The Best Way to Deep Clean a Bathroom
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than coming home to a nice, clean house. And nothing beats bathing in a clean tub. While the process of deep cleaning a bathroom can be daunting for some, we’ve broken down the work into easy tasks. For your convenience, here is the best way to deep clean a bathroom.
Recommended Tools for Deep Cleaning the Bathroom
Sometimes all it takes is a simple checklist to make sure you have the right tools for the job. Deep cleaning the bathroom is no exception. Below is a list of our essential items for the best bathroom cleaning session:
- Toilet Brush
- Bowl Cleaner
- Rubber Gloves
- All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
- Baking Soda or other Powder Cleaner
- Glass Cleaner
- Clean Rags
- Paper Towels
- Wet mop or wet Swiffer
The Best Way to Deep Clean a Bathroom: Step by Step Instructions
Begin with a Little De-Cluttering
Before you do anything, find some good music or a podcast to listen to. Something to stimulate the brain will make the whole cleaning process go a lot faster.
The first step to deep cleaning the bathroom is to remove anything that would get in the way of the task at hand. We’re talking about towels, bathmats, and any large, decorative objects.
Set aside the bathmat, rug, and towels to be cleaned separately. Next, take stock of what’s on your counter and floor.
Is there anything that can be organized in a closet or other storage system? Anything that can be thrown away? The fewer items you have out, the less of a chance for dust to collect.
Start with a Dry Dust
By dusting first, you’re getting rid of a lot of debris and buildup before hitting the hard stuff. This will make cleaning the hard stuff easier.
And when we say dusting, we mean dusting everything. From the molding and light fixtures to the cabinet knobs. It’s time to give everything a quick wipe down.
Start at the Top, End with the Bottom
Just a quick reminder before you start dusting, begin with the top of your bathroom and work your way down to the floor.
One of our favorite places to start is with the light fixture and any exposed fans. Move down to décor on the walls and then the countertop.
Make sure to dust any grooming products or decorations that live on the countertop.
The final step is to dust the outside of the toilet. Don’t forget to dust behind the toilet and around any toilet hardware.
Before you’re done, just give the ground a quick sweep or vacuum to get everything up.
Clean the Glass
Now it’s finally time to pull out some liquid cleaner. We’re going to start with the glass cleaner. Spritz the mirror, windows, and shower doors if you have them.
This is when you want to use a microfiber cloth or an old t-shirt. Other materials, even paper towels, can leave a streaky residue behind.
Time for the Fixtures
Next up are the sink, shower, and bath fixtures. Don’t toss the cloth you were using to clean the glass, you should also use it on the fixtures.
Start by giving them a nice spray and wiping everything down. We recommend taking it a bit easy on these fixtures. Scrubbing too hard or using chemicals that are too harsh could damage the finish of your fixtures.
For stubborn buildup or mineral deposits use an old toothbrush to gently scrub everything off.
Clear and Clean the Countertop
It’s time to move on to the countertops! Start by clearing everything off the counter tops that wasn’t moved during the dusting stage.
Don’t forget to spray down and clean your soap dispenser and any other things that need a little shine.
Next, simply spray your all-purpose cleaner over the counter and wipe it all away. The only countertop you need to be careful with is granite. Normal cleaning methods can degrade granite.
Be sure to clean the countertop before tackling the sink, tub, shower, and toilet. Any debris that gets knocked off the counter can be cleaned up during one of those tasks.
Scrub the Porcelain
When it comes to cleaning porcelain, we recommend baking soda, or a gentle scrubbing agent like Bar Keepers Friend.
Evenly sprinkle the baking powder or cleaning product over the porcelain. Just like most other things, you’re going to clean top to bottom.
Wet a non-abrasive scrubber, like a mesh sponge, and start scrubbing. Start at the lip of the bowl and your work your way down. Anything that falls down will be cleaned as you go.
The final piece of this is to rinse away any leftover cleaner down the drain.
Tackle the Toilet
Start by spraying the outside with all-purpose spray and making sure it’s clean. The move on to the toilet lid and sat. Just make sure to clean the underside of the toilet seat.
Use your baking soda, or other cleaner, and evenly distribute it through the toilet bowl. Start at the top and scrub everything down with the toilet brush.
Give the whole thing a good flush and you’re done!
Leave the Floors for Last
One more task until you’re totally finished. The only thing you have left are the floors.
Give a quick sweep or vacuum to pick up any dust or debris that may have been dropped during the cleaning up to this point.
Now, just wet your mop and scrub the tiles until they’re clean and shiny. Wait for the floor to dry and put down clean rugs, bathmat, and towels.
Don’t Hesitate to Reach Out
We have some quick and handy guides to get some things done around the house, but don’t hesitate to call a professional if you’re dealing with a clog or flood. The experts are here to help. Call the number at the top of the screen or click here to request an appointment online.