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How to Clean a BathroomCleaning and disinfecting the bathroom are tasks that needs to be done frequently and thoroughly. If neglected, the bathroom can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria, not to mention just plain gross. The guide below outlines how to clean everything in the average bathroom.

Bathtub/Shower

Soak the shower head using your favorite all-purpose cleaner, then scrub with a toothbrush or sponge. A natural cleaning option is vinegar, which will disinfect and remove mineral deposits from the shower head. Rinse with clean water then replace. For the bathtub, rinse the tub with clean water and wipe down with a clean cloth or sponge. Use your favorite disinfectant or all-purpose cleaner to clean inside the tub.

Toilet

Pour a liquid disinfectant into the toilet bowl. Brush the inside of the toilet bowl with a toilet brush, making sure to get underneath the rim on the inside of the toilet bowl. Set the lid down and flush.

Sink

Use a sponge and a disinfectant to wipe down the inside of the basin, the faucet, and the handles to remove any germs. Don’t use the sponge or cloth you used on the sink on the countertop area. Having separate cleaning tools for these areas helps prevent the spread of germs.

Mirrors

You can either clean with a vinegar-water solution or a conventional store-bought glass cleaner. Spray on the glass. In order to ensure a streak-free shine, wipe the surface with a squeegee. Towels, newspaper, and cloths all work but a squeegee is the best tool for streak-free mirror cleaning.

Countertops

Spray or wipe the countertops with a disinfectant. Make sure to get under the lips of the counter. Disinfect the wall behind your faucet as well; there may be germs from accidental splashing.

Cabinets

Starting at the top of the cabinet door, wipe down the surface with a disinfecting wipe or spray. Don’t forget about the inside! Wipe the same way and let air dry.

Floor

First sweep up the dirt that may be on the floor. Then grab a bucket filled with a solution of water and a cleaner suitable for your floor type (different floor materials have different cleaning requirements). Mop or scrub the floor and then let air dry. Of course, stay off the floor as it dries to prevent slips, injuries, and creating mud in the just-cleaned area.

General Tips

Use a toothbrush to scrub small hard-to-reach areas! It’s also a good idea to always keep an area well-ventilated when you’re cleaning or using chemical cleaning products. Open the window or use a fan.

Basic Bathroom Cleaning

There’s nothing easier. Disinfectants and regular wipe-downs are just about all it takes for a bathroom to remain shiny-clean and safe. If your schedule doesn’t allow you time to clean your bathroom, call your local house cleaning service to help out.