How To Clean Your Bathroom
How To Clean Your Bathroom
Table of Contents
- How To Clean Your Bathroom
- An Introduction To Bathroom Cleaning
- Preparing To Clean Your Bathroom
- How To Clean Your Floor
- How To Clean Your Toilet
- How To Clean Your Sink
- How To Clean Stone Resin Baisns
- How To Clean Your Shower Enclosure
- How To Clean Your Shower Tray
- How To Clean Your Bathtub
- How To Clean Your Taps
- How To Clean Your Mirror
- How To Clean Your Pipes
- How To Clean Your Vanity/Shelf
- How To Clean Your Interior Sliding Door
- How To Clean Your Bidet
- How To Clean Your Waste Plug
- Bonus: How To Clean Your Glass Canopy
An Introduction To Bathroom Cleaning
Your bathroom is one of the most important places to keep clean, unfortunately it is also one of the easiest to get dirty. However, it is possible to keep your bathroom in tip top pristine condition, and that’s through the power of a regular cleaning regimen.
“But Durovin, how do I properly clean my toilet/bath/sink/etc…?” We hear you cry.
Don’t worry, in this article we break down how to clean all of your bathroom fundamentals, as well as a bunch more!
Preparing To Clean Your Bathroom
Now cleaning is all about having the right tools. You must wear rubber gloves to keep yur hands safe during the cleaning process. You will also need bleach/toilet cleaner, glass cleaner, anti-bacterial wipes, warm water, soap, vinegar, baking soda and a couple of soft bristled brushes. You may also need a plunger, depending on the state of your toilet. Once you have assembled this epic team of cleaning supplies, you are ready to rock.
How To Clean Your Floor
First up you will want to use a soft brush or hoover to get up any potential debris.
Depending on your type of floor, the chemicals used will change but the general process will remain the same. This is because stone floor, wood floor, ceramic floor and others all require different cleaning solutions. Look for branded solutions that advertise as being able to clean your type of floor.
Once you have this solution, mix it with warm water and begin mopping, making sure to get between all the fixtures too. Once you have done this, go over it again with just warm water to rinse and then dry it down with a microfiber towel.
Your floor is your first point of contact with your bathroom. No matter what fixture you use in there, you end up using the floor first, so make sure to clean it down regularly!
How To Clean Your Toilet
Cleaning your toilet. Everyone knows the basics, but let’s make sure you know how to do a thorough job!
There a few steps to thoroughly cleaning your toilet. First of all, you need to cover the inside of the bowl in toilet cleaner. This liquid comes in special bottles with duck like necks, making them easy to use in toilets. Simply hold the by the base and angle it so that the nozzle is facing up at an angle. Place the nozzle under the rim or at the edge of the inside of a rimless toilet and then squeeze while circumnavigating the entire bowl. Let the liquid drip down over the interior of the bowl and soak for a few minutes. Then use your toilet brush to proactively scrub the solution into the bowl. The combination of the soaking and the scrubbing will lead to a much deeper clean.
While it soaks, you can get started on the exterior. To do this, get anti-bacterial wipes and completely wipe down the exterior of the toilet. Make sure to do so thoroughly and remove any debris, build up or other nastiness.
How To Clean Your Sink
Another bathroom fundamental is the bathroom sink. But how do you clean a basin?
Firstly, you need to wipe the basin down with anti-bacterial wipes to remove any loose hairs, debris or build up.
Then use hot water and a soft sponge to wipe down the entire sink, including the tap. Add soap to increase the cleaning quality and don’t forget to give extra attention to potential problem areas like the waste!
Once this is done, rinse the sink down and dry it once more and tada, your sink is squeaky clean.
How To Clean Stone Resin Baisns
Now, you may have rightly deduce that stone resin requires a slightly different approach than ceramic.
When cleaning stone resin basins, you must ensure you use non-abrasive cleaning materials and that there is no lemon or vinegar present in any cleaning fluids.
This is so that you do not compromise the resin and by extension the basin as a whole.
All you have to do is simply rinse the basin with warm water and dry it off with a non-abrasive cloth.
This is all the extra hygienic stone resin basin need to stay in top form.
