Our cleaning experts at On Time Steam Cleaning not only help you clean your carpets, floors, air ducts, or furniture – we also provide services for cleaning bathrooms. Bathrooms are one of those places, apart from the kitchen, where you need to exercise proper hygiene and cleanliness. Below are some tips compiled by the best of our staff for maintaining clean bathrooms:
Proper Water Drainage
Let the water drain off from your shower curtains and don’t let it sit by drawing the curtains closed. This ensures that water does not remain in the folds of the curtains. When there is no moisture, then there will be a less chance for growth of molds.
Homemade Cleaning Products
The modern cleaning products are not only effective, but they use harsh chemicals as well. The residue of such chemicals almost always remains in your bathtub or sink. To avoid this harmful residue, opt for healthier cleaning choices such as homemade cleaning remedies. Use baking soda and white vinegar for cleaning purposes. You can also use them for unclogging and cleaning pipes. Just throw half cup of baking soda down the drain and follow by the same amount of white vinegar. The reaction will bring up the foam which you should let sit for a few minutes. After that, just pour boiling water over it to unclog the pipes and wash out clogs if any.
Inhibit Growth of Molds
Mildew can be cleaned by mixing one part of bleach with ten parts of water. Use a soft-bristled brush such as a toothbrush for hard to reach places and floor cleaning brushes if the mold has taken over your floor too. After cleaning, neutralize the bleach solution by using a pH neutral cleaner.
Opt for Liquid Soap
Opt out from using bar soaps at the sink which will result in so grimy and dirty soap dish at the sink. Use a hand wash with either a pump or a hands-free dispenser to maintain a clean countertop in your bathroom.
Clean your bathroom at least once a month, depending on the usage of the bathroom. Clean it frequently if required to do so. Hire professional cleaners for cleaning your bathroom every few months which will help keep the germs, grime and fungus at bay, making your bathroom look cleaner and more hygienic.
Use Water Repellent Sprays
Use water repellent sprays to coat your bathroom walls and doors which help in decreasing the buildup of minerals, water and soap by facilitating it to run off. This means that you will have an easy job when it’s time for cleaning your bathroom.
Unclog Shower Heads
Shower heads occasionally become clogged with mineral deposits. To clean and unclog shower heads, fill a Ziploc or any plastic bag with vinegar and immerse the shower head in it by holding up the bag. Tie the bag with a rubber band and let the shower head sit in the vinegar overnight. Scrub the head in the morning and it will be as good as new!
Keep your Disinfecting wipes and used Dryer Sheets Handy
Keeping your disinfectant wipes near the sink can be very handy because they will be easier to reach and you can clean as you go, and will not pile up the dirt and grime over time. This will ensure that you don’t have a hard time cleaning your bathroom when the time comes for your regular scrubbing.
Keep Your Mirrors Clean
Vinegar is your best friend when it comes to cleaning your bathroom. For cleaning your mirrors and making them spotless, fill a spray bottle – half with vinegar and half with water. Spray onto the surface of the mirror and wipe with rags or newspaper. Don’t make the mistake of using paper towels in this technique because you will end up making the mirror foggier rather than spotless as paper towels leave behind a lot of residue.
Clean your toilets as soon as required. Make it a habit to sprinkle baking soda on the inside of the toilet and pour down some vinegar into it. Use a toilet brush to scrape the sides and the stains. The vinegar also helps in removing any smell.
Use Air Fresheners
The air fresheners available in spray form in the market today are really harmful for children as well as adults because they include chemicals and toxins which are dangerous for health. Instead go natural and make your own air freshener by using baking soda, essential oils, a mason jar and a cardboard piece. Put half a cup of baking soda in the jar and mix with about 8-12 drops of your favorite essential oil. Replace the lid with a cardboard inside the ring of the mason jar and you are good to go!
We hope that these tips will help you maintain a cleaner and more hygienic bathroom. Give us a call, On time Steam Cleaning, at 888-512-2055 to avail our professional cleaning services.