How to Deep Clean Bathrooms
When it comes to having a healthy home, knowing how to clean bathrooms is essential. Without getting into all the grimy details, everyone knows that the bathroom can be an unpleasant place that can be home to many hidden germs and bacteria. Deep cleaning bathrooms can help make regular home cleaning easier and more manageable. Learn how to deep clean bathrooms with these helpful tips.
Deep Clean Bathroom Prep
- Get Your Gear. Cleaning a bathroom covers a wide range of surfaces, so make sure you have everything you need before you start so that you’re not wasting time searching for the right product when you need it most. Consider the following tools when deep cleaning bathrooms:
- All-purpose surface cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Toilet brush
- Microfiber mop
- Cleaning rags/paper towels
- Declutter Your Space. Before you start spraying and wiping, make sure all surfaces are clear of toiletries and other personal items. It’s also a good time to wash any towels and bathmats.
- Start from the Top. When it comes to any kind of room cleaning, it’s best to clean from the top down. That way any dust or particles that are moved around can settle onto a lower section that needs to be cleaned, eliminating extra work.
- Maximize Disinfectant Power. Many bathroom cleaners can sanitize and disinfect. However, most disinfectants need time to do their job. Give at least 10 minutes for disinfectants to work. While waiting, simply move on to the next cleaning job and return when ready.
Deep Cleaning Bathroom Checklist
When deep cleaning bathrooms, be sure to meet the unique needs of each area or fixture.
- Toilet. Use toilet bowl cleaner first so that it can sit and disinfect while you clean the toilet exterior. Be sure to clean all areas of the toilet, especially hard to reach areas like behind the lid and behind the toilet itself. Make sure to disinfect any surface that is touched, even the handle.
- Tub/Shower. Spray shower walls with mold and mildew cleaner. Be attentive to corners for excess mildew. Disinfect bathtub and wipe down with a sponge, being mindful for total coverage to get rid of soap scum. Clean shower doors last with a shower cleaner and glass cleaner to avoid recleaning. Replace or wash shower curtain or liner.
- Vents/Light Fixtures. Dust bathroom vents and light fixtures for optimum performance. For bathroom vent deep cleaning, cut the power and remove vent cover to clean and vacuum motor. Wipe light fixtures down with a damp cloth or paper towel.
- Surfaces/Sink. Vacuum or dust surfaces before using cleaners for best results. Spray surfaces with disinfectant cleaner and allow time for disinfectant to work. Spend extra time cleaning around the nooks and crannies of the faucet and faucet base since dirt and hard water stains accumulate easily here.
- Mirrors/Floors. Make sure mirrors are clean for dirt and dust before using glass cleaner. Wipe down with cloth or paper towel. For floors, sweep or vacuum before using a floor disinfectant with a spray mop. If you have a tile floor, use a brush to clean grout with a commercial grout cleaner, or make a DIY solution with two parts baking soda and one part water.
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Just spray on surface until thoroughly wet, wait 10 minutes to disinfect and wipe clean for beautiful, streak-free results.
- Kills 99.9% of household germs*
- Powered by hydrogen peroxide
- No harsh chemicals
- Powers through grease and grime
- Dye free
- Streak-free formula
- Ready to use cleaner
- Great for everyday use on sealed non-porous hard surfaces like granite, stone, ceramic tile, stainless steel, glass, and more!
- Non-food contact surface cleaner
- Packaging may vary
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