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How to Clean Bathroom Fixtures for Spotless Surfaces

Take a closer look into the intricacies of a good bathroom cleaning, focussing on the deep cleaning of bathroom fixtures.

29/09/2021

 

 

 

Unlike other areas of the house, the bathroom attracts more dampness and dirt that builds up over some time. Depending on the frequency of use, the build-up on the bathroom surfaces increases. It can be a breeding ground for bacteria and mold that, if left unattended, can get hard to remove. Needless to say, it can cause health issues for you and your family.

The best way is to set up a routine for cleaning all the bathrooms. The most frequently used bathrooms should be cleaned more often than, for instance, the guest bathroom, which is used less. The concept of deep cleaning applies to bathrooms, where every fixture and tile is thoroughly cleaned.

Let us delve into the intricacies of a good bathroom cleaning, focussing on the deep cleaning of bathroom fixtures.

 

Cleaning the Bathroom Faucet and Showerheads

The bathroom faucets can be cleaned hassle-free with normal soap and water. Reputed manufacturers, like Oltsw, provide a wide range of automatic products. It is highly recommended to follow the instructions by the manufacturer because the cleaning liquids can significantly alter the quality and finish of the faucet.

Harsh products like chemicals, abrasive sponges, and bristles can damage the surface of the faucet, making it look ugly. It also further damages the faucet with further use. If the stains are hard to remove, mix vinegar and water in equal parts, and apply on the faucet surface. Wipe this with a clean soft cloth. Baking soda and water can also be used in place of vinegar.

Use a soft brush to scrub the hard-to-clean areas. It is advised to test the vinegar solution on a small patch before using it on the faucet.

The showerheads tend to attract salt deposits from the running water and the pores get clogged. To solve this, let a bag of vinegar, tied to the showerhead, sit for around one hour. You will notice the deposits flow away. You can wipe the showerhead with a clean cotton cloth and the shine will be back.

 

 

 

2. Cleaning the Bathroom Sink

The first rule of thumb is the sink countertop should be wiped after every use so the next person using it gets a fairly dry sink. Since the sink is one of the most used accessories in the bathroom, it is better to not wait for the weekly schedule to clean it.

The residue in the bathroom sink is caused by daily use like washing hands, brushing teeth, soap spillage, and water stains. This makes cleaning the bathroom sink frequently, very important. This avoids the residues turning into hard stains.

To retain the shine, clean the sink with any general-purpose spray. You can also use a mixture of equal amounts of vinegar and water to spray on the sink surface and then wipe it dry.

If the stains are stubborn, you may need to use a mild liquid solution and scrub away the grime. A mixture of baking soda and water is also a good cleaning agent.

 

 

3. Cleaning the Bathtub

The bathtub is the biggest area in the bathroom, next to the shower cabin, that is exposed to soap, shampoo, oils and body soil. It is important to wipe the tub soon after use if you have used bath oil.

Bathtubs can be made up of porcelain, acrylic or fiberglass. You can use any mild all-purpose cleaner, vinegar, and water and give a thorough wash to the tub. Baking soda is also effective, but never use bleach to whiten the tub. It can severely spoil the porcelain and other parts of the tub.

The quickest way to clean a bathtub is to spray the cleaner on it and let it stand till you finish the rest of the bathroom. This reduces your efforts in scrubbing and the scum comes off easily.

 

 

4. Cleaning the Toilet Bowl

The toilet bowl needs to be cleaned inside out. The cleaning solution should be meant specifically for toilet bowls. You can opt for store-bought toilet cleaners or, if you want to avoid using harsh chemicals containing acids and bleach, you can make natural cleaners at home very easily.

You can use curved bowl brushes that effectively reach all areas inside the bowl that may not be visible to the general eye.

While scrubbing the bowl, work your way inwards, from the bowl rim towards the inside. Flush the bowl once you are done, and spray disinfectant all over the seat and tank exterior. Wipe this with a clean cloth and let it dry.

Wipe the surrounding floor with a disinfectant spray and cloth to complete the cleaning.

 

Conclusion

Investing in high-quality bathroom fixtures is worth every penny. You should take equal care and precautions to keep them clean and spot-free for a presentable bathroom. This is very important for the health of the family.

A regular schedule for such cleaning ensures that apart from the general cleaning of the bathroom, the bathroom fittings are not missed being cleaned, in turn reducing the time of cleaning.




REF:
https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/maintenance-and-repair/cleaning/the-most-efficient-easiest-way-to-clean-your-bathroom
https://www.bhg.com/homekeeping/house-cleaning/tips/how-to-clean-bathroom-fixtures/
https://www.diynatural.com/homemade-toilet-cleaner/

 

 

 

 

 

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