No matter how hard or even how often you clean it, your bathroom always seems to get dirty in less than 24 hours. Germs simply love to hang out in your bathroom. Well, you probably already know that. You also know that changing your toothbrush every two months and cleaning your bowl weekly is as important as washing your hands before you exit the bathroom. But you probably don’t know how dirty your bathroom really is. Thankfully, we have new research from the Kenton College in Ohio, at hand to shed some light on the situation.
How Dirty Your Bathroom Really Is
As microbiologist Joan L. Slonczewski told Women’s Health recently, the amount of bacteria found in bathrooms naturally varies. Right after you clean the floor, there are maybe around 1000 bacteria per square cm. However, just a few hours later, the situation becomes drastically different.
As a matter of fact, there might be more than a million batteries per square cm just a few hours after you’ve cleaned the bathroom. This not only means that you have to start cleaning your bathroom more often, but you have to put a lot more effort as well.
The tips we have bellow have been used by seasoned professionals for years at this point. If you feel like you don’t have enough time to clean your bathroom every week, you should check Helpling UK out and find a cleaning team near you.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best bathroom-cleaning tips…
Deep Cleaning Bathroom Tips
1. Clean the Showerhead with Vinegar
The day before you clean the bathroom, take some white vinegar, pour into a plastic bag, put your showerhead into it and leave it to soak overnight. Next morning, take the showerhead out of the bag and simply wash it down with tap water.
2. Steam-Wash Your Tiles and Walls
As soon as you’re finished with the shower, take a bottle of cleaner, spray the walls and tiles in your bathroom. Turn on the hot water, leave the bathroom, shut the door behind you and leave it like that for fifteen or so minutes.
3. Clean the Bowl with Baking Soda
Once you spray the bowl with your regular cleaning solution, you should go to the kitchen, take some baking soda and pour a cup of into the toilet bowl. Leave it there for a few minutes and then scrub the bowl with the toilet brush.
4. More Vinegar for the Sink
Again, take some straight, white vinegar and flush it down the drain to clean the sink and the pipes. When it comes to the faucet, disinfecting wet wipes will do the job just fine. If you want to keep your faucet from sliming up, just dab some baby oil on the soap dish and clean it with a cloth.
5. Use Dish-Soap for the Ventilation Fan
After you flip the circuit breaker and take the cover off, you should use dish-soap and hot water to clean the fan. Also, it would be smart to take your vacuum and clean the blades. This will both reduce the mold in your bathroom and kill-off any airborne bacteria.
The Bottom Line
In the end, remember to clean your bathroom completely at least once a week, although doing it more often wouldn’t hurt. While this will take some concentration and effort on your part, it’s well worth it. After all, you don’t want all that bacteria from the bathroom to spread around, do you?