Your bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in the home. From daily showers to everyday ablutions, this space is frequented by all members of the family – and guests too.
It’s also an area that can quickly become unhygienic. Without a regular bathroom cleaning routine, bacteria, limescale, soap scum build-up and mould can become a real problem in your space. Developing a regular cleaning routine will not only keep the area free from germs and bacteria, but can also help ensure that your furnishing and fittings stay in great shape and improve the quality of the time you spend in the bathroom.
Though cleaning a dirty bathroom isn’t always an enjoyable task, but if you take it on regularly you’ll find it becomes less of a struggle.
How often should you clean your bathroom?
Weekly is best. As we mentioned above, it’s important to clean your bathroom regularly, which means getting out the rubber gloves at least once a week. It’s also a good idea to schedule in a monthly deep-clean, to target any areas that are missed in your weekly routine or need a little extra attention.
NOTE: to speed up your weekly clean, get into the habit of wiping any spills or water marks as they occur.
Cleaning your bath and shower
Cleaning your bath or shower is usually the trickiest and most time-consuming job, so it’s a good idea to get it out of the way first. Baths and showers require weekly cleaning to prevent the build-up or unhygienic scum or soap residue.
Wipe down your shower tray or bath with a purpose-made bathroom cleaner and soft cloth. To ease up the process, install a Mira shower tray with in-built BioCote® technology, which helps to reduce bacteria and mould growth by 99.9%.
If you live in a hard-water area, you might need to use a limescale-combating bathroom cleaner too. If limescale is a problem, consider choosing a shower that helps to fight this. For example, many of our electric showers feature Clearscale Pro™ technology, which can reduce limescale build-up by up to 50%.
Cleaning your toilet
Cleaning your toilet doesn’t need to be unpleasant. Pre-treat with a purpose-made toilet cleaner – place the cleaner in the bowl and leave for a few minutes while you get on with the rest of your routine. When you’re ready, scrub the bowl with a clean toilet brush and wipe the seat, lid and outside with an anti-bacterial cleaning product. Don’t forget to wipe down the flush, too.
Cleaning your bathroom sink
Your bathroom sink can quickly become grimy with soap scum, toothpaste build-up, and bacteria. To make cleaning your bathroom sink a quick and simple process, spray on a bathroom cleaner and leave for a few minutes. Once the cleaner has broken down tougher stains, you should be able to wipe clean your sink with minimal effort.
To keep taps shiny, polish with a microfibre cloth and glass cleaner. Be sure to check that your chosen cleaning product suits your taps first, as some bathroom cleaners can damage certain metals.
Cleaning your bathroom walls and floor
Don’t forget to clean your bathroom walls by wiping them down with an all-purpose cleaning product. An extendable mop or window cleaner is a good choice for reaching up high, and should help to speed up the process.
For an even quicker clean, consider installing wall panels instead of tiles – you won’t have to worry about discoloured or mouldy grout, wall panels tend to be easier to wipe down, too.
When it comes to your bathroom cleaning routine, your floors should always be the last thing you do. To quickly clean your bathroom floor, use a purpose-made floor cleaner and mop with clean water. For smaller rooms, it may be easier to use a large sponge instead of a mop.
For more tips on creating and maintaining the perfect bathroom space, keep exploring the Mira Showers blog.