If your toilet is in need of a good deep cleaning, and you’re not sure where to start, here’s the ultimate bathroom cleaning checklist for you! A thorough bathroom cleaning checklist can help guarantee that no space is overlooked. We’ll walk you through a detailed guide to effectively and efficiently clean your bathroom. Maintaining a clean and hygienic bathroom is essential for your health and well-being. From the sink to the shower, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in!
It’s imperative to begin with some general cleaning procedures before tackling certain sections. Clean up any clutter from the bathroom and sweep or vacuum the floor to get rid of any dirt. Clean out the garbage can thoroughly after emptying it. Don’t forget to dust your bathroom’s light fixtures, vents and any decorative items in your toilet. We also recommend working from ceiling to floor so you don’t mess up the just-cleaned surfaces.
- Tile Grout
Due to the accumulation of filth, grime, and maybe mold or mildew in this area, cleaning toilet tile grout can be a little tricky. However, you may return your grout to its clean original state with the appropriate methods and a little elbow grease.
- Apply your chosen grout cleaner or homemade solution to the grout lines around the toilet. Be generous but not excessive, as too much liquid can damage the underlying flooring. Allow the cleaner to sit on the grout for at least 5-10 minutes. This dwell time helps break down the dirt and stains.
- Use an old toothbrush or a grout brush to scrub the grout lines. Scrub in a circular or back-and-forth motion, applying enough pressure to remove stains but not so much that you damage the grout.
- After scrubbing, rinse the grout and tiles thoroughly with clean water. Do take note that if the grout still remains dirty, you may need to repeat the cleaning process.
Consider applying a grout sealer after cleaning and thoroughly drying the grout. This helps protect it from future staining and moisture penetration.
- Toilet Bowl
- Squirt or pour the toilet bowl cleaner around the inside of the bowl, targeting the areas under the rim and the waterline. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your chosen cleaner. Allow the cleaner to sit in the bowl for a few minutes or as directed on the product label. This will break down stains and disinfect the surface.
- Use a toilet bowl brush to scrub the inside of the bowl. Start from under the rim and work your way down to the waterline and the bottom of the bowl. Pay special attention to any stained or discolored areas
- Scrub vigorously to remove stubborn stains. Don’t forget to clean under the rim, as this area can accumulate mineral deposits and stains. Use a toilet bowl brush or a specialized under-rim brush to reach and clean this area thoroughly.
While you’re cleaning the toilet, take the opportunity to wipe down the exterior surfaces with a bathroom cleaner or disinfecting wipes.
Run warm water into the sink to wet the surface and loosen any loose debris. Spray or apply your chosen bathroom cleaner evenly across the entire surface of the sink, including the faucet and handles. If using a natural solution, mix vinegar and water in equal parts or create a paste with baking soda and water. (We’ve found that this mixture works best for stubborn stains!)
- Use a soft cloth or sponge to scrub the sink’s surface and faucet handles. Pay extra attention to areas with soap scum, toothpaste residue or water spots.
- For tight or hard-to-reach spots, such as around the faucet base or under the handles, use an old toothbrush.
- Clean the faucet and handles thoroughly, paying attention to any crevices or details where dirt and grime can accumulate.
- Rinse the sink and faucet thoroughly with clean, warm water to remove all traces of cleaner or cleaning solution.
- Use clean towels to dry the sink and faucet. This helps prevent water spots and keeps the sink looking shiny!
*TIP: To add extra shine to the faucet and handles, you can use a microfiber cloth or a soft, dry cloth to buff them.
- Shower Head
Depending on your shower head type, you may need to unscrew it from the shower arm. Use an adjustable wrench if necessary. Be gentle to avoid damaging the showerhead or the pipes.
- Fill a plastic bag with vinegar, ensuring there’s enough to completely submerge the showerhead when placed inside. If the shower head is small, you can use a resealable plastic sandwich bag.
- Immerse the showerhead in the vinegar-filled bag, ensuring that the holes or nozzles are completely submerged. Seal the bag around the showerhead with a rubber band or twist tie. This will allow the showerhead to soak in the vinegar overnight.
- After soaking, remove the showerhead from the bag and gently scrub the holes or nozzles with a soft brush or toothbrush to dislodge any remaining deposits. Rinse the showerhead thoroughly with clean water to remove any vinegar residue. Ensure that all vinegar is washed away to prevent any lingering smell.
- Leave the showerhead to soak in the vinegar for at least 6-8 hours or overnight. This will help dissolve mineral deposits and break down any bacteria or mold.
- Carefully screw the showerhead back onto the shower arm. Be cautious not to overtighten it to avoid damaging the threads.
- Turn on the shower to check the water flow. You should notice an improvement in water pressure and spray pattern.
- Mirrors & Shower Screens
Begin by dusting the mirror’s surface with a dry, clean microfiber cloth to remove loose dirt and dust. This prevents smearing when you start cleaning. You can use a commercial glass cleaner or create a homemade solution by mixing equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
- Spray the glass cleaner or homemade solution evenly across the mirror’s surface.Starting from the top and working your way down, use a clean microfiber cloth or paper towel to wipe the mirror in straight, vertical or horizontal strokes. Avoid using a circular motion, as it can leave streaks.
- If you notice streaks or spots, use a separate, clean, and dry part of the cloth or a fresh paper towel to buff them away gently. Pay special attention to the corners and edges of the mirror and shower screen, as dust and residues tend to accumulate there.
If after all this, you still feel disgusted and nauseous just thinking about cleaning the toilet, you do have other options. Hire professional cleaning services in Singapore!
It is understandable why some homeowners prefer to hire cleaning services to complete the task. When your calendar is really busy, cleaning your own home and bathroom may just seem like a little too much to handle.