Cleaning a bathroom is a task no one expects. In many cases, bathrooms are neglected. It self-cleans when an unsightly buildup of dirt and grime can no longer be ignored. Preventive maintenance is key if you don’t want to clean your bathroom often. Clean the bathroom after every use to avoid water stains and soap buildup. To keep your bathroom clean, keep the following cleaning supplies on hand:
- Multifunctional detergent and cleaner. You can use a detergent or an all-purpose wall and tile cleaner. Another option is a special tile cleaner. When selecting a tile cleaner, find out if you have porous or non-porous tiles in your bathroom. If your tiles are not porous, you can use bleach. But for porous tiles, stick to acid-free products.
- Mold and fungus remover. Mold and mildew can be used to remove stubborn mold and mildew. Instead of a mold and mildew remover, you can use chlorine bleach dissolved in water.
- Shower gel. There is a 5-in-1 bathroom cleaner on the market. This gel-type cleaner can be used to: kill germs, remove mold and mildew, remove soap deposits, clean drains, and dissolve stains. When planning to save a few bucks, try this type of all-purpose cleaner for your bathroom.
- Window cleaner. Clean the bathroom mirror with a cloth and glass cleaner. It will remove traces of water or soap from the glass.
- Cleaners and polishes for metal. Metal bathroom accessories can be cleaned simply with a damp cloth. However, use cleansers and polishes for copper, stainless steel, and other metals to restore their shine.
- Color coded sponges are indispensable bathroom cleaners. Get one color for the sink and tub and another for the toilet. If possible, buy sponges specifically designed for cleaning the bathroom. Never use abrasive dishwashing sponges, which can damage the natural finish of your sink, tub, and toilet.
- Toilet brush. Buy a toilet brush that comes with a holder or container.
- Terry fabrics. After washing, wipe the plumbing, sink, and bathtub with terry cloths. It prevents the formation of watermarks. Get into the habit of keeping an extra rag in the bathroom so you can wipe down the sink and fixtures after each use.
- Latex gloves. They protect your hands from any chemicals or caustics found in commercial cleaners.
- Dust mop. You can use a mop to collect cobwebs and other debris for upper walls and ceilings.
- Use a plunger if your toilet, tub, sink, or drain is clogged. Ensure you don’t use the plunger in the bathroom to clean other areas.
A clean bathroom is necessary for any healthy home. It is a personal reflection of your hygiene and cleanliness standards. When you have cleaning products and tools, cleaning your bathroom of dirt, scale, mold, and disease-causing germs is as easy.