Our Favorite Bathroom Deep Cleaning Tips

By May 10, 2019Bathroom Maintenance

A neat and clean bathroom is not only inviting, but essential to rid the room of germs and bacteria. Maintenance is the key to keeping a spic and span bathroom year-round, but in order to tackle the mess when it’s at its worst, a super deep clean gets to the core and in and out of all the nooks and crannies. Every so often such cleaning is crucial in order to keep mold and mildew at bay, dust away dirt and grime, and make every inch sparkle and shine. After all, there is nothing less appealing than using a bathroom that doesn’t seem up to par.

The idea of deep cleaning the bathroom isn’t usually at the top of anyone’s list of favorite things to do, but once a plan of action is in place, the project is far less painful than anticipated. In fact, it’s pretty easy to do, and the results are remarkable. A job well done is surely worth the effort when a blissful bathroom is the prize. Plus, that post-cleaning shower will be more refreshing and relaxing than it has been in a while.

Here are some ways to deep clean the bathroom without too much bother. Once it is dealt with deeply, keeping the room tidy from then on out is a piece of cake. Cleaning doesn’t even seem like a chore when the resulting shine is spectacular. You may even feel like you’ve stepped on set of a cleaning product commercial with the pristine finish you’ll enjoy from a DIY deep clean.

The Grout Between My Bathroom Tiles Looks Dirty And Discolored. Is There Any Hope To Get It White Again to Have a Clean Bathroom?

Dingy grout makes the whole bathroom look lackluster. And the more tile you have, the more grout, so in this case, bigger is definitely not better. But no matter the size of your bathroom, the same process applies. All you’ll need is some spray bleach and a good grout brush. Spray the grout generously and leave the bleach to do most of the work for you, for about 15-20 minutes or so. Come back and see how the grout looks. It’s sure to be brighter already. Whatever’s not quite there yet will need a bit of “elbow grease” to get to the finish line. Scrub gently but firmly with the brush and see the grout go from grimy to gorgeous right before your eyes. Maintain this whiter look by spritzing with bleach every month or so. If you keep it whiter year-round, you won’t have to scrub much the next time you’re ready for a deep cleaning job.

The Inside Of My Toilet Bowl Looks Brown And Stained. It’s Gross And Grimy. How Do I Clean It And Keep It That Way?

A nice and clean toilet is always a pleasure to plop down on, so keeping yours squeaky clean is a to-do that’s sanitary as well as aesthetically appealing. While getting inside the bowl and brushing isn’t a thrill for anyone, it’s a job that somebody’s got to do. With the power of baking soda, you can cut down on the scrubbing time as the action activates the cleaning process. Sprinkle some on the sides of the bowl and leave it there for about 10 minutes. Return with a toilet brush and scrub the slime and stains away. Finish off with a bleach spray and flush after about 5 minutes. Keep the bowl beautiful with regular spritzes of bleach about once per week.

My Shower Head Nozzle Is Gunky. I Have No Clue How To Clean It. Any Tricks?

There’s nothing worse than looking up and seeing a clogged up and crusty shower head staring back down at you. A deep clean can be done overnight, simply and effectively. White vinegar is the solution; just pour some in a plastic bag and tie it over the top of the shower head making sure it’s submerged and the vinegar won’t spill out. Come morning, untie, dump the vinegar, let the water run for a while, and you’re ready for a fresher shower…finally. Keep it clean by doing this process a few times per year or as needed.

What About An All-Over Deep Clean? The Rest Of My Bathroom Could Use A Lift.

As far as the rest of the bathroom goes, a glass spray cleaner or all-purpose cleaner is all you’ll need for the tub, countertops, mirrors, etc. Spray and wipe using a cloth or even paper towels. Get into all the corners and crevices so you are sure no spot is left untouched. You may be surprised at the amount of dirt and grime you’ll find. Maintain the shine with weekly wipes, or more often if many people regularly use the bathroom, or you happen to be messier than most. Remember, it’s far easier to clean with less clutter, so put your personal items away after each use.