4 Tips to Deep-Clean Your Bathroom
When it comes to cleaning your home, it’s not uncommon for the most problematic area to be the bathroom. Whether your space is too small to reach all areas or the room gets dirty too quickly, you may struggle to find the time to really clean the room thoroughly.
Deep cleaning your bathroom involves reaching out to all nooks and crannies to remove dirt, mould and staining. The common misconception is that deep-cleaning a bathroom involves spending hours scrubbing away at the tiles in your shower whereas in reality, a deep-clean can be maintained and only take a few minutes each week.
However, these four simple tips can help you to make your bathroom look as good as new (and it’s surprisingly easier than you may think!).
As unpleasant as it may sound, it’s important to regularly deep-clean your toilet. Not only will this avoid any smells lingering around the bathroom but if left unclean for a long period of time, can result in staining.
In order to give the toilet a thorough clean, pour a quarter cup of chlorine bleach into the toilet and let it sit for a few minutes before flushing. Repeat the process a couple of times per week for the best results.
You may be surprised to know that the flooring of your bathroom is likely to become a breeding ground for bacteria. This is because the hot and steamy environment encourages bacteria to grow, but regularly deep-cleaning the floor helps to avoid this.
To do this, use a mop with hot water or a steamer to brush across the floor. The high temperature aids with killing bacteria whilst mopping it up at the same time, and should be done at least once a week.
One of the most irritating things about a bathroom is the constant requirement to maintain tiles. The grouting that holds them together needs cleaning regularly and the process is quite time-consuming.
Start by applying baking soda to an old toothbrush and rub it against the grouting. Leave to sit for a few minutes and wipe away with a damp cloth.
You may want to consider opting for bathroom cladding in order to avoid this extensive deep-cleaning process. Cladding is a tiling alternative that can be wiped clean with a soapy damp cloth, and doesn’t need to be as in intensive as grout cleaning.
The showerhead is often an area of the bathroom that many people forget to clean, but not doing so can result in the showerhead being ineffective at its job. This is because dirt and mould can get clogged in the holes of the showerhead and limit the pressure of the water being forced out.
Cleaning a showerhead is easy and can be done by spraying vinegar onto the area. Leave the solution to sink in overnight and rinse off in the morning.
As you can see, deep cleaning your bathroom isn’t a long process. In fact, these simple tips will only keep you busy for a few hours a month and in return, you’ll have a clean bathroom that is completely free from staining and smells!