rid of harsh odors.

Finding one product to clean the entire bathroom may be difficult. Consider using a combination of products to get the job done effectively.

After you have chosen the cleaning products to help you clean your bathroom, it’s time to get started. Use the following information as a guide when cleaning.

  • Bathtubs and showers

This is a great place to begin your cleaning. Why? They are often the most difficult surfaces to get clean. Get the toughest projects out of the way first. When cleaning tubs and showers, enlist the help of a nice scrub pad to make the job easier on you. First, spray the tub/shower with a clean that will help loosen the soap scum and dirt. After a few minutes, you should be able to just wipe it away. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry.

  • Toilets

This is probably the most dreaded area of cleaning in the entire bathroom. For this project, invest in a toilet wand and cleaner so that you don’t have to stick your hand completely in the bowel. To remove stains, use a bleaching agent such as Clorox. Clean the outside of the toilet with disinfectant and a rag or paper towel that you can discard.

  • Sinks

This is also an area that you want to use the disinfectant. Spray the sink and counter top area with the cleaning agent, allow it to sit, and wipe the residue away with a damp cloth. Be sure to remove all of the excess cleaner from these surfaces as they are the ones that you and your family is most likely to come in contact with on a daily basis.

  • Mirrors

Clean your bathroom mirrors and other shiny surfaces with glass cleaner. A roll of paper towels and a good glass cleaner will ensure that you leave your mirrors looking as good as new.

  • Floors

It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to thoroughly clean the floors of your bathroom. A scented disinfectant will help get rid of the bad smells, germs, and dirt that are found on the floors of your bathroom. Be sure to thoroughly clean your mop after you have finished cleaning the floors.

  • Accessories

Most bathrooms will have knick knacks and other décor that needs to be cleaned periodically as well. It isn’t a bad idea to go ahead and clean the accessories with the disinfectant, too.

  • Rugs/floor mats

Be sure to wash your rugs and floor mats occasionally to ensure that you are tackling the germs that can build up on them. Consider changing out rugs at least once a year. Always look for signs of mildew. Throw away rugs that smell bad or have the appearance of mildew.

How long has it been since you cleaned your bathroom thoroughly? Use the information above to help you get the job done.  Hope you liked this guide on "How to clean a Bathroom".  Don't forget to share this article with your friends and family.

Updated: 05/18/2012, Natasha
 
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Rose on 03/06/2014

It's a good idea to use sink unblocker (or hot water and baking soda) to keep the bathroom drains fresh and free flowing too.

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