Cleaning up London

Secrets for a sparklingly clean bathroom

Ali

How do professional cleaners get your bathroom so sparklingly clean? Here are the secrets.

1. Scrub the sink, toilet, shower and tub

The cleaning procedure for sinks, toilets, showers and tubs is quite simple. First of all, pour hot water on them (this will shift the bulk of the dirt and loosen the rest).

After that, apply any specific cleaning agents you want to use, including your vinegar or other products to remove limescale.

Finally, scrub them down thoroughly. If you need to remove any odours, apply some baking soda and then wipe it off or rinse it away.

Pay close attention to taps and especially the showerhead, which can carry mycobacterium avium, a pathogen linked to pulmonary disease. According to professor Charles Gerba (a microbiology professor from the University of Arizona), neglecting items like these can send millions of germs straight into your lungs.

2. Clean the tile and grout

Grout is highly susceptible to bacteria growth. Therefore, apply a mould-removing product and let it penetrate the grout before scrubbing any discoloured areas. Remember to rinse well and make sure to ventilate the room if you use strong products like bleach.

3. Remove the soap scum

Try to tackle the water spots and soap scum on your glass shower doors with this peculiar tip: Wet a dryer sheet and clean the glass in a circular motion. When a milky white film forms, wipe it away using water and paper towels (or a microfiber cloth).

4. Manage the hair

Generally, we shed 100 or more strands of hair each day. A good number of these will end up on the bathroom floor. Although minor compared to the others, hair strands can be a real pain to clean up in bathrooms. Start by vacuuming or sweeping and avoid using wet mops before picking up all the shedded strands. In the sink and around the toilet bowl, use paper towels or rags to pick up hairs before you introduce liquid cleansers.

 

That’s all for this week folks, see you next week!