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4 Tips on How to Clean a Bathroom

4 Tips on How to Clean a Bathroom

Cleaning a bathroom takes a lot of care and attention as they are hotspots for germs and bacteria to grow. Read on for a few of our tips on how to keep your bathroom as clean as possible to keep your home or workplace sanitary and add extra protection for the health of your family or co-workers.

1. How to Clean Shower Glass

Shower glass can look smeared and streaky if proper care isn’t taken so it’s important to keep your shower glass clean in order to keep the glass clear and sparkling. 

You can spray the glass with a homemade cleaning solution such as white vinegar or with a commercial cleaner like ammonia. Vinegar is great for providing your glass with a streak-free shine. Ammonia has the ability to evaporate quickly and so won’t leave any marks or residue on the shower glass. 

Just remember that ammonia is a more hazardous material to work with while cleaning so if you’re concerned about protecting the environment as well as the health of others in the building, vinegar will be a much safer cleaning option. 

Just spray your chosen cleaning solution onto the shower glass and wipe it with a microfibre cloth to avoid leaving any streaks behind. If there are dirt marks on your shower glass, you can also use baking soda which will be abrasive enough when scrubbing to lift any dirt off the glass and leave it looking brand new. 

2. How to Clean Bathtub

If you haven’t got the proper draining in your bathtub, there’s a strong possibility of mould and mildew forming in the drain and around the tub. This can cause a number of health problems so it’s important to keep the bathtub clean to improve the overall health and hygiene of the bathroom. 

One of the best eco-friendly ways of cleaning a bathtub is to sprinkle baking soda in the tub while it’s damp to lift up stains and dirt and pour a solution of vinegar, baking soda and water down the drain to dislodge and clean unseen mold. Make sure the drain is clogged with soap scum and hair as well. 

It’s best to use mild cleaning solutions like baking soda and vinegar as these are the most compatible with several different types of surfaces. Whether your bathtub is made of porcelain, acrylic or fibreglass, baking soda and vinegar are less likely to make scratches in the material. 

You can spray a solution made of vinegar, soap and water in the tub and let it rest for a while before scrubbing the bathtub clean and rinsing it down. 

3. Bathroom Tiles Cleaning

Bathroom tiles can easily get dirty, accumulating soap scum and residue from washing and showering and if you have tiles on the floor, they can catch dirt tracked in on your feet. You have to be especially careful if shower tiles crack as this means water can damage your flooring and cause more problems. 

You can use a grout brush and a solution of water and baking soda to scrub your tiles clean and make sure no grime is sticking to the grouting. This will help the grout around your tiles to stay in good condition and prolong the lifespan of your tiles. 

You can add a bit of extra gleam to your bathroom tiles if you buff them with a microfibre cloth. This will allow you to prevent any streaks from forming on an improperly dried surface. 

You can use a steam cleaner on bathroom floor tiles and for wall tiles, make sure you use mild solutions, especially if the tiles are marble as this will help you to avoid damaging the material. Make sure while cleaning that you regularly apply your baking soda or vinegar mixture so that the tiles don’t dry out and get scratched by our cloth. Use a microfibre cloth to stay extra safe. 

4. How to Wash Bath Mats

Bath mats, like rugs and carpets, have fibres where bacteria can get caught, allowing dirt to build up if they’re not carefully maintained.

Wash your bath mats at least once a week to prevent bacteria growth. You can do this by applying a solution of white vinegar to the rubber that can act as a disinfectant to kill germs and bacteria or you can wash it in cold water. 

Make sure there isn’t too much of a water build up either. This can encourage mildew to set in which could ruin your bath mats. Make sure to keep them dry outside of the humid conditions that can form in bathrooms to make sure as little moisture is affecting them in the long term as possible. 

Change your bath mats regularly in order to keep them fresh and clean. You can even use baking soda as a deodoriser to help them smell good, enhancing your bathroom and helping to combat bad odours and airborne bacteria. 

Bathrooms are an important and essential part of everyday life so make sure you’re looking after them properly to maintain the health of others living in the house. Whether it’s a deep clean or a regular clean, a clean bathroom can have a very positive impact on the health an hygiene of both you and your property as a whole. 

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