When it comes to cleaning the house the bathroom isn’t exactly anyone’s favourite. The average person can tolerate a growing collection of dust balls under the bed or a drawer full of tarnished flatware in the sideboard, but a grimy bathroom is another story. The bathroom should be cleaned once a week, or even more frequently if it gets heavy use from a large family.
Fortunately, most bathrooms are made of materials that are easy to keep clean. Tile and porcelain surfaces are stain-resistant if dirt and scum are not allowed to build up on them. One idea would be to make it a firm rule in your home, to rinse out the tub or shower stall immediately after you use it. Here are some other ideas to help!
Showers, Baths and Screens
There’s nothing better than a hot shower after a heavy nights sleep or a long bath after a hard day at work. But it’s imperative to keep your bath/shower clean.
Glass shower doors will sparkle if they are cleaned with a sponge dipped in white vinegar. Shower doors should be replaced often so you could invest in a better bathrooms shower screen to really help keep the dirt at bay.
Keep mildew from taking hold by wiping shower walls with a towel after each shower.
If the shower area is subject to mildew, periodically spray it with a mildew inhibitor and disinfectant.
Leave the shower door slightly open to allow air to circulate; this will discourage the growth of mildew.
When you clean the bathtub, also remove hair from the traps in the drains to prevent clogging.
Fiberglass tubs should be cleaned with a commercial fiberglass-cleaning product or nonabrasive liquid cleanser. Apply either product with a damp sponge, and rinse with clear water.
Bathroom Tops and Counters
Bathroom countertops are sloshed, splotched and splattered with everything from hair spray to shoe polish!
When a spot or stain persists, sprinkle baking soda on the spot and scrub gently. If this doesn’t take care of the problem apply a polishing cleanser with a wet sponge.
If you have a plastic/porcelain top use a two-sided scrubbing pad with fibre on one side and a sponge on the other. Moistened slightly with water the fibre side is just abrasive enough to loosen greasy smears and other soil. Turning the scrubber over, use the sponge side to wipe the surface clean.
Cleaning the toilet is one of those chores that you want to get through as quickly as possible. Many toilet-bowl cleaners and deodorizers claim that they’ll help you to do this.
Before you clean your toilet, read the label on your cleaning product to learn its exact chemical makeup and how it should be used. Be especially careful never to mix products that contain chlorine bleach with ammonia-base products. Always wear rubber gloves when you work with toilet cleaners. Be careful not to allow cleaners to remain in the toilet or to touch other bathroom surfaces.
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