By AJ Danboise
Make Your Bathroom Sparkle with a Good Scrubbing
The spring season is all about new beginnings, which is why now is the perfect time to address your poor bathroom habits. We know – we know. When it comes to spring cleaning, this is probably the last place you want to touch because of all the harbored germs; however, that’s precisely why you need give your bathroom a deep clean! Face your bathroom routines head-on and make the necessary changes so that you can keep a sparkling clean space. Follow these tips on how to thoroughly clean your bathroom.
If you can’t recall the last time, you really cleaned your bathroom, you may be in for a wild journey. Hold on tight, but don’t worry too much because we’re here with you every step of the way. The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to do it all at once. You want to make sure that you hit every point, so if needed, don’t hesitate to spread the tasks out over a few days.
- Showerhead: Grab one of your many plastics grocery bags that you’ve been meaning to recycle and fill it generously with white vinegar. Submerge your showerhead into it and let it soak overnight. In the morning, remove the bag and run the water to rinse it.
- Curtains and liners: If you have plastic shower curtains and liners, run it through a load in the washing machine along with a few towels. Mold and mildew tend to grow and accumulate on curtains and liners, so this task is especially important.
- Shower door: Take a cup of baking soda and add a few drop of white vinegar to form a paste. Apply it directly to the door and allow it to sit for an hour. Once the hour is up, rinse the area and wipe clean using a microfiber cloth.
- Shower walls: Soap scum can also accumulate on shower walls, so don’t forget to clean these areas as well. Apply your preferable bathroom cleaner to the wall and let sit for 15 minutes before scrubbing. Rinse thoroughly after.
Cleaning a tub isn’t as time-intensive as a shower. Spray your preferable bathroom cleaner into the tub and wait 15 minutes before scrubbing clean.
Using an old toothbrush, dip it into bleach and scrub the areas where discoloration has occurred. After a thorough scrubbing, rinse the area and keep the room well-ventilated.
Countertops, Tile, Walls & Ceiling
Spray your preferred all-purpose cleaner on the countertops, tile, walls and ceiling, and turn on the shower. Make sure the temperature of the water is hot enough to steam up the room, and wait five minutes. Turn the water off, close the door and allow the steam to build up for 20 minutes. Make sure you get out first! After 20 minutes has passed, start wiping all the surfaces. For higher spots you can’t reach, use a dry microfiber mop.
Pro Tip: The floor should be the last place your clean. After wiping all the walls, ceilings and countertops, the floor is bound to collect more dirt. Don’t let your hard work go to waste!
This seems to be everyone’s least favorite chore, and for good reasons. It’s one of the dirtiest places in your bathroom. First things first: pour a cup of baking soda into the bowl and let sit for a few minutes. Using a toilet brusher, wipe the bowl thoroughly and flush.
- Toilet Brush: How often do you clean the toilet brush itself? Never? The truth is, you should be cleaning your toilet brush after each use. After you’ve cleaned the toilet seat, place the brush over it in such a way that it’s secure. Pour bleach directly onto the bristles and let sit for a few minutes before rinsing it with water.
- Toilet Brush Holder:Fill the holder with warm, soapy water and let sit for a few minutes before pouring the dirty water into the toilet.
- The sink itself: Wipe clean using your preferred bathroom cleaner.
- Drain: Pour one part white vinegar or baking soda along with one part hot water down your drain.
- Faucet: Wipe clean using your preferred disinfectant wipe.
For many homeowners, this is uncharted grounds. Before cleaning your fan, make sure the flip the circuit breaker attached to it to prevent hazards. Remove the cover and place it in a container of warm, soapy water. Clean the fan blades using your vacuum’s nozzle attachment; this will allow you to get all the built-up gunk that’s been sitting there for…well, ages probably. Then wipe the blades clean using a damp cloth.
Dishevel all the dust and debris from the motor and other small openings with a stiff, unused paintbrush and vacuum it up. Once the area has completely dried, you can place the covering back over the fan.
If you come across any plumbing problems during your deep-clean such as a leaky faucet, slow drain or clog, the trusted professionals at AJ Danboise have the skill, knowledge and tools needed to restore functionality back to your bathroom.