As the warmer weather approaches, it’s natural to think about cleaning your home. But, the least popular room in the home for a deep spring clean is the bathroom. Many people hate cleaning their bathroom at the best of times, but you can make the process easier and more effective if you follow these nine simple steps.
Step 1: Clear the Bathroom
Most bathrooms have a lot of stuff used to keep people and the various surfaces clean. Trying to clean around shelves, trash cans, and other obstacles will make the process far harder than it needs to be. Before you start cleaning, take some time to remove every item from the bathroom. Smaller items should be placed in another location as you clean and you can clear the medicine cabinet. Rugs and towels should be put in the washer to clean and dry them as you get the bathroom clean. Empty the trash can, clean it and leave it outdoors to dry to make sure it’s clean and fresh later.
Step 2: Dusting. Sweeping and Vacuuming
Use a duster to get at those ceiling corners, dust under, around, and under anywhere and everywhere that you can reach. Cobwebs can accumulate behind light fixtures and other areas, and you need that material removed to make your cleaning more effective. Sweep up the dust, use the vacuum and get that dirt and dust in the trash where it belongs.
Step 3: Clean the Surfaces
Take a cleaning product and spray it on a sponge or washcloth to clean the surfaces. Make sure you clean the baseboards, walls, shelves, towel racks, windowsills, medicine cabinet, and any other surfaces you can find. Start at the top of the bathroom and work downwards and work methodically to clean every surface once.
Step 4: Get Ready to Mop
Fill a bucket with hot water, add your favorite cleaning product and let it sit with the mop head submerged. The mop and bucket are now ready for use after you finish the next few cleaning steps.
Step 5: Clean the Shower and Tub
The cleaning product you applied earlier has now had time to work, and you should be able to wipe the surfaces clean. Some light scrubbing may be needed on the occasional tough spot, and you need to clean the faucet, drain, and showerhead. Then you can go ahead and replace those smaller items, such as sponges, soaps, shampoos. If you have a glass shower door, this is the time to clean it with a glass cleaning product.
Step 6: Cleaning the Sink
Spray the sink with cleaner, clean the sink basin, faucet and countertop with a clean cloth. Scrub away any tough spots of grime and get the faucet clean and shiny. Then clean out the drain and give the mirror a wipe with a glass cleaner.
Step 7: Clean the Toilet
Spray a toilet cleaner in the bowl, give it a scrub with the brush, and flush. Apply an all purpose cleaner to the exterior and make sure to get into those hard to reach areas.
Step 8: Mopping the Floor
Get the mop and bucket, mop the floor clean and close the door.
Step 9: Replace the Larger Items
Once the floor is dry, replace the larger items such as rugs, towels, and the trash can.
In Conclusion A spring clean for your bathroom can be simple if you approach it in a methodical manner. If you notice any plumbing issues as you clean, contact your local certified plumber for expert help and advice.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.