In a recent survey, Phoenix households admitted that they despise cleaning the bathroom more than any other area of the home. Yet it is still the most cleaned area of a property. To keep your bathroom looking great, follow these tips from professional cleaners in Phoenix.
Remove the Clutter
The first step in your bathroom deep cleaning schedule is to remove the clutter. This will make it much easier to clean your bathroom thoroughly.
Start by removing any stray items around the bathtub and on faucets. This may include old toothpaste or shampoo containers, or other containers you no longer need. Go through your storage, and toss out any out-of-date medications or cosmetics that are no longer useful.
Open windows and turn on any mechanical ventilation system. Spray all surfaces with a disinfectant spray and scrub vigorously.
Deep Cleaning a Bathtub
Bathtubs can be easily sanitized. The bathtub is an area that can collect scum and dirt if it is not properly maintained. In order to clean a bathtub, you will need to find out the material it is made of. The easiest way to do this is by checking the label on the back of your tub or by looking at the base of the tub where it meets the floor.
Cleaning an Acrylic Tub
When cleaning an acrylic tub, avoid using harsh chemicals. This will dull the finish. Instead, create a mixture of one part baking soda to one part dish soap and a few drops of lemon juice..
When this starts to fizz, rub the tub in the solution, let it stand for thirty minutes, and then clean the tub with a wet sponge. When you return, spray down the tub with water to rinse out any residue. The baking soda has helped break down scum without damaging the acrylic coating.
Cleaning a Porcelain or Fibreglass Tub
For acrylic bathtubs, mix one part vinegar to two parts water. For porcelain tubs, mix two parts vinegar to one part water. Add a few drops of lemon juice to both mixtures. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and apply generously to the tub with a cotton cloth or sponge. Let the mixture sit for twenty minutes before scrubbing the surface with another damp cloth or sponge.
Cleaning the Shower
Start by turning on the shower. Wetting down the walls and floor will make it easier to see where mildew has built up. Spray a commercial cleaner, or use a homemade solution to attack the mildewed areas.
Once you have scrubbed the surfaces down, spray the shower on them again. If they are still pitted then you may need to repeat the process.
You can wash your shower curtains in the washing machine. If you do not have a screen, get a squeegee used for cleaning windows and use it to apply cleaner.
Descale the Shower Head
When the shower-head scales, it often takes up an awkward position that makes it hard to clean. Any solution applied simply drips off. To solve this problem, you need to submerge it in cleaning fluid.
Here’s a simple way to clean your showerhead: Fill a plastic grocery bag with white vinegar and tie it around the nozzle. Leave it overnight.
Once you’ve filled the bags with water, all you need to do in the morning is remove them and give the nozzle a quick scrub. You can also clean chrome taps on faucets this way.
Cleaning the Toilet
Next on your cleaning schedule, comes the toilet. This is often a dreaded task because it sounds so bad. But by following a correct order of cleaning, you will have to do very little.
Start by dusting the toilet with a feather duster or giving it a light vacuum. This gets rid of dry dirt and hair, which can be much tougher to remove once it’s wet.
When you’re done, use a screwdriver to remove the seat lid. On some models, you may have to go behind the toilet and remove the nuts. This will give you access to the parts that hold the seat in place, so they can be cleaned.
Once clean, you can use a pumice stone to remove any stains. The most common culprits are discoloration or hard water stains. Toilet cleaner may help some of the more stubborn stains.
To clean a bowl, make a baking soda paste. And use a brush to clean the inside well and avoid mixing it with other products.
Cleaning the Sink
The sink is the most germ-filled part of a bathroom. Use standard disinfectant wipes on the taps and all around the sink, including the taps. If you need to descale them, do so in the same way mentioned under the shower cleaning section.
White household vinegar or baking soda can be placed down sinks. This will help clean them, as well as your drains and pipes. You should allow them to sit for around 20 minutes before running the hot water in your bathtub or shower.
ou can wash your standard towels with the rest of your laundry. However, hand towels are frequently used to wipe hands or other body parts and therefore may collect more bacteria than other towels. Wash them separately from other laundry, using hot water and bleach or another sanitizer if desired.
Make sure to hang up your towel to dry. If you fold it, mold and bacteria can form in the creases. Don’t put any wet towels next to the toilet.
Steps to a Clean Bathroom
Now that you know these hacks, go get your supplies. Make a list of everything you need then go to the store. Whenever possible, always try to use natural or organic cleaners.
Need help cleaning? Call Band of Brothers Cleaning Services, LLC to schedule an appointment today. We offer a range of cleaning services for commercial buildings or homes. Call us 48 06 513 125 today for a quote