Bathrooms get dirty quite quickly and very often. It takes a lot of time and energy to clean them only to get them dirty again. But regular is necessary for the bathroom more than most areas in the house.
If you leave the room to languish in the mess, bad things can happen. Mold and mildew will grow. Disease-causing viruses and bacteria will develop and infect the home’s inhabitants. Fixtures will start deteriorating. Your entire bathroom will begin breaking down.
Fortunately, no matter how tedious or difficult cleaning your bathroom is, there are ways to make the job more painless for you. How? Follow these bathroom cleaning hacks from the pros.
Dust and Vacuum First
Like any other room in the house, the bathroom gathers dirt and dust. The quickest and most effective way to get rid of them is cleaning them dry. Dusting and vacuuming should be the first step when cleaning your bathroom.
By doing this first, you can eliminate dirt, dust, debris, and hair strands instead of just moving them around when you’re washing and scrubbing your bathroom. Dusting and vacuuming first will save you more time and energy and work so much better.
Let Products Sit
Many cleaners work better when you leave them on the surface for a few minutes. For instance, most disinfectant sprays need at least six minutes to kill germs and fungi in nonporous surfaces, while it takes about 15 seconds to sanitize bacteria.
After enough time has passed, you can wipe the area dry, no need to rinse. Washing with water and soap can remove the sanitizer, so it’s essential to clean first before disinfecting.
All cleaning products come with their own set of instructions, telling you how long they need to sit on the surface. Read the label, and follow the duration specified to get the maximum effect of the product.
Prepare Several Microfiber Towels
For professional cleaners, microfiber towels are indispensable in cleaning anything and everything. They’re lightweight yet incredibly absorbent and clean effectively and efficiently without needing a lot of products. They can be used to clean ceramic, glass, metal, plastic, and natural stone.
They’re also pretty easy to wash and can be used multiple times. That said, if you want to have a hassle-free cleaning spree, prepare tons of microfiber towels in your cleaning caddy.
Pros recommend color-coding your towels for cleaning. For instance, use blue towels for wet application, red for dry, and green for specific surfaces. You don’t want to wipe your sink with a cloth you’ve used on your toilet.
Use Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda and vinegar are the kings of household cleaning products despite not being cleaners themselves. Both products work well separately and/or combined, and they don’t have the harmful chemicals that many household cleaners contain.
Baking soda, mixed with Borax and vinegar, can be used to remove hard-water buildup. They can also get rid of stubborn stains on your porcelain toilet throne.
For clogged showerheads and faucets, a bag of white vinegar can work just as well as some industrial products will, all without causing harm to you and the environment. Just tie the bag of vinegar around the showerhead or faucet and leave the mouth to soak for half an hour.
You don’t have to buy expensive cleaning products to make your well-designed bathroom spotlessly clean. Baking soda and vinegar are all-around cleaning products that work on different surfaces.
Clean Regularly, and Prevent Toilet Issues
The best way to keep your bathroom clean is to prevent messes from accumulating and to avoid plumbing problems. It’s vital to clean toilets every day as they’re frequently used and quickly gather dirt and mess. You should also throw out the trash daily to avoid creating environments where germs and bacteria can breed.
Drying your bathroom and removing excess water after you take a bath can work wonders in preventing watermarks, rust, mold, and mildew. Always turn on the exhaust fan during and after using the bathroom. Leave it on for about 15 minutes to completely dry the bathroom. Also, keep a squeegee near the shower and run it along the shower doors and mirror to remove excess moisture and condensation.
If you’re still using an old commode, consider upgrading to a water-saving toilet with a macerating motor that helps prevent clogs and efficiently pumps wastewater from the toilet to the drain.
Clean like a Pro
You don’t need to be a pro to ensure your bathroom is clean and pristine, but you can borrow their hacks and techniques to do it. Every professional cleaner has their own style and secret for tidying different things.
You don’t need to do everything, but you can try their techniques and see what works for you. In the end, the best way to keep your bathroom spotless is to be consistent about keeping your cleaning routine, no matter how hard it is sometimes.
About The Author:Tiffany Ara specializes in content management for Saniflo Depot. Their team is made up of experts in the industry. The goal of Saniflo Depot isn’t to sell you a product, but to help you find the perfect solution for your project.
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