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  • Spencer Grant

How to clean the bathroom?

The importance of cleaning the bathroom can not be avoided. Because the rooms are moist and conditions are too good for the development of bacteria and mold. As it attract the dirt and grime , so it is one of the most difficult areas to keep clean. But the spreading of germs and affecting your health can be prevented with the following tips:

Cleaning The Toilet:

Cleaning the toilet has never been an enjoyable task, so it’s best to get it over with as soon as possible.

--> To start with, put on a pair of rubber gloves to keep your hands safe from the grime and bacteria. (oh! and remember to not to wear the ones you use to clean the dishes ;) .

--> Give the toilet a gentle wash-down with a sponge and hot water to loosen everything up. Let it soak in the hot water while you move onto the bowl.

--> Spray toilet cleaner into the inside of the bowl and around the rim. Let it soak for a minute and then scrub it with a toilet brush. Give it a flush, when you’re finished.

--> After you’re done with the bowl, return back to the outside surfaces. Spray them down with a disinfectant spray and wipe dry with a cloth or paper towel.

Cleaning The Shower or Tub:

Showers do get dirty quickly. But a shower cleaner and bristled brush (with some muscle power) should work perfect. If you do not have a shower cleaner handy, dish washing liquid will be an alternative way to get rid of the scum in the bottom of the tub, just like it clears the grease off your dishes. Then continue cleaning as usual with Lysol or other antibacterial cleanser.

You can also use car wax on showers to make it stay cleaner longer (not the floor; you might slip). To clean the glasses, use a half cup of ammonia and 8 drops of dish soap in a gallon of water to get it all cleansed.

Cleaning the sink:

Although most sinks are pretty heavy duty, but before you go to use any cleaner, make sure it is appropriate for your surface. When you are sure it is, spray it down. Leave it for a minute to start eating away the bacteria and mildew, and then scrub it down with some elbow grease and a sturdy sponge. When it appear to be sparkly and fresh, rinse it out with warm water and wipe dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. If you find some stubborn stains, you may need to use a brush to dig into them and loosen them. A wire-bristled brush (like the one, you use to clean the shower) works well.

Cleaning The Glass/Mirrors:

Glass cleaner does the cleaning, it is a commonly thought. In fact, it is just meant to make it sparkly, not to get it clean. Actually it is not a substitute for soapy water, especially if your mirror is quite dirty. But here are some tips on how you can clean your windows and mirrors:

--> First, you need to wash the glass with a solution of warm or hot water, dish soap with a rag, sponge, or squeegee. Powdered no-scratch cleaner works superb for cleaning mirrors, glass, ceramics, and metals because it is able to scrub off hard water residue without scratching the surface. Then wipe down the surface with a dry, lint-free cloth or lint-free paper towels.

--> But if you would like to clean glass and be environmentally friendly, clean the glass with vinegar and water, dry with a lint-free cloth, and rub the glass with newspaper. No streaks! Make sure you use some elbow grease, it requires pressure to properly clean glass.

--> Alternatively, you can spray glass cleaner on a paper towel and clean the glass surface. The glass cleaner acts as a shield to help keep spots and dust easy to remove. When misused, glass "cleaner" will leave streaks. Also you can use old newspaper to wipe the glass surface after washing; the glass will be streak free and this is one of the best way to make the use of old newspaper!

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