Knowing how to clean and unclog – οικονομικές αποφράξεις – your bathroom and the showerhead is a necessity for anyone who enjoys a good bath. After all, no one wants to lie back and relax in a bath that has limescale around the faucets or a dirty water ring. Fortunately, the simplest way to stop most dirt and filth in and around your bath is with homemade disinfectants which are cheaper and more eco-friendly than hard shop-bought chemicals. Follow our step-by-step guide and make your bathroom a place to pamper…
How to clean your bathroom?
When it comes to how to clean a bathroom efficiently, there are a shocking number of people who have no idea where to start. Perhaps you’ve never really been shown how, and just concluded it out way back when you left your mothers home. Or, maybe you simply want more knowledge on how to remove resolute dirt in your bathroom area and the most suitable products to help you do it? Given how much life the average bathroom sees on a daily base, knowing how to give your bathroom a deep and completely clean is an essential part of a happy household. And, it’s not that difficult!
What is the easiest way to clean your bathroom?
Follow the steps below to find the simplest way to clean a bathroom. They’re ideal if you’re short on time or impulse and want to get things done as fast and efficiently as possible.
1. Start by decluttering your space. That means recycling any empty shampoo and shower gel containers, clearing your bathroom bin and putting anything else in your bathroom that takes up room outside the door for the moment. This is also a good chance to wash towels and bath mats.
2. The next area to clean should be the toilet. Place whatever you’re using to clean the toilet with into the bowl. This could be professional cleaner or white vinegar and it can begin to work its magic while you get on with the rest of the bathroom. Close the lid for now! If you need to stop a clogged, make sure you know how to unblock a toilet.
3. Next step is tending to your tiles. Sprinkling all the tiles that surround the bath or shower. Give them a good scrub before wiping them down with a clean cloth. If you want to, it’s also a great idea to use the showerhead to rinse your tiles with warm water.
4. Next, clean the shower and the bath tube. Start with the screen, or any glass environing your shower. Then, tackle the shower sink and bath. You could use the same multi-purpose spray to clean your bath and all features of your shower or look for products that will suit more precise sections if you have different materials as part of your bathroom design.
5. Next, return to the toilet. Take the toilet brush and give the toilet bowl a good scrub, making sure to cover all features and get into all the edges. Once you’re done, take a multi-purpose bathroom cleaner and spray the outside of your toilet, as well as the toilet seat and wipe it down with a cloth. Eventually, flush your toilet and shut the lid.
6. Take a clean cloth and wipe down any remaining surfaces like bathroom mirrors.
7. It’s often advised that you clean the bathroom sink last, as you may need to use it while cleaning the rest of the bathroom. Start by tackling the taps and finally the bowl, both inside and outside.
8. Take a brush, or vacuum and remove any dust from your bathroom. Once that’s done, grab a sweeper and bucket and wipe the floor down.
9. Return any toiletries, toothbrushes and all the other things to your bathroom. Try to organise them as cleverly as possible.
How to deep clean your bathroom?
If you want to deep clean your bathroom, follow the steps above and give your bathroom additional specialist treatment:
- Tackle any stainless steel in your bathroom – clean the showerhead and the taps if you haven’t already done so in the basic bathroom clean listed above.
- Tackle the tools you’ve used and cleaned the toilet brush. Hold yours over the toilet and spray the bristles with bleach if using or other natural cleaning products. Let this sit for five to ten minutes before flushing the toilet to rinse off the loosened dirt and excess product.
- If you live in a hard water area, you’re likely familiar with limescale. During a deep clean we’d recommend taking steps to tackle any limescale in your bathroom, you can use our guide to how to get rid of limescale for more advice.
Essentials for tackling limescale
- If you have a medicine cabinet full of half-used products, testers, and minis, during a deep clean might also be a good time to dispose of clutter and anything you won’t realistically use.
- Make your bathroom look fresh and clean by cleaning your tile grout, as well as the tiles themselves.
- During a deep clean, you could also make time to clean the windows in your bathroom.
- It’s also advisable to tackle any mould you may have spotted growing before it gets out of hand.
What cleaning products do you need?
While you can get away with using just a multi-purpose bathroom cleaner in your bathroom, opting for specialist products will certainly reap greater results and is less likely to leave you with streaks, limescale, condensation marks, mould and other bathroom nastiness.
How often are you supposed to clean bathrooms?
How often you clean the bathroom is totally up to you and will depend on how often you use it and, to be honest, how dirty it tends to get. For example, if you partake in a lot of outdoor exercises that means you end up covered in mud pretty regularly, chances are you’ll need to clean your bathroom more often than others.
For the average person, we’d recommend giving your bathroom a quick clean once a week – doing so will dramatically reduce the number of deep cleans required. Perhaps aim to take on a deep clean every six weeks, or so.
How to clean your shower head?
1. First, use a toothbrush to quickly scrub off any dry debris from around the holes.
2. Mix a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water (you’ll need about ½ pint) and pour it into a plastic bag. Put the plastic bag around the showerhead so the holes are submerged in the liquid. Secure the bag using an elastic band or a cable tie. Leave to soak for at least 20 minutes, or best results leave overnight.
3. Remove the bag, then use a scourer to wipe away loose sediment and finally run the shower on hot to flush out the holes.
If this doesn’t work and you have left the shower overnight, or have particularly stubborn limescale, you might need to resort to more powerful bathroom cleaners.
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