Best Cleaning Products for Your Bathroom

You walk into your bathroom several times every day, but have you really looked at it lately? Despite the fact that tubs are subjected to running water and soap several times a day, they can still become filthy. Dingy and dirty, they might be plagues with soap scum or even dreaded mildew. The floor may have a buildup of hair and a layer of hairspray on it. You need to clean it, and you certainly want it to look clean. However, your standard multi-purpose cleaner isn’t going to get the job done. Here are a few products you can use that will effectively clean your bathroom with the least amount of scrubbing and waiting on your part.

Spray-on Help for Soap Scum

Special scrub-free cleaners that are sprayed directly on the wall are highly effective at removing soap scum. Simply spray them on shower walls, allow them to soak in and then scrub them away afterwards. If you cannot stand the idea of using aerosol sprays, then invest in tub and tile spray from Method. Made from biodegradable materials, it eliminates soap scum and hard water stains with ease. Of course, it’s better if you can avoid soap scum to begin with. Keep your shower shining and simplify your cleaning by using liquid soaps that will not produce soap scum.

Glass Cleaner for Shining Surfaces

You know that you need a glass cleaner like Method to make the mirrors shine, but did you know that it also works on chrome and countertops? A little spritz of glass cleaner on your shower tiles will leave them sparkling, shining and ready for you to take your next shower. Unlike traditional glass cleaners, it also leaves a pleasing minty smell that you will appreciate when cleaning this small space.

Banish Unsightly Hard Water Stains

You cannot help how hard or soft your water is. Soft water takes longer to rinse items, but it doesn’t leave a residue