What is deep cleaning the bathroom, and how often should we do it? We’re not talking about a cursory onceover with the antibacterial wipes. Your bathroom needs a methodical cleaning every month or two to keep those pesky germs at bay. With deep, sanitizing treatment, you’ll be denying mildew, mold, and run-of-the mill scum an environment to grow in.
What are the most important duties when cleaning a bathroom?
Keep in mind, the purpose of deep cleaning is not only to present a clean environment to your friends, but to protect you and your family from bacteria and other unwanted hazards. Given the right humidity and warmth, mildew can easily grow inside the space to create a stinky, unsightly room. Nobody wants that.
Key Maintenance Checklist:
- Deep clean the tiles (walls and floor)
- Target the showerhead and bath faucet
- Scrub down the toilet
- Take on the vanity area
- Sanitize the sink
- Don’t forget the towel rack
- Finish with the drains
To begin your bathroom deep clean, start by picking out a sturdy cleaning solution for your tile. While you can always drive to the store to purchase the latest tile cleaning product, a baking soda solution does the job well. For this solution, mix two parts baking soda with one part hydrogen peroxide, then add a little dish soap before you stir it all together into the spray bottle.
For your drains, we recommend a similar baking soda treatment. Pour a cup into your shower/tub drain and let it sit for up to 5 minutes. Follow with a cup of white vinegar, which will react vigorously with the baking soda to clean out any residue or blockage. Be sure to cover the drain during this process. If you experience frequent drain clogs, consider calling your local plumber!