How To Clean Your Shower Enclosure
Cleaning shower enclosures is actually one of the easiest cleaning tasks there is. Just use anti-bacterial wipes to wipe down the entire body of glass, both inside and outside. Then use hot water and a microfiber cloth to wash it down. Use another microfiber cloth then try it and bing bang bosh, it’s done.
How To Clean Your Shower Tray
Just like the enclosure, you can use anti-bacterial wipes to clean down the surface of the tray. You can also use a mix of white vinegar and washing up liquid to shift excess grime. Once you have done either of these tasks, rinse your shower tray with hot water.
How To Clean Your Bathtub
Your bath is actually one of the fixtures that collects the most germs. This is because you soak in cleaning water that then becomes dirty and can in turn dirty the bathtub. To clean it, soak it with some all-purpose bathroom cleaner or a specific brand of bathtub cleaner and then wipe it all down with anti-bacterial wipes. Once you have done that, dry it off with a nonabrasive cloth.
You might be tempted to use a scrub brush for hard to shift problems, but make sure a brush can be used in your bathtub before committing to such an act, we recommend using anti-bacterial wipes and some elbow grease instead as they are not abrasive.
How To Clean Your Taps
Taps can be tricky to clean. This is because different finishes will react differently to particular methodologies. For example, you could theoretically use vinegar when cleaning your metal taps, but using vinegar on painted taps could strip the paint right off them!
The best universal method for cleaning taps is to mix a weak solution of soap and warm water and use that in conjunction with a microfiber cloth to wipe the taps down until they visibly look clean.
Remember not to press or wipe too hard, as you do not want to damage the finish on your taps!
How To Clean Your Mirror
Mirrors are spectacularly easy to clean. You just need to mix together a solution of warm water, soap and a touch of vinegar and let it soak on the mirror for a couple of minutes. Once that is done, wipe it off with a microfiber cloth and your mirror should look as shiny as ever.
How To Clean Your Pipes
The best way to clean you’re your pipes is to fill your basin with hot water then unplug it and let it all flush down at once. This should move anything blocking the pipes such as hair, or help dissolve anything that hadn’t yet fully dissolved, such as toothpaste.
When it comes to a toilet, it is always best to use a plunger to try and loosen up any blockages.
If you have any drain issues even after trying these methods, then it’s time to contact a professional.
How To Clean Your Vanity/Shelf
Using a weak mix of soap and warm water, you can wipe down all of the surfaces and let them air dry. It is worth checking whether your vanity can withstand anti-bacterial wipes before considering using them, as not all wood treatments will hold up to the wipes.
How To Clean Your Interior Sliding Door
This comes in two parts, the glass and the tracks.
To clean your interior sliding door tracks, brush or hoover them to remove any big debris and then sprinkle baking soda over the tracks. Baking soda dissolves organic matter, so any loose grime on your tracks will be destroyed. Once you have done this, wipe the tracks down with a mix of soap and warm water to clean it down thoroughly.
For the glass, you can actually buy specialized glass cleaner. Simply soak the glass in the glass cleaner and then wipe it down with a microfiber cloth.
How To Clean Your Bidet
Cleaning a bidet is very similar to cleaning a toilet, with the main difference being the presence of a tap. Make sure you regularly wipe the nozzle of the bidet down with warm water, soap and a cloth to keep it pristine.
How To Clean Your Waste Plug
Waste plugs are easy to clean. Simply detach the plug from the sink, soak it in a mix of vinegar and warm water, then scrub it clean and let it dry. Your stopper should now look shiny and new.
Bonus: How To Clean Your Glass Canopy
Obviously, we’re not suggesting you have a canopy in your bathroom, but as we also sell these canopies, we might as well cover them.
We advise using a window cleaning sponge with an extendable rod to clean your canopy, as this will allow you to soak, scrub and dry the glass without putting too much pressure on it. Use warm water and glass cleaner, then rinse with water.
As you can see, it is actually pretty easy to keep your bathroom clean. Most jobs can be accomplished with soap, water and a big of elbow grease. It is advisable to clean your bathroom at least once a week, and hopefully this article has demonstrated that is pretty manageable.