Top 5 Bathroom Cleaning Mistakes


“Keep me clean, use me well. What I see, I’ll never tell”, this is the complaint of a dirty, crying bathroom, which is not cleaned properly. Often, one of the most despised cleaning tasks is the bathroom cleaning. However, House cleaning is incomplete without a good bathroom cleaning. There is no doubt in it that bathroom cleaning is one of the most important and toughest jobs in cleaning. Everyone dreams of an ideal home, but this dream cannot come true if cleaning is not maintained.

A clean bathroom requires wiping surfaces daily and deep cleaning weekly to avert illness. An unclean bathroom can affect health badly even if not cleaned for a shorter period of time. Health hazards caused by a dirty bathroom might be:

Inhaling Problems – mold and dust can cause health concerns for those who may already suffer from breathing problems such as COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, or other conditions.

Production of Microorganisms, Bacteria, Viruses, & Pathogens – Bacteria and microorganisms can live on bathroom surfaces for up to a week or more. Keeping a clean bathroom means wiping surfaces daily with bacteria killing solutions (vinegar, bleach, and antibacterial cleaners); paying special attention to the surfaces of the toilet, tub, sink and all handles & faucets.

Bathrooms could become dangerous for health if not cleaned properly with lime scale buildup on taps, and mold and mildew on surfaces. Most of us hire some maid service for toilet cleaning. In this way, we shift our responsibility to someone else’s shoulders. 

There is a great chance that cleaning service providers can make mistakes in bathroom cleaning. Often we think of it that by spraying some chemicals, scrubbing, mold, soap scum is all that we need to do for a perfectly cleaned bathroom. Rarely do we know that actually there are some mistakes to avoid while cleaning. If you hire any residential cleaning services, you must make some rules and must try to avoid following mistakes in order to have perfectly clean bathrooms.

  • One Solution for All Evils

Maids make common mistakes while cleaning bathrooms by using a versatile spray. It may be quicker. However, mirrors and glass windows require a glass cleaning spray, tiles require a scratchy cleaner as there might be soap scum and mold, while vanities and bathtubs require a non abrasive cleanser. Toilets need a strong antibacterial disinfectant cleaner.

Use of only one disinfectant for all surfaces is a bad idea. As various areas of the bathroom need different chemicals and different treatment.

  • Putting Musty Toilet Brushes In to Its Container

Sure, we all know to clean toilets, tiles and other areas, but here I am going to tell you about one common mistake which we often make. After cleaning the toilet, if you put the wet toilet brush in its holder, you are inviting the germs to make a permanent residence inside the holder.
Make sure that after every cleaning, the toilet brush is completely dry and its holder is clean too. Wash the brush and holder separately with a cleaner and then place them together after they dry.

  • Forgetting The Little Stuff

Often we clean the obvious and prominent places in the bathroom regularly, but we ignore the little things. Bathroom cleaning should not stop only at wiping down the obvious surfaces. Clean toothbrushes and hair brushes regularly and thoroughly. Replace toothbrushes after every 3 months.
Washing the curtain liner with hot water is an important thing to do regularly. If you ignore it, a dusty color or mold may start appearing on the curtain.

Give the cleaning products enough time to do their job after applying them on toilet, vanity, bathtub, tiles and on other surfaces. Otherwise you won’t see any desired results.

  • No Dusting Before Cleaning

A common mistake cleaning service providers do is going directly for cleaning without doing dusting. Remove all items from their spots and then clean thoroughly. Dust and sweep accordingly. Use dryer sheets for soap scum. Use dental floss to clean the small parts of the sink. Use a scrub to clean mildew.

  • Surface Cleaning Immediately After Spraying

If you immediately clean up the surfaces after you apply any chemicals, it may not give desired results. You are better off letting those products sit for a few minutes instead of wiping them off immediately.
After applying chemicals and spray, allow it to work for 5-8 minutes. Disinfectants take some time to kill germs, so let them do their job and then cleanse properly.

You can make sure that when you book with us, we won’t be making these mistakes.

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