We set the standard very high for the cleaning of the bathroom because it is the place where we not only want to feel comfortable when we are doing our own personal grooming but also because having a spotless bathroom automatically creates a sense of wellness. Naturally, because it gets stained by intense human activity, it is also one of the hardest places to keep in tip top condition.
As the bathroom is the place where we go for our own personal grooming, it feels only right that we would expect the bathroom to be the cleanest of all rooms of the house. It is also the place where most bacteria accumulate, so we should pay extra attention to doing things right when we get to the maintenance part of this particular place.
That is why it is quite necessary to make a special bathroom cleaning equipment bucket if you want to speed clean. While most other rooms will require the same basic cleaning equipment setup, the bathroom alone can be the subject of a multitude of different products that need to be used to ensure optimum levels of hygienic conditions. This is especially true if the bathroom that needs to be cleaned also has a water closet. Make sure you have enough paper towels, mold treatment product, calcium remover liquid, some household acid solution to clean out the toilet, a few rags and the necessary scrub brushes.
For efficiency reasons, it will be necessary to clear the room of as many items as possible. Take out all towels, mats, clothing and any other removable items except for those that are behind closed doors. As the basins would usually contain traces of soap scum, we start by spraying these with the proper traces remover in order to give it time to let it soak. That will make removing the traces a lot more easier. Then, we do the same for the toilet if there is one in the Bathroom.
While this is done, remove the shower curtains if you have them and put them through a short washing cycle in your washing machine. If you don't, continue by cleaning the outer surface of the shower window panes or door, follow through with any other window surface. It is normal for a lot of damp and moisture to be produced while we shower or take a bath, and this moisture will always condensate on all cooler surfaces of the bathroom.
After a week or two of daily use, even though you perform intermediary mop ups, this continual condensing will help accumulate small quantities of grime on the walls. That is because the air is always filled with small floating particles and these attach themselves to the moisture droplets that are created with intense water flows. When these particles get picked up by a moisture droplet, they will land on the surface the droplet condenses to.
Next, we do the other vertical surfaces that can be rinsed and follow up with the scrub and rinse of the shower, basins and toiled bowl. When we are through that, we start the cleaning of the inside surface of the shower and bath and rinse immediately. The mirrors are next. After the mirrors, we start the mopping up of all excess humidity, this ensures we don't leave too many streaks behind. After this, we attack the inspecting of the surfaces for traces of molds and mildew. Treat and rinse, dry with a paper towel.
The least glamorous part, cleaning out the water closet still needs to be done with utmost care. Especially as these don't often get done properly. The inner surfaces have been treated with our household grade acid, so we take our brush, and carefully wash and rinse vigorously and flush. Now we treat outer surface and pedestal part with our moistened rags, which we will throw away later. You can add few centiliters of concentrated soap as a finishing touch to the clean water in the bowl.
Finally, we take the thick paper towels and dry off any residual moisture. Now we can attack the last part, wiping the floor and that we finish off With the paper towels, which we also will dispose of in the garbage.
Autor: Theo Steward
Theo Steward has been a work from home dad for 10 years, juggling his business activity, school going children and keeping house, which makes him a superbly experienced expert in spring cleaning tips. For yet more pertinent information, subscribe to Theo's free 10 part speed cleaning mini-course.
Added: May 31, 2009