Studies have been conducted to evaluate the germs and bacteria that is thriving inside an average residential bathroom. The results tell us there is far more than most people care to know about. In short, the bathroom is the dirtiest room in a home, followed by the kitchen. Where a bathroom is the place we go to clean ourselves, it doesn’t sit well that it is filled with germs and bacteria, right? For those who want to leave a bathroom cleaner than they went in, Baker Sandoval Cleaning will share a few tips on bathroom cleaning and tell you about some of the most neglected areas that don’t leave you as clean as you thought.
Disinfectant Cleaners for Bathroom Surfaces
We will either take a shower or bath to clean ourselves every day. However, shower heads, faucets, tubs and showers are all teaming with bacteria and fungus, such as the early stages of mold and mildew. Starting with these places, it is important to clean the bathtub and shower walls with a strong disinfectant cleaner. However, do not neglect the faucet or shower head. There are a number of commercial cleaners that you can use for cleaning the shower or bathing area. You can also use homemade cleaners as well.
Removing Soap Scum
For those with tile showers, floors, or countertops, you will want to focus on cleaning the grout. You can clean grout with bleach or vinegar using a toothbrush. If there isn’t a lot of soap scum around the bathroom you can kill germs and bacteria by just using bleach. However, if there is hard water build up or soap scum, you will need to clean that differently. If you need to clean soap scum, mix together 1 cup of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap in 2 cups of water to create a butter like paste and apply it to the soap scum and let it sit on the surface for 15 to 30 minutes. Afterward, use a scrub brush to clean the tile and grout. The faucet should also be cleaned regularly. Soak the shower head in a bowl of water and vinegar to kill any bacteria and hard water build up on the shower head.
Bathroom Sink Drain Cleaner
Sinks may look clean, however the faucet, faucet handles, and the drain are teaming with bacteria, germs and yeast. Again, clean the faucets and the handles with a sanitizing cleaner and don’t forget the drains. To clean the drains, pour some baking soda into the drain followed by vinegar then cover the drain for a few minutes. Start boiling some water then pour it down the drain to kill and clear the drains of obstruction and bacteria.
Clean Toilet & Bowl Properly
Toilets are another major component to the bathroom, and it goes without saying that it is very dirty. When cleaning a toilet, make sure to wipe down the outside all over the bottom, top and sides. The entire exterior needs to be wiped down with a disinfectant cleaner. Most people will remember to also clean the inside of the bowl as well, but what about the seat? Remember to not just clean the top of the toilet seat but lift it up and clean underneath the seat as it is there that has the most exposure to germs and bacteria.
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In order to combat germs, fungus, and bacteria in a bathroom, it is important to clean bathrooms regularly, and this means at least once a week. Additionally, it helps to prevent mold or mildew growth if you wipe down and dry the surface of the shower walls or bath tubs and other surfaces that are regularly exposed to water every time you’re finished bathing. If you need help deep cleaning your home or business, or need help preparing your home for a special occasion or party, contact Baker Sandoval Cleaning today.