There are certain rooms in the house that get more traffic than others. While the bathroom might not be your most glamorous room, it is certainly one of the most necessary and popular! Therefore it is important for you to keep a clean bathroom.
It’s no surprise these can be germy places. The warmth and humidity of bathrooms makes them a naturally enticing place for bacteria to grow wherever they can. We want to make sure that these spaces are as clean as possible for ourselves and our family’s health.
- Shower and Bathtub: The scum that builds up from the various soaps and hair products you use can be difficult to remove. This is especially true if you have partially clogged pipes or a clogged hair trap that causes the water to drain very slowly, so more scummy particles are left behind on your tub or shower floor. The seams of faucets and rims of tubs retain moisture and allow bacteria to accumulate. To make the most of the time you have to clean, tackle these bigger areas step-by-step.First, spray an effective all-purpose cleaner over all the surfaces, then go focus on another area for about 10 minutes. Leaving the cleaner to sit on the surfaces gives it time to penetrate and break up the soaps and oils, which will lead to easter scrubbing later.When you’re ready to scrub, arm yourself with scrubbing pads, tile brushes, and a spare toothbrush so that you can reach every nook and cranny. Not a fan of tired arms? Neither are we. Luckily, there are many options for brush attachments to use with your drill–let your power tool do the scrubbing for you and be finished in a fraction of the time! Once you’re done scrubbing, don’t forget to rinse the entire shower and tub clean. This is most easily done with a detachable shower head.
- Shower Doors: If you have a glass shower door, use a cleaner that is not at all gritty. If you use an abrasive kind on these materials, you’re likely to cause scratches or dull their shine. Pine oil or a general all-purpose cleaner are great options for a clean bathroom.
- Shower Curtains: Your shower curtains need cleaning too–especially the inner plastic liners. To clean plastic curtains, either run it through the washing machine (on warm, not hot) with a bit of distilled vinegar or laundry detergent. Then, simply hang it back up on the curtain to dry. Alternatively, you can wet a cloth and sprinkle some baking soda on it and wipe the curtain down by hand before rinsing it off. This method is nice because you never even have to take it off the rod.
- Sink: A toothbrush will come in handy to get into the hard-to-reach spots of your sink and faucet. You can use an all-purpose cleaner, or some more gritty cleaners to tackle harder spots. Use a dry cloth to buff your metallic features to a shine brightly.
- Toilet: Allow the toilet bowl cleaner to stand in the bowl for the recommended period of time on the bottle. The longer the cleaner is present, the longer it’s killing germs. Use a good toilet brush with strong bristles to spread the cleaner around and to attack any scum rings that may have formed. Use disinfecting spray or wipes on the bowl’s exterior along with the lid and rims–again, allow it to stand for a few minutes before wiping it clean for the most efficient treatment.
Of course, there comes a time when your bathroom just may be too old, and no amount of scrubbing will turn it into a clean bathroom. If it is time for a bathroom renovation at your house, don’t wait! Call the experts at West Coast Design Build Florida today for a consultation. We can help you transform the vision in your head into a beautiful new dream bathroom.