How to Deep-Clean Your Bathroom in 6 Steps
At Euro Maids, our team of expert cleaners knows what it takes to make a bathroom spotlessly clean, but we also think that you should be armed with that same knowledge! We have countless bathroom cleaning tips that you can use, helping you keep your mirrors, floors, tiles squeaky clean.
Bathroom surfaces of all kinds are prone to grime build-up, and we’ve got amazing tips to help you prevent this from happening.
How to Clean Bathroom Walls
Cleaning your bathroom walls presents a wide range of problems, one of which is just how difficult it is to reach the corners of the room. Plus, wiping the walls clean as far as you can reach leaves circular arches all over the wall, and nobody wants that!
Our solution is to use microfiber dust mops with long handles that allow you to reach the corners and remove stains and dust throughout the entire wall. Microfiber cloths are also great for cleaning services that you don’t want to damage, including painted walls.
Another common concern is the build-up of mold and mildew, which can easily be solved with a homemade solution of water and white vinegar. It is an effective way of cleaning delicate surfaces without causing damage. It kills mildew and it can easily be stored inside of a regular plastic spray bottle. Use a delicate cloth to clean with this solution.
With bathrooms, preventative cleaning is also extremely important. This means regularly wiping the walls and glass surfaces throughout the week, helping avoid the build-up of limescale and dirt. If you have one, it’s also a great idea to use the ventilation fan in the bathroom to keep air flowing as much as possible. Alternatively, keep a window open to allow in the fresh air and prevent the build-up of moisture and mildew.
The key to keeping your bathroom walls clean is a combination of regular maintenance, using delicate solutions and microfiber cloths, and keeping the room as ventilated as possible.
How to Clean a Bathroom Floor
Whether your bathroom floor is linoleum or tile, there are three steps you can take to keep it perfectly clean. This is the process our Euro Maids cleaners use, and one we think will serve you well, too.
Start by sweeping the floor. Unless your bathroom is large, using a vacuum cleaner can be difficult and inconvenient. It might also not be able to get into nooks, crannies, and corners if your bathroom is a tight space. Use a small broom and sweep the room, collecting the dust and dirt from the corners. Make sure to sweep behind the toilet, sink, and other places you might not always see.
If there are any particularly difficult places to reach, a damp cloth or paper towel can easily do the job as well.
Once the floor has been fully swept, it’s time to clean. You can use a regular mop bucket if you like, but using the bathtub or the sink is a neat way to avoid that. Then, fill it with two gallons of warm water and add approximately one tablespoon of dish soap and a quarter cup of vinegar. Mix this solution until you see suds.
Find a good rag, submerge it in the solution, and wring off any excess water before using it to clean the floor. You can clean your floors on your hands and knees, scrubbing the floor to a perfect shine, or by using a mop that’s designed to hold a floor-cleaning cloth.
Finally, to dry the floor, we prefer to use a towel! It’s a simple approach but it is extremely effective. Again, you can do this on your hands and knees, or even lay down the towel and use your feet! Polish the floors to a perfect shine and you’re all done.
How to Clean a Mirror
Everyone knows how difficult it can be to clean a mirror. Regular cleaning products leave streaks and marks, and no matter how hard you polish and buff, it can be hard to remove the smears.
There is, however, a simple solution you can make at home to clean your mirror. Combine half a cup of distilled water, one tablespoon of cornstarch, and half a cup of white vinegar. Mix in a bottle, shake well, and you’re ready to go.
The first step in cleaning your mirror is using rubbing alcohol and a cloth to remove any dirt or debris. Once you have done so, you are ready to clean the mirror with your homemade solution.
Next, use a microfiber cloth to clean the mirror, which will give you a streak-free shine. You may also use the old-fashioned method of wiping the mirror with a crumpled-up newspaper.
As you wipe the cloth or newspaper across the mirror, make sure you get every inch of the surface. Wipe in lines, not in circles, and watch as the solution dries and leaves behind zero streaks.
How to Clean a Toilet
Think of your toilet in three parts – the bowl, the exterior, and the water tank. At Euro Maids, our cleaning staff inspects every inch of your toilet to ensure it’s clean from the inside out.
1. Clean the Bowl
Start by applying the toilet cleaner inside of the bowl and letting it soak in. After a few minutes, take a toilet brush and scrub the inside of the bowl, making sure to reach down into the water of the bowl, the mid-section, and the ridge that goes along the toilet seat.
You’ll also want to lift the toilet seat and make sure you clean underneath the seat using a cloth or scrubbing sponge with a cleaner of your choice.
2. Clean the Exterior
You can clean the exterior of your toilet using a cloth or scrubbing sponge with a regular bathroom cleaner. For particularly dirty bowls, use bleach and strong disinfectants to ensure it is completely clean.
For an extra-perfect clean, use a dry cloth to buff the exterior porcelain to a shine.
3. Clean the Water Tank
The water tank is so often forgotten about when cleaning toilets, but ensuring it’s clean is easy and fast. Simply take off the porcelain lid, which may require you to unscrew the flush push-button, and take a look inside. If you see a build-up of dirt and minerals inside, pour in three or four cups of vinegar inside and let it soak.
Then, turn off the water to the toilet and flush, which will empty the tank. The mineral build-up should now be soft and easy to scrub with a brush or sponge. Once it’s clean, make sure to switch the water back on, flush a few times, and your toilet will be squeaky clean.
How to Clean a Bathtub
A lot of people assume that because bathtubs are constantly filled with water, they effectively clean themselves. This simply isn’t true. Every time a bathtub drains, grime and dirt gets stuck to the side of the tub and stays there until the next time.
To ensure you and anyone else who uses your bathroom always has a fresh tub and clean bathwater, use the following steps to ensure that your bathtub is squeaky clean every time.
Step 1: Fill a bucket with hot water and spread the water all around the tub. If you have a shower head, you can use the hot water from the shower.
Step 2: Take a bucket filled with dish soap and hot water to scrub the tub. Make sure to regularly rinse off the sponge in the bucket so it stays as clean as possible.
Step 3: Sprinkle baking soda onto the sponge to help scrub away any stubborn stains.
Step 4: Use a spray cleaner to finish the clean, scrubbing with a clean sponge.
Step 5: Use fresh water to rinse the tub after cleaning, and then polish the faucets and handles to a shine.
If you notice mildew in the tub, you can clean that with diluted bleach. Spray or pour the solution onto the mildew, let it sit for a little while, and then clean.
How to Clean a Shower Curtain
Don’t forget to clean your shower curtain! This is an easy place for grime, mold, and mildew to accumulate.
You should regularly remove the shower curtain from the rings and thoroughly clean it. Doing so means no unpleasant odors and a fresh, clean environment for you to enjoy every day!
Once the shower curtain is removed, place it into a washing machine with detergent and a cup of white vinegar. Run the shower curtain through the gentlest washing setting you have, and hang it out to dry after it is washed.
You might also want to clean your curtain rings, as they’re exposed to the same dirt and grime as the shower curtain. Remove the rings and place them in a sink full of hot water and white vinegar. Let them soak before scrubbing them and rinsing them in fresh water.
Naperville’s Bathroom Cleaning Experts At Your Service!
Euro Maids is your source for fantastic cleaning tips and convenient, affordable cleaning services in Naperville and the Chicagoland area.
We provide residential and commercial cleaning services, and our team of bathroom cleaning experts is ready to help. We offer deep cleaning, green cleaning, one-time cleaning and apartment cleaning to ensure all of your needs are covered.
For a free estimate or to find out more about our bathroom cleaning services, call Euro Maids today at (630) 737-1080!