The bathroom. It’s likely one of the most visited rooms in your home. Most people visit it at the least once or twice in the morning, several times throughout the day, before they go to bed, and even during the night. It’s no wonder this room can get so messy so quickly. Fortunately, though, with the warm weather coming back around, there’s never been a better time to open the windows, let the fresh air blow through the house and give your bathrooms a deep clean.
Pinpoint the Areas You’re Going to Clean
When you first think of cleaning the bathroom, you probably think about the countertops, shower, floor and toilet. A deep clean goes much deeper, though. From the showerhead to the light fixtures, vents, tile grout and even the trash can, all of these surfaces deserve to be spick-and-span.
Don’t Forget the Ceiling
You most likely don’t look at the ceiling when you’re in the shower, but if you do, you might find it blotted with mold. It’s crucial that you remove this mold as it can present several health hazards as well as hinder structural integrity and present a nasty smell into your home.
When cleaning the mold, you’ll want to wear gloves and a face mask in addition to goggles. Because mold is alive, you must kill it in order to completely remove it. Follow the steps below to ensure you clean it properly:
- Spray mild detergent mixed with warm water over the mold and wash it with a damp rag.
- Let it dry and then spray it with a mixture of 1/4 cup bleach, 1/4 quart water.
- After it dries for 20 minutes, spray it again with the same mixture.
- Give it a final washing with a clean, damp rag.
If you don’t have waterproof ceiling tiles or drywall, you’ll want to consider having it installed to ensure you don’t have to deal with mold anymore.
Don’t Forget the Windows
Your windows and blinds in the bathroom are also a hot spot for mold. Regardless of whether you notice any, you should take down the blinds, give them a deep clean along with any draperies or curtains. While everything is down, clean the windowsills as well as the inside and outside of the windows. Screens should be rinsed and dried, too.
Clean the Vents Really Well
If the vents are full of dust, then so are your lungs. After all, vents circulate air. To clean them well, take a vacuum to them and give them a wipe down with a vent cleaning brush. If any of the vent parts can be removed, take them down, wash and dry, and then reinstall.
This is Just the Start
A true deep clean takes a lot of time, and it’s perfectly understandable if you don’t have the time to spare. Here at We Clean 4 You, we have the time and expertise it takes to clean your bathroom like it deserves. Contact us for more information on our affordable cleaning rates.
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