Each room in a house sometimes needs a deep cleaning, and the bathroom requires a special effort. Everything from the shower curtain to the toothbrush can be the area of bacteria, including some harmful for the human body, including antibiotic-resistant gram-negative rods. It can be a reason for skin infections, pneumonia, and septicemia. It is necessary to know how to clean a bathroom so that it does not just look clean but is also free of all that possibly dangerous bacteria.
Things like bathtubs, showers, faucets, and toilets are needed to clean once a week, and deep clean a bathroom about once a month. Weekly cleanings will keep things neat and protect bacteria from gathering up, and monthly deep cleaning will ensure fixing up faulty areas.
Regarding these problem areas, see that the shower curtain and shower floor contain 60 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, and toothbrushes also can be an unexpected place for growing germs. And a simple cleaning is not enough when it needs to kill all those bacteria and germs.
Bearing all this in mind, here is how to clean a bathroom, you can be comfortable without thinking much about what you else to do.
Steps To Clean a Bathroom Fast and Efficiently
Following the below steps, you can clean the bathroom as it deserves.
Clean The Mess
The first step before cleaning to do, remove the clutter and anything which occupies the space. Take a bath mat and follow the directions on the tag to clean. Most bath mats can be a wash through the cold water and then hung to dry.
Take a piece of clean microfiber cloths, and spray on them anti-bacterial spray or distilled white vinegar. Then softly wipe down all things in the bathroom like shampoo and conditioner bottles, toothbrush handles, and contact cases. After cleaning them, move out of the bathroom and put them in another place as they can dry up.
There should not be any countertop or floor items in the room while the bathroom starts to clean. To circulate enough fresh air, open the window if there is any. If there is no window in the bathroom, then turn on a fan.
Vacuum all Coverings
No matter if you have long or short hair, there is a big chance that a lot of it ends up on the bathroom floor. It is the same for the dust that floats in the air around us. For this reason, vacuuming is necessary before starting to clean; since it gives you a blank surface for working.
Start clean with a vacuum cleaner on the entire floor, behind and around the toilet, every corner, and under the vanity. Vacuum shower floor and bathroom countertops as well. After doing this, you should wipe down the vacuum attachment and keep the vacuum apart.
Deep Cleaning Bathroom Surfaces
For deep cleaning a bathroom needs to pay attention to every surface area; even those areas might not pay attention regularly. Cleanse all surfaces along with the shower floor by spraying sanitizer or wash with distilled white vinegar. Let the toilet bowl be untouched for now since you can get to that later. Make sure to scour and disinfect the vanity with its cabinet and doors, as well as doorknobs, faucet handles, sinks, and pull on the window.
It tells about the prime rule of deep cleaning the bathroom, that is, if you touch it, step on it and sit on it, you want to sanitize it.
Cleaning the Shower
It is expected that you have started washing the walls and doors of the shower after each use. Although you don’t, now is the perfect time to handle all of that you have left.
Open the water tap, and soak the walls and floor of the shower. That will focus on where mildew is gathering, that one can have a good idea of where to pay attention. Utilize the homemade solution or a commercial purpose cleaning product. Apply the solution; to the mold and mildew areas, and give time like 10 minutes to settle down.
Use a coarse sponge or scrub brush and a little bit of elbow grease to clean mildew off. If there is hard water at home, then it is expected to have some stubborn decay spots.
Soak the area again after removing all the dirt. If the shower is stone, it needs to use a cleaner especially made for it, when regular shower cleaning solutions may harm the porous element.
Now it is time to clean up the shower curtain or doors. All the shower curtain and liners can be put into the washing machine to wash with some bath towels and detergent. If they are enrobing mildew or mold, add some extra ingredients to solve this issue, like bleach, vinegar, or baking soda.
For shower doors and walls, squeegee them to remove lingering water from when you rinsed, and then spray them with cleaning spray or distilled white vinegar and wash down.
Cleanse the Toilet
Now it’s time to clean up the toilet. Let’s start with the bowl using the toilet cleaner and cleaning brush to clean the surface thoroughly. Don’t flush the toilet at least 20 minutes after cleaning so that the solution has enough time to settle down.
Close the top and clean the whole covering of the toilet with a cleaning agent using spray or a mixture of 3:1/2 cup water and white vinegar.
You should pay attention to the flusher and where you hold the seat to lift it. Clean the seat and another side of the covering, and clean under the seat as well along with the rim of the bowl.
Deep Clean the Floor
Only vacuuming bathroom floors are not sufficient to make it deep clean. To perform that, it requires to mop, using a commercial floor disinfectant, or making a bleach solution by combining one tablespoon of bleach with a liter of water and spraying it sufficiently.
Turn the shower on hot water and close the vent and windows. When steam fills the room, turn the hot water off and close the bathroom door. Let the vapor be in for 25 minutes, and then mop the floor. Keep the door open when you finish mop and allow the room to air dry.
Proper cleaning of the bathroom is helpful for health, body, and mind. Following the above-described steps to clean a bathroom, you can enjoy your germ-free bathroom.