DOs and DON’Ts When Cleaning Your Bathroom

bathroom in a Reading houseUndeniably one of the most important rooms in every home needs to be cleaned regularly with the right tools and products. To give you some insight on what to and not to do when it come to the cleansing and sanitising of your bathroom our Reading pro cleaners have created a list of DOs and DONTs you need to follow.

Do: Clean Your Toilet Bowl Every Week

This, of course, is our first and most important advise: wash your toilet bowl regularly with a specialised cleaning solvent. Pour good amounts under the edges of the bowl and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Then apply a lot of water and using the toilet brush scrub extensively. Overall it won’t take you more than 20 minutes a week to maintain a fresh and clean toilet.

Don’t: Use DIY Methods to Wash Your Bathroom

There are things you can do and those you absolutely need to avoid. We are not saying all DIY technics are bad, but the majority can do more harm than good. Just to mention a couple:

  • Using Coca Cola to clean your toilet bowl – the soft drink has absolutely no disinfecting qualities and is basically useless as a house cleaning agent.
  • Scrubbing your tiles with baking soda – this will only remove their shiny coating and will result in serious damages.
  • Mixing vinegar and baking soda to create a toilet bowl cleaner. This doesn’t do anything as these two ingredients exclude one and other.

On the other hand, our Reading cleaning experts say one of the best ways to remove limescale is by using vinegar. This natural acid can clean the white spots from all chrome surfaces as well as your shower head.

bathroom towels in a Reading home

Do: Change Your Towels Regularly

The shed skin and oils in combination with the humidity, damp environment make the fabric the perfect host for all sorts of germs and fungi. Also, our skilled Reading cleaners advise using different towels for your face and your hands, as the latter tend to get dirty more often.

Don’t: Forget to Clean Your Drains

People often forget about their drains and clean them only when it’s too late and they are completely clogged with hairs and other gunk. Apply drain cleaner at least once a month and try to remove the hairs after every shower you take, especially if you have a long hair. Do not mix the cleaning solvent with other DIY solutions like vinegar or baking soda, you can create a dangerous chemical reaction.

Do: Follow the Basic Safety Rules When Cleaning with Strong Chemicals

It is an unspoken rule that you clean your bathroom with a stronger detergent that the one used in any other place in the home. It is natural as this area is under attack by various germs. However, don’t go overboard when you pick your cleaning products and always follow the safety rules:

  • Use rubber gloves and try to have as minimal contact with the solvents as possible.
  • A face mask and goggles are also appropriate.
  • Do not mix chlorine and ammonia or else you will create a toxic chemical concoction that will surely put you in the hospital.
  • Always make sure there is a fresh air flow; open at least two windows at the opposite ends of the home.

Don’t: Try to Deal with Mould by Yourself

You need to be extremely careful when cleaning mould from your bathroom tiles. If you notice regular methods don’t work, don’t attempt to pour bleach on the black spots. Instead, seek professional help as some moulds can be toxic and very dangerous for your health. Do not take lightly this threat, especially if you have pets or toddlers, as they are easily susceptible to toxins.

bathroom in Reading homeDo: Seek Professional Help from Time to Time

Once in awhile rely on your local Reading cleaning company to do the chores for you. Think about it this way; they have professional equipment and years of experience. Your bathroom deserves to be deep-washed with specialised detergents. Not to mention the health benefits for you and your family one such process has.

Don’t: Forget about Bathroom Accessories

Often people overlook their toothbrush holder, sink cabinet or toilet brush holder. These are all things you need to wash on a weekly basis to minimise the spread of germs in the room. A good trick is to pour some multipurpose cleaner in the holder of the toilet brush. This way you can also sanitise the toilet bowl every time you flush.