Sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets deserve extra maintenance because of what we put them through every day. Modern plumbing fittings, thankfully, are designed to make bathroom cleaning as simple as possible.
The humble sink is subjected to a daily barrage of dirt and filth, from toothpaste dribbles to hair product overspray. Regular cleaning will keep it gleaming back at you.
Appropriate for the job. To remove light filth and film, use an all-purpose bathroom cleanser. Abrasive or soft-scrub cleaners, which are simple to rinse from ceramic surfaces, can be used to remove more hardened deposits. Toothpaste dribbles can be removed and surfaces sanitized with bleach-based cleaners. Make your own bathroom cleaners to keep things green. They’ll spruce up your bathroom without the use of harsh chemicals or a hefty price tag.
On the verge of something big. Use a disinfecting spray glass cleaner or an all-purpose bathroom cleanser to clean the rim and fixtures. With a clean cleaning cloth, buff the fixtures to a lustrous sheen.
Shower and Tub
Soap scum, bath oil, hair products, and body soil join forces to attack the gleaming surface of the shower and tub, while moisture, mold, and mildew hide in tub rims, fixtures, and faucets. When you put off a job, deposits solidify and ossify, and mildew and mold grow in dark corners. Utilize time and cleaning strength to make cleaning the shower and tub a breeze.
Spray and then wait. Spray the tub area with a generous layer of all-purpose bathroom cleanser before cleaning the rest of the bathroom. Allow the product to sit while you clean the rest of the bathroom. Because the cleanser has had time to dissolve oils and soap scum, you’ll need less elbow grease to get it off.
Get to work scrubbing. Scrub the shower floors with abrasive scrubbing pads to remove bathtub rings or deposits. The handle protects knuckles from accidental contact with the tub as the tile brush scrubs tile grout and reaches into gaps and corners. Cleaning accumulated deposits around tub fittings or faucets is simple with a cleaning toothbrush.
Rinse well. A detachable showerhead allows you to swiftly and thoroughly rinse off the cleaner. If you don’t already have one, a removable rubber showerhead that hooks to the bathtub tap should be added to your cleaning pack. They’re affordable and make it easy to rinse the tub and shower walls after cleaning. They’re frequently used to shampoo hair and bathe dogs.
Fiberglass Showers and Glass Doors
These surfaces necessitate special attention. Use a nonabrasive solution like all-purpose bathroom cleanser, pine oil, or baking soda to clean them. Scrubbing pads or abrasive cleaners should be avoided since they can scratch or dull the finish.
Full-strength white vinegar or a commercial lime and scale remover can be used to clean cloudy glass shower doors. When using these products, ensure that there is adequate ventilation and that your skin and clothing are protected.
Most people don’t enjoy cleaning the toilet, but where would we be if we didn’t have it? Back in the outhouse, I’ll tell you. To keep it clean and inviting, try these suggestions.
Please take your time. Fill the toilet bowl with granulated or liquid toilet bowl cleaning and let it do its job. Don’t rush the standing time because it’s vital to dissolve deposits and destroy bacteria.
Brush up on your knowledge. It’s essential to have a nice bowl brush. Replace it if it’s flattened or squashed; you’ll need those bristles to do a decent job. To scour away hidden deposits, curved bowl brushes reach up and beneath the toilet rim.
Clean up your act. Bring on the pumice stone if the toilet develops a tenacious ring that normal cleaning won’t remove. This permeable natural stone is prone to crumbling. To remove the deposit, rub the stone directly on the ring.
Disinfect the area. Spray the toilet rims, seat and lid, tank and bowl exteriors with a disinfecting spray cleanser or an all-purpose bathroom cleaner. Antibacterial cleaning products require a particular length of wet exposure to kill germs, so check the label for the recommended standing time. Using fresh cleaning rags, wipe the surface clean and dry.
Drips and dribbles are a common occurrence. If pee is left to stand at the base of the toilet, it can cause odor problems and damage to the floor, and it is a predictable hazard in a family with males of any age. To get rid of errant dribbles, use disinfectant cleaner and a cleaning toothbrush – or delegate the task to the male offenders.