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How to Get Your Bathroom Clean

Your bathroom is both hard-working and prone to being very unpleasant if not cleaned well and regularly. We’ve put together these tips to help you clean your sinks, tubs, toilets and shower.

How to Clean Your Bathroom

Don’t Get Sunk Cleaning Your Sinks

Your sink goes through a lot every day, from dirt, grime, bacteria and hair to toothpaste dribbles, spilt shaving cream and overspray from hair products. Use all-purpose bathroom cleaner to remove light soil and film. For more hardened deposits, abrasive or soft-scrub cleaners may be used, as they will be easy to rinse from ceramic surfaces.

Cleaners with bleach will remove toothpaste dribbles and sanitize surfaces, too. Clean the rim and fixtures with a disinfecting spray glass cleaner or all-purpose bathroom cleaner. Buff fixtures shiny and dry with a fresh cleaning cloth.


Cleaning That Which Keeps You Clean

Your shower and bathtub help you to keep clean but in the process, they can get pretty filthy. Soap scum, bath oil, hair products and body oil can dull and muddy a tub or shower. On top of that, tub rims, fixtures and taps can all act to trap moisture, leading to mould and mildew.


First and Last

You should make your tub and shower the first and last thing you clean in the bathroom, using the spray and stand method. Before cleaning the rest of the bathroom, spray the tub and shower areas with a generous layer of all-purpose bathroom cleaner and allow the product to stand while you clean elsewhere.

This helps the cleanser to dissolve oils and soap scum, making them easier to remove. Once you’re done with the rest of the bathroom, use abrasive scrubbing pads to get rid of bathtub rings or deposits on shower floors. Tile brushes will help you scrub grout and reach into cracks and corners.

A cleaning toothbrush does a quick job of removing built-up deposits around tub fixtures or faucets – just make sure it doesn’t get mixed in with your other toothbrushes! Once this is all done, simply use a detachable shower head or an attachment to rinse off the cleaning products and dislodged grime and grit.


Cleaning Fibreglass Showers and Glass Doors

These surfaces need special treatment. Clean them with a non-abrasive cleaner such as an all-purpose bathroom cleaner, pine oil or baking soda. Use soft cloths to wipe these surfaces down as harsher materials will scratch them.


Toilet Time

The only thing worse than cleaning your toilet is using a dirty toilet. So, even though it’s awful, you need to clean that thing.

Here’s how:

  1. Place granulated or liquid toilet bowl cleaner into the bowl, and let the cleaner go to work. Standing time is necessary to dissolve deposits and kill germs so don’t cut the time short.
  2. Give the bowl a good scrub using a new or as-new toilet brush – replace this regularly as a flattened old one will be basically useless.
  3. If the toilet develops a stubborn ring that regular cleaning won’t cure, use a natural pumice stone to scrub away the deposits.
  4. Use a disinfecting spray or all-purpose bathroom cleaner to spray toilet rims, seat and lid, tank and bowl exterior. Be sure to check the label for the recommended standing time; antibacterial cleaning products require a certain amount of wet exposure to kill germs. Wipe clean and dry with fresh cleaning cloths.
  5. Check the floor around the toilet in case anyone has missed their target when urinating. Use disinfecting cleaner and your cleaning toothbrush to annihilate any nasty dribbles, otherwise, they will cause a stink and potentially damage the floor!


Get in Touch

If your bathroom plumbing needs work, get in touch with G.F. James Plumbing today on 02 9649 1099 or enquire online.

Geoff James
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Geoff grew up in Berala near Lidcombe in Sydney and attended Birrong Boys High School where he finished his Year 10 school certificate. Geoff was encouraged by his uncle to consider plumbing as he had done a bit of plumbing work on weekends during his school years. DJ Childs Plumbing in Canterbury offered him a plumbing apprenticeship and he spent most of his time working on plumbing maintenance and new roofs on commercial sites. Geoff on Google+.