Your bathrooms need to have a deep clean at least once a month. Maybe even 2-3 times depending on how many people use them. A deep clean means going into the corners and hard to reach spaces. It is beyond your everyday cleaning which focuses on critical spots with a rinse and wipe. A deep clean is about scrubbing away soap residue, mildew, and other kinds of bacteria build up. Our list will teach you how to clean the essential parts of your bathroom:
When cleaning the toilet, you need to separate the job between the exterior and the interior. For the exterior use a soapy rag and wipe it down. You can rinse off the soap by pouring water or using a damp cloth. When cleaning the exterior do not forget to wipe the flush handle and the cover of the toilet seat.
For the interior, or the toilet bowl, have your cleaning solution and pour it in. Your cleaning solution depends on your preference: bleach, baking soda, or vinegar. Leave the solution to sit for a while. Use a toilet brush and go around the bowl, you can take your time on tough stains. When you are finished, flush the cleaning solution.
You can divide cleaning your sink into three parts: the drain, the basin, and the countertop. When cleaning the drain, use hot soapy water or a baking soda solution and pour in down the drain. It should clean up any bacteria build up from any spit and phlegm.
When cleaning the basin, spray it down with your cleaning solution and scrub with a sponge or rag. Spray the tap area as well and use an old toothbrush to get into the hard to reach places. If the mildew is still present after applying your regular cleaning solution, try switching to vinegar and go over it again with soap. Wash everything, and you are good to go.
Cleaning the countertop is the easiest, especially since they are wiped down whenever they are wet. Go over it as you did with the basin, spray with soap and wipe it down. Remember to clear your countertop, take away your cups, tissues, and toiletries so that you can reach the corners and edges.
For your shower, divide the job accordingly: the showerhead, the walls and floor, and the shower enclosure. Soap residue and hard water can create stains. You need to be able to tackle the entire space. For cleaning your shower head, detach it and soak the head in a vinegar or baking soda solution. Leave it for an hour or two and brush it with an old toothbrush. Rinse it off, and it will be as good as new.
For your walls and floor, spray everything with your cleaning solution, leave it for a while and scrub with a sponge or brush. Pay close attention to the grout and if your regular brush does not reach, use a toothbrush. Spray everything with water and you are done with your walls and floor. Do the same with your shower enclosure, but instead of a brush use a rag or squeegee to clean the glass.
Your bathroom builds up germs and bacteria from your hygiene routine. It should be adequately maintained with a regular cleaning once a week and a deep clean once a month. After you become used to your deep clean routine, you will find your preference for dealing with soap selection and hard stains.