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Bathrooms are one of the hardest places to keep clean. When it comes to germs, the bathroom is the place where they hang out in the largest groups, leaving the biggest opportunity for illness. Having a clean bathroom not only keeps housemates and guests satisfied with their experience in your house, but it also keeps illness away. Here are a few tips on how to keep your bathroom clean, sanitized, and germ-free.

First Things First

In order to effectively clean an area, the first thing you need to do is remove any items cluttering that area. Grab all the towels, the trash, and the toilet plunger and remove them from the bathroom entirely. This allows us a clear view of the areas of the bathroom that need to be cleaned.

Let’s Clean the Counters

Bathroom counters are notorious for being covered in everything from makeup bags to toothbrush containers to spare jewelry and more. The first thing you need to do is move all of these objects to one side of the counter. Then, spray the open side of the counter with a chemical designed for the type of counter that you have. A tile counter will require two sprays: one for the tiles, and a separate one for the grout. Whereas a laminate or stone countertop will only require one spray best suited for the type of counter.

After you have moved all of your items to one side and sprayed and scrubbed your countertop, it’s time to move all the objects to the other side of the counter. By doing this, you clear up the other half of the counter and allow the entire counter to get the deep clean that it needs. Spray and wipe the other half of the counter, and then tackle the sink.

How to Clean a Sink

Sinks can be tricky, because we often neglect to take care of the ring of caulk around the drain in the sink. This can be a breeding area for germs and bacteria that can cause the caulk to break down if not properly managed. Sometimes, soap buildup can occur within the sink as well. The best way to clean a sink is to spray it with an all-purpose spray and let it soak for 5-10 minutes. After the sink has properly soaked, use the scrubber on the back of a sponge to take off the soap scum or debris from the sink, paying special attention to the caulk around the drain.

Cleaning the Floors

Bathroom floors can be easy to clean, if you can follow these simple steps. First, remove everything from the floor of the bathroom, including towels, bath mats, and even the toilet plunger. Next, you will want to sweep any dirt or debris and clear it out of the bathroom. Next, take a small handheld vacuum and vacuum up any extra debris that you weren’t able to sweep up. Pick a good chemical for the floor of your bathroom depending on what type of surface you have. For instance, a tile floor will need a different cleaning chemical than a laminate one will. After mixing the chemical, apply it to the floor with a mop. Lastly, ensure that nobody disturbs the floor of the bathroom as the solution dries on the floor. Voila! Your floors are back in perfect shape.

The Dreaded Toilet

It is always a pain to keep the toilet clean, especially if you live in a house with young boys. But its critical to the health of your family that any extra spray or mess is properly cleaned up. In order to most effectively clean the toilet, you must first remove any toilet seat covers or floor coverings around the toilet. Next, put on a pair of gloves to keep any germs from crossing into your skin and contaminating your body.  Then, you will want to grab a toilet bowl cleaner such as Clorox or Lysol gel cleaner, and run it around the interior rim of the toilet. Next, grab an all-purpose spray and spray down the entire thing, including the top of the tank and the foot of the bowl. After this, take a toilet brush and scrub the inside of the toilet with the gel. If there are any tough rust spots leftover, you can grab a pumice stone and scrape them off. Next, grab a cloth and wipe down the toilet’s exterior, including under the seat, and the underside of the bowl of the toilet. Finally, flush the toilet and place your cleaning rag in the laundry. You have a perfectly clean toilet!

The Shower or Tub

The final piece of the bathroom that you will need to clean is the shower or tub. Depending on the surface and structure of your shower or tub, you may have to do a little extra work. First, remove all toys, shampoo, and soap from the interior of your shower or tub. Next, you will want to spray down all surfaces with an all-purpose spray. If you have a door to your shower, make sure you spray the track. If you don’t clean your shower or tub regularly, you may need to skip the all-purpose spray and instead choose an acid-based spray to clean up serious buildup or grime. Wait approximately 10-15 minutes, and then you will be able to lightly scrub the surfaces and remove any buildup or grime that has occurred. 

After you spray down the shower, wipe off any bottles or toys before placing them back inside the clean area you have just prepared.

After Care and Follow-Up

Now that your bathroom is nice and clean, it is important to keep it that way. By cleaning the bathroom in this manner once a week, you will find that grime stays gone and your housemates and guests are happier and healthier. If you don’t have time to add one more chore to your list, you should call Daisy Days House Cleaners to come out and take the entire chore off your plate. Our house cleaners are highly trained not only in the art of bathroom maintenance, but they are also skilled at cleaning the rest of your house. To find out more, visit https://www.daisydayscleaning.com or call today for your free bid at (208) 871-8159.