If you were to conduct a survey amongst homeowners, housekeepers and janitorial workers alike, asking them which room they least prefer to clean. The most common answer would be cleaning the bathroom.
Here at ECS Commercial Cleaning, we provide professional cleaning services to washroom facilities in London and the surrounding areas. Our team of experts understand the fundamentals of bathroom cleaning and as a result, we’re offering some top tips to clean your bathroom the right way.
Why is Cleaning the Bathroom so Difficult?
Taking the time to remove grime from the side of the bath and grouting, descaling the toilets and wiping down every touchable surface takes time and vigorous effort. This is why so many of us persist on putting off that dreaded bathroom cleanse.
Here are some helpful, stress-reducing tips to make bathroom cleaning that little bit easier.
Remove Items From Their Usual Spot
Here is a major stress-inducer, imagine going to wipe down a bathroom surface and dragging off a family of shampoo bottles that crash onto the floor, spilling out their contents in the process. As well as boiling blood, you’ve now got extra spillage to clean up.
We recommend moving your toiletries and storage holders aside before you start to clean, any towels and rugs as well as any waste bins. This way you’ll be able to effectively clean the entirety of the bathroom.
Dust and Sweep
To effectively remove the dust from your bathroom, you’ll need to start off by using your manual tools. Use a duster and a sweeping brush to tackle the initial layer of dust and then follow up with a thorough vacuum to remove any stagnant mounds that your brush or duster fails to remove.
Failing to tackle your dust problem can lead to a variety of health and respiratory problems. You can read all about the harmful subsidiaries here. Alternatively, you can take the World Health Organisation’s advice on wellbeing in dusty environments.
Cleaning the Bath and Shower
While it might seem like an obvious statement, we realise that most people regularly clean their washing facilities but are you using the correct cleaning products?
Showers and baths with a heavy limescale and grime build up will need a heavy-duty acid cleaner to tackle tough stains. Allow the cleaner to soak for a while before returning to rinse it off, which should provide sparking results.
Make sure you clean the shower curtain too.
Scrub Your Surfaces
Make sure you’ve got a good quality all-purpose cleaner on-hand for this task, along with a microfiber cloth for the best results. Use the cleaner and the cloth to wipe down each surface in your bathroom, including the flush handle on the toilet, taps, shelves, baseboards, doors, blinds and window sills. Working in sections might help you better delegate your tasks.
Cleaning the Toilet
Your toilet is without a doubt one of the dirtiest items in your household so it will need a vigorous clean. Using a high grade toilet cleaner and a strong toilet brush, ensure you scrub the interior of the toilet in its entirety, this means down the back of the bowl and in each of its crevices.
Doubling up with a pair of rubber cleaning gloves will ensure that you stay protected from any germs and microbes.
Mopping the Floor
After a thorough sweep and ensuring that you’ve vacuumed all the surface dust away, it’s time to mop. Start by filling a bucket full of boiling water and follow up by pouring in some sanitiser or other appropriate disinfectant. Allow the mop to sit in the water in order for it to absorb the cleaning substance before mopping. Rinse thoroughly and repeat until the suds have dissolved completely.
You can choose to leave the floor to dry or to prevent any slips, you can wring the mop and use it to dry the floor.
With the information provided in this article, you should be able to enhance our bathroom and washroom cleaning procedures, whether that is in a business or residential setting.
If you require further information on washroom cleaning or office cleaning services in London then don’t hesitate to contact one of our representatives.