The cleanliness of your house is directly linked to your health. When it comes to the bathrooms in your home, you want to ensure they are regularly cleaned properly. Unfortunately, wiping down surfaces is not sufficient in the prevention of bacteria growth. Follow our tips for a spotless bathroom free from dirt and germs the human eye cannot see.
Touch and Clean
Firstly, the most important areas to clean often are the high-touch surfaces. Using the toilet, sink, and soap dispenser can generate an enormous amount of bacteria. For starters, you will need to clean the necessities such as the toilet bowl and sink at least once a week. Try to disinfect the handles once a day. The more people you live with, the more often you should clean.
To disinfect these areas properly, wipe them down with a wet cloth and a bit of soap before the deep clean. Next, you can go in with your disinfectant to ensure all germs are removed. Wipe down your mirror after brushing your teeth to ensure bacteria does not stick. When cleaning your toilet, let your designated toilet cleaner sit in the bowl for a few hours. Fully scrub all areas, especially under the rim before flushing.
Next to clean are the countertops, shelving and floors. Any surface in a bathroom within at least 6 feet of the toilet is susceptible to collecting high levels of bacteria. You will want to remove all the items off of these surfaces to guarantee a full clean. Start by wiping down the countertops, removing all the dust and dirt, without missing the corners and edges.
If there is any excess hair from your brushes or natural human shedding, do not flush down the toilet. Human hair and pet fur will eventually clog up the commode, so it is best to throw these bits in the trash. Once everything is cleared and wiped down, you can then go in with the cleaning supplies. Try spraying the bathroom with your all-purpose cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes. Finally, wipe off with a wet cloth, rinsing often, to finish for a deep clean.
Soak and Scrub
Lastly, it’s time to tackle the shower and bathtub. You will want to clean both the showerhead and the bath faucet extensively, as mineral deposits will build up creating bacteria and preventing water flow. Start by getting a plastic bag, filling it with white vinegar and then tie the bag around the showerhead. Leave this bag for a few hours to allow the vinegar to work its magic. Once the time is up, remove the bag and run hot water allowing any extra residue to be released. After this process is complete, take an old toothbrush or cloth to scrub the holes. Begin running hot water again, until the head is fully clean. Repeat these steps to clean the bath faucet as well. Do not forget to wash all your towels often in hot water as extreme moisture is the ultimate home for bacteria growth.
Ensuring a healthy home begins with a proper cleaning routine. Use the above tips to help keep your bathroom spotless. By deep cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis, you can stop the growth of germs and the spread of harmful bacteria. Take the time to properly clean your bathroom so you and your household can stay healthy and safe.