Bathrooms are high-traffic areas where bacteria and germs can easily spread. Therefore, maintaining health and hygiene is crucial. Moreover, keeping your bathroom clean is essential for thwarting the growth of mould, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms that can cause sickness and illness.
Other reasons for maintaining a clean bathroom include aesthetics, longevity (to help prolong the life of your bathroom fixtures and appliances), safety (clutter and slippery shower floors can present a safety hazard), relaxation and preventing foul odours.
Regular bathroom cleaning and maintenance are essential for good health, safety, and a pleasant living environment. So here are some cleaning tips to help you keep your bathroom at its best. In addition, this article covers how to clean your shower screens to ensure they always look shiny and clean.
Tips For Cleaning your Bathroom
Clean regularly: Regularly cleaning your bathroom is critical to keeping it looking fresh. Wipe down surfaces and scrub the shower and toilet weekly.
Use vinegar and baking soda: These natural cleaning products are great for removing grime and stains.
Use a toilet cleaner: Toilets require regular cleaning to keep them fresh and sanitary. Use a toilet cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to clean the bowl and rim.
Keep surfaces dry: Moisture breeds mould and mildew, so it’s important to keep surfaces dry.
Organise: Keep your bathroom organised to make cleaning easier and minimise clutter. Use baskets, bins, and shelves to store towels, toiletries, and other items.
Let in natural light: Open the curtains and blinds or install a skylight to let in natural light. Natural light will not only brighten up your bathroom but also help prevent mould growth.
Use air fresheners or scents: Use candles, room sprays, or diffusers to add a fresh scent to your bathroom.
Cleaning Your Shower Screens
Cleaning shower screens can help prevent the build-up of hard water stains and soap scum, which can damage them over time. To wash shower screens and ensure they look shiny and clean, you can follow these steps:
Gather your materials: You will need a spray bottle, a microfiber cloth, a non-abrasive scrub brush, and a cleaning solution. A mixture of white vinegar with water in equal parts is an effective and natural cleaning solution, or you can use a specialised shower screen cleaner.
Remove any debris: Remove debris or soap scum from the shower screen using a microfiber cloth or a non-abrasive scrub brush before cleaning. Be sure to pay extra attention to the edges and corners of the screen, as these areas tend to collect dirt and grime.
Spray the cleaning solution: Spray the cleaning solution generously onto the shower screen, covering the entire surface. If the shower screen is particularly dirty, you can use a sponge or non-abrasive scrub brush to work the solution into the dirt and grime.
Wipe down the screen: Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the shower screen, making sure to remove all the cleaning solution and any dirt and grime.
Rinse the screen: Rinse the shower screen thoroughly with water to remove any remaining cleaning solution.
Dry the screen: Dry the shower screen with a microfiber cloth or squeegee to prevent water spots.
Repeat the process if necessary.
Note: If you have hard water stains on your shower screen, clean it with a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda or with a specialised hard water stain remover. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before using any products on your shower screen, and always test it in an inconspicuous area first.