Scrubbing the toilet bowl isn’t the dreamiest way to spend your free time on weekends after working so hard all week, right? Nevertheless, someone’s got to do the dirty work!
You can always treat yourself to a professional home cleaning service that can deep clean your toilet and bath so you can also live a little and do the things you love once in a while. Or roll up your sleeves and get to work to make your dreams of a spotless bathroom come true.
Luckily, today’s article shares a comprehensive guide filled with practical bathroom cleaning tips from your favorite expert house cleaners in Milwaukee. We cover everything, from washing your shower curtains to getting rid of soap scum from your glass shower doors, and vinegar, lemon juice, or baking soda as the best natural bathroom cleaner.
So, put on your rubber gloves and get ready to make your bathroom sparkle.
Cleaning Hard Water Stains and Limescale Deposits in the Bathroom
Aside from dirt and grime, bathroom surfaces are prone to developing hard water stains, limescale buildup, and other mineral deposits. These can form on your glass shower door, tiled shower walls, toilet bowl, bathroom countertop, and other surfaces. When you don’t clean your bathroom regularly, these stains can become harder to remove, or worse, become permanent.
Prevent this from happening to yours with these bathroom cleaning tips to remove limescale and hard water stains.
- Create your own natural all-purpose cleaner by mixing baking soda with a bit of white vinegar and putting vinegar with a bit of water in a spray bottle.
- Coat all bathroom surfaces with the paste using a sponge or an old soft-bristled toothbrush and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
- Wet the surfaces with the vinegar from your spray bottle and scrub gently to clean soap scum, stains, and deposits.
- Rinse by wiping down with a damp cloth followed by another round of wiping with a microfiber cloth. Make sure everything is completely dry to prevent molds and mildew.
Bathtub Cleaning Tips
Go the extra mile by cleaning and polishing your bathtub, which helps remove residual bacteria and maintain its elegant glossiness. Follow these step-by-step instructions.
- Clean your bathtub using your preferred bathroom surface cleaner. With a non-abrasive microfiber cloth or soft sponge, spread dish soap or baking soda and vinegar solution all over the tub, focusing and applying a bit of pressure when scrubbing stains and deep-seated dirt and grime.
- For removing stubborn stains, you can use a DIY bathroom cleaner with one part hydrogen peroxide to two parts baking soda (or cream of tartar). Apply to problem areas of your bathtub using an old toothbrush.
- Rinse and dry your bathtub completely by wiping it down with soft cotton rags. Never let it air dry because you’ll see water stains and streaks.
Toilet Bowl Cleaning Hacks
Deep cleaning the toilet? Pour Coca-Cola soda on the rims and stained area of your toilet. Let it soak and cure overnight. Swish with a toilet brush giving a bit of pressure when scrubbing corners with stains or built-up grime. It may be an unusual thing to keep in your bathroom cleaning arsenal, but Coca-Cola is great for whitening your toilet bowl because contains carbonic, citric, and phosphoric acids, which are tough stains and dissolve rust.
How to Clean Shower Curtain
Don’t throw away your old shower curtain even if it’s dirty and gross. Most are safe for machine washing but if you want to hand wash, that’s also fine. Check out these quick cleaning tips.
- You can use mild laundry detergents but vinegar and baking soda are natural alternatives too.
- Treat stains, mold, and mildew growth with vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the solution, let it sit for a few minutes, and gently scrub the affected area before throwing it into the washer or handwashing with warm, soapy water.
- Take the shower curtains out to hang under the sun, which is also a natural disinfectant.
How to Clean and Whiten Bathroom Tiles and Grout
Tiles and grout are non-negotiables when keeping the bathroom clean. Because they are often wet and ridden with moisture, they can look dirty and dingy easily and therefore require thorough and frequent cleaning.
Here are some bathroom cleaning tips for your tiles and grout.
- Use an oxygen cleaner, bleach, or a cup of baking soda mixed with vinegar paste and a stiff brush to scrub out deep-seated dirt on the grout. Be careful so you don’t scratch delicate ceramic or stone tiles.
- You can also use chlorine-based bleach at full strength to clear out hard-to-remove dirt deposits on the grout. Use an old toothbrush to get the gross things out in between tiles. Crank the bathroom window open for proper ventilation when working with chemical-based cleaners.
- To give your bathroom grout a quick refresh, you can use a grout pen to fill in and hide the discoloration that you can’t get rid of even after rigorous cleaning.
Achieve a Spotless Bathroom with BetterCleans
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