How to deep clean a bathroom

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Hopefully, you clean your bathrooms every week as part of your weekly cleaning routine, but sometimes, you want to give it a really good deep clean. Our bathrooms get a lot of use every single day, and they quickly get dirty. So whether you have a free-standing bath, a regular bath or even a walk-in bath, here’s how to deep clean a bathroom.

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What do I need?

Gather your supplies. You’ll need:

  • Dusters (including a feather duster)
  • Several wet cloths or sponges – keep them separate for the sink/bath and toilet.
  • Dry cloths – microfibre cloths are ideal
  • Bleach
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Floor cleaner
  • Mop/cloth/bucket
  • Window cleaner
  • Window cleaning cloth
  • Vacuum cleaner/broom
  • Bin bag

How to Deep Clean a Bathroom: Step by Step

  1. Dust the light, fixings and corners of the ceiling.
  2. Put bleach down the toilet.
  3. If you have a shower curtain, take it down and put it in the wash with a couple of towels.
  4. Tackle one wall at a time. Spray and wipe down tiles. Buff with a dry cloth if necessary.
  5. Clean the bath. Buff dry, including taps.
  6. Clean the toilet. Soak the toilet brush in diluted bleach, then pour down the toilet and allow to dry.
  7. Clean the windows and mirrors.
  8. Remove all objects from flat surfaces and wipe them down.
  9. Empty, tidy and wipe down bathroom cabinets.
  10. Dust skirting boards.
  11. Empty bin.
  12. Vacuum or sweep floor.
  13. Mop floor.
  14. Put all towels, cleaning cloths etc into the wash.

Additional Steps

If your shower-head is blocked, soak it in white vinegar for half an hour or so.

If you have a pull-cord light switch which has become discoloured and grimy, you can soak cotton wool in bleach (make sure you wear rubber gloves) and wrap it around the light pull.

For discoloured grout, cleaning spray with bleach works really effectively. Spray it on, leave it to soak for a while and rinse it off. You can also get specialist cleaners and scrubbing brushes, but try the cleaning spray with bleach before you spend a fortune on specialist cleaners.

How often should I clean my bathroom?

This depends on how many people are using each bathroom. Most families will need to clean their bathrooms weekly or twice weekly as a minimum. Go through the medicine cabinet every six months and discard any medicines that are out of date.

Daily, you can keep on top of things by wiping down frequently used surfaces and tidying everything away after use. I tend to do this after the children have had their baths and brushed their teeth.

Personally, I’ve never found the shower sprays – the kind that you use after using the shower – to be particularly effective.

When you’re potty-training children, you’ll probably end up cleaning the floor at least daily – at least, that is my experience.

Towels should be washed at least weekly. A hand-towel in a bathroom that gets frequent use really needs to be washed and replaced every few days.




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