The bathroom can be the most used room in any household. Bathrooms see a lot of action on a daily basis. A bathroom is often taken for granted and not appreciated for all that it offers us. We spend a lot of our time in the bathroom, from emptying bladders, to washing, showering and for many females, doing hair and makeup. With so many things to do in one room, it is more likely to get dirty quicker than any other room in the house.
As much as we would like to have a clean bathroom, no one enjoys the chore of actually having to clean it.
This article aims to make the undesirable art of bathroom cleaning a little easier, quicker and thus enjoyable. Bathroom surfaces are made of materials which are easily cleanable, meaning that not too much effort, pressure or scrubbing is needed –good news right? In most situations, warm water and a product of some sort are enough to do the job.
Product developers and inventors are making our cleaning jobs even easier by providing leave on sprays etc. meaning that you could potentially clean your bathroom without the use of a sponge! Score!
Counter tops are exposed to everything from makeup to toothpaste. Luckily, counter tops are made of strong, durable material, making them super easy to clean. Home remedies, such as baking soda mixtures and solutions are great for cleaning counters. If you do plan on using a commercial product, check that it is suitable for use on your surfaces, and always perform a patch test to avoid damaging the surface.
Nothing is less attractive than looking into a mirror covered in toothpaste spatter! Bathroom mirrors should be regularly cleaned, ensuring that the frame is also given a good wipe down. Specialist mirror/window cleaners are available although a simple mix of vinegar and water will work wonders on your mirror.
Bathtubs should be rinsed after every bath to avoid the build up of bacteria etc. When it comes to cleaning bathtubs, make sure that you know whether you have a traditional porcelain bathtub or a newer plastic one. Products should then be used accordingly. Ensure that you clean around the taps and remove any rust, limescale and other marks e.g. hair dye stains.
Standing showers need to be rinsed down after every shower to prevent the growth of mildew and the formation of grime. You also need to keep the shower door slightly open to allow circulation. If you find that mildew has grown, use a mildew removing product, which can be found widely in shops. Bleach may work if your mildew is not severe.Shower curtains and bath mats are always ignored and forgotten. Remember, these need to be cleaned as well. These should be regularly sprayed and cleaned with disinfectant. Once in a while, it is wise to wash them in the washing machine. Yes, that’s right – the washing machine. In order to make sure that they do not tear, include a couple of towels in the wash.
Toilets should be cleaned on a regular basis. Use an appropriate product and a toilet brush. Keeping toilet blocks in the tank or hanging one in the toilet basin will not only keep your toilet fresh, but also clean.
Drains should be cleaned regularly. Soda crystals are most effective at clearing out your drains and dissolving anything that may bock your sink, shower etc.
When cleaning a bathroom, it is most important to remember to clean EVERYTHING. Bacteria can accumulate anywhere and will multiply very fast.