Wed. Apr 8th, 2020

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Bathroom

Did you know?

There are 77,000 distinct types of bacteria and viruses lurking in your bathroom. 

Bacillus is a common bacteria type of them and can be harmful to both humans and animals.  

Some bacteria like gran positive cocci can cause skin infections and pneumonia. E.coli is another bacterium that causes diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain. If you walk barefoot in the bathroom, you might end up catching dermatophyte fungi, like athlete’s foot. Certain bacteria types are resistant to antibiotics.

When you flush the toilet lid up, the fecal bacteria can transmit to damp, dark places and thrive due to the aerosol effect. 

It means that your bathroom is breeding ground for bacteria. Or you can say that it is a cesspool for bacteria.

That’s why you should get serious about your bathroom cleaning. Keeping your bathroom clean and disinfected helps minimize the spread of fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Apart from that, a regular cleaning schedule can remove the buildups of grime and dirt, making your bathroom sparkling clean. 

By performing routine cleans, removing tough stains, disinfecting bowl, and taking steps to keep your floor clean, you can keep the bathroom clean and sanitized. Here’s how… 

Remove all Items

First of all, make sure to remove all items from their spots before you start with the cleaning. Also, move out small side tables or movable cabinets so that you can give deep clean to every corner. 

Do Dusting and Sweeping

The next step is to get rid of dust. So pick up a duster with a long handle to remove cobwebs in corners, vents, or on light fixtures. Stepladder can be used to access the cobwebs that are beyond your reach. Once you are done with that, sweep or vacuum the floors to remove hair and other debris that might have accumulated here and there in the bathroom. 

Now your bathroom is ready for intensive cleaning. 

Clean the Shower

Spray an all-purpose cleaning product on the shower walls and the showerhead. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Wipe off with a wet cloth. 

However, don’t use abrasive scrub pads or steel wool as they can affect the finish. 

If your shower head is clogged with buildup caused by hard water or soap scum, secure a plastic grocery bag around the showerhead. Fill the container with vinegar so that the showerhead can get submerged entirely into it. Secure it with a rubber band. Leave it for overnight. Then, use an old toothbrush to scrub the water holes. Also, remove mildew spots from the shower curtain with the solution made from 2/3 water and 1/3 bleach. Or you can wash it in hot water with bleach and soap. 

Clean the Toilet

Coat the inner sides of the bowl with a commercial cleaner or baking soda. Let it rest for 20 minutes and then scrub with a toilet brush before flushing. The outside of the container can be cleaned with the all-purpose cleaner. And don’t forget to clean your toilet brush after every use. Hold the brush over the toilet and pour bleach on the bristles. Wait for 10 minutes and then wash it with water. 

Clean the Floor

Apart from using a commercial cleaner, you can make your floor cleaner using two parts of baking soda and one part water. Dip your mop into the container of cleaning solution, wring out extra water, and then start cleaning your floor. Make sure to start from the farthest end of the bathroom to avoid walking over your freshly cleaned floors. 

Wipe the Mirrors

Spray mirror cleaners or water on the mirror and wipe it. Use a clean towel to wipe the mirror dry. Or you can use the mixture of vinegar and water in equal ratio if you don’t have any commercial glass cleaner. 

Scrub the Tiles

There are many natural tile cleaning solutions to choose from. Or you can make your own by mixing two parts of baking soda with one piece of hydrogen peroxide. This homemade solution is useful for fragile or coarse tiles. Apply your cleaning solution all over the tiles. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Afterward, scrub the grout lines. Rinse with water. Apply a grout sealer after a day if required.

Clean the Sink

Bathroom sinks are likely to get covered with a lot of grime, filth, toothpaste, soap, hair, makeup, and minerals buildup. Even worse, they also harbor dangerous germs and bacteria. They are an important part of your bathroom cleaning.

Here’s how to sanitize and deep clean your bathroom sink:

  • Use clean, wet cotton or dish sponge to wipe the sink’s interior. Try to take out debris and grime as much as you can. 
  • Rinse the sink before using a cleaning product. Run hot water into the sink and splash the water across the surface. 
  • Spray the sink with any bathroom cleaner. Cover all parts of the sink while spraying, including the faucet. 
  • Wipe it with a clean cloth. 

How Often Should You Clean Your Bathroom?

So these are some cleaning tips that not only disinfect your bathroom but also make it look sparkling clean.

How often should you clean your bathroom?

Some areas should be treated daily, while other areas should be cleaned once a week. For example, the toilet seat should be cleaned once a day with an antibacterial cleaner or wipe, especially if you have kids in the house. However, showerheads and sinks can be cleaned once a week. Your mirror requires a daily wipe down for dust, toothpaste stains, and lint.

If you are running short of time due to a busy lifestyle, the optimal solution is to clean and disinfect your entire bathroom once a week. We Clean Bathrooms surely help you in that.

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