We all know how easy it is to let a home’s bathroom quickly become a rancid wasteland of filth when neglected for too long. Thankfully, even if your bathroom is well past the level of disgusting, it can be made to shine again with some elbow grease, and the right products. Use these tips for when you deep clean a bathroom.
Believe it or not, deep cleaning a bathroom can get dangerous if you’re not careful. It’s a good idea to never use bleach, as it can emit toxic gas when mixed with other common bathroom cleaners. It is also important to read and follow all product instructions so you know how to stay safe. Use gloves when working with harsh cleaners, and be sure you know what cleaners can be used with other safely.
Studies have shown that toilet levers are one of the most germ-ridden surfaces in your house, and the rest of it isn’t much better. For that reason, it’s a good idea to use a germ killing product and paper towels to scrub outside your john at least once a week. For set in stains on your toilet bowl, however, you’ll need to use a strong acid, like CLR.
We’ve all seen bathtubs with a brown floor. There’s a lot of cleaning products out there that promise you’ll never have to scrub your tub again, but that’s a bunch of marketing hoopla. To get that tub white again, you’re going to need a non-abrasive scrubbing pad, and a non-scratching scrubbing cleaner. Never use steel wool in a bathtub as it can scratch the surface which will then cause impossible to remove stains. To keep the tub look great, make sure to clean it at least once a week.
Clogs in the bathroom sink can smell and create an annoying grime ring in the sink basin. Rather than reaching for the liquid drain cleaner, which can ruin your pipes and is terrible for the environment, try removing the drain stopper. That little piece of plastic is likely holding on to a lot of hair and debris. Next, try pouring a little baking soda and vinegar down the drain, which can knock the rest of the grime loose. If the clog is serious, you may need to call a Plugged Piper Drain Service plumber for basic drain cleaning in Oakville.
Once your bathroom is sparkling again, just try to clean it weekly to avoid getting to the gross stage. Additionally, once a month try to perform a serious deep clean where every nook and cranny is wiped down. You’ll be surprised how much better you’ll feeling using a clean and tidy space to do your business.
How often do you deep clean your bathroom?
Guest Post written by Brooke Chaplan. Brooke is a freelance writer and recent graduate of the University of New Mexico. She enjoys hiking, biking, running and blogging about many different subjects including family, home and fitness. Contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan
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