How Clean Is Your Bathroom?

Posted on: 8 April 2015


The bathroom can quickly become one of the grossest rooms in a house if not properly cleaned. Most people don't have time to do a deep cleaning of this room every week and usually a general wipe down of the toilet, sinks, bathtub and counters will suffice. However, deep cleaning this room every couple of months (in between visits by house cleaning services) can help it not only look clean but feel clean.  Here are some tips for when you are ready to deep clean your bathroom.


One part of the shower that often gets overlooked in weekly cleanings is the shower head.  However, if left to its own devices it can harbor pathogens that are dangerous for your lungs.  To clean the shower fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and make sure it completely covers the head.  Let it sit overnight and then turn it on in the morning.  This will help to make sure that your lungs are protected while you shower.  Make sure to clean the curtains now and then.  Even the plastic curtains can be thrown in the washer with a few old towels.  The towels will act like scrubbers.  This helps to get rid of soap scum.  To deep clean the tub, fill it with hot water, drain it, then apply a bathroom cleaner and let it sit for 15 minutes before draining it.

Tiles, Walls and Ceilings

Spray these areas with an all-purpose cleaner.  Then turn on the shower to hot for five minutes and let steam fill the air.  After that, turn off the shower and close the door for 20 minutes.  When you come back it should be easy to wipe down these areas.


Put a cup of baking soda into the toilet and then scrub and flush.  This should remove deep stains on the inside of the toilet.  You should also be cleaning the toilet brush after each use.  You can pour bleach on the bristles and then stick it in a container of clean water.  To keep the toilet more clean in general, close the toilet when you flush.


Pour white vinegar or baking soda down the drain and rinse with warm water.  Wiping clean with disposable disinfecting wipes seems to spread less bacteria than using cloth cleaning rags.

In addition to these tips leaving a window in the bathroom open for at least an hour a day, can help to alleviate extra humidity in the room.