How to Clean Your Bathroom Effectively
Published on Thursday, 09 August 2012
Cleaning your bathroom as often as possible is always a good thing. Letting it accumulate dirt is not only frightening, but also risky for your health.
Bathrooms in general aren't very difficult to clean. Most bathroom floors, ceilings and walls are made from a material which allows easy cleaning on a regular basis. Even most of the furniture items in your bathroom are made of similar materials which are easy for maintaining too. Often even a small amount of water and soap can do wonders and complete the job, without taking much of your time. However, there could be instances when the present dirt in the bathroom is too stubborn and needs some extra rubbing and a special cleaning detergent. Even then, this is easily manageable without professional cleaning services.
When you start cleaning your bathroom, begin with the floor and the walls, as these come into contact with your feet and hands the most. Make sure that there isn't any mold growing on them. Always clean the bathroom at full light so you don't miss any spots. If you have many belongings inside your bathroom, it's advisable to take them out before you start cleaning and applying detergent. Pay attention to areas where there are marks of sprayed hair spray, spots from toothpaste and stains from where your products have been sitting. Using an old toothbrush will help you scratch these areas properly, without hurting the surface of the furniture. Be careful when rubbing on top of marble, as too much friction will definitely scratch it. If there is too much stubborn dirt at certain areas, use a good cleaning detergent. There is a huge variety on the market, so you can get one for literally any type of furniture and purpose. If you have countertops made of plastic laminates try rubbing off the dirt with a clean cloth and water. If the spot is persistent use a cloth which is abrasive, but only slightly.
Your bathroom mirrors probably have marks left from water. These are common in every bathroom. Get a bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol and clean the mirror with this. If your mirror is still new, prevent the appearing of streaks by keeping it dry as much as possible. After taking a warm shower or bath, moisture would build up, so leave the door of the bathroom open, as this will decrease the temperature. You should scrub shower stalls and bathtubs regularly, because this is where dirt accumulates the most. Keep them as sanitary as you can. If you clean the bathtub after every few baths, it will save you time and effort in the future. Moreover, cleaning the shower stalls ensures a longer life for the curtains.
Sometimes, you might encounter problems with the drains in your bathroom. If they don't want to drain, use a plunger which causes a suction effect and should fix the problem. Another method is to use certain chemicals which can flush down the substances which block the drain.
To sum it up, there is a lot to be said about quality bathroom cleaning, but most of all - cleaning is all about frequency. As long as you don't allow dirt or grime to accumulate for days and months, there is nothing to worry about. Having a clear schedule for cleaning the bathroom is a good idea and you can even put a reminder somewhere, so you don't forget this necessary chore. More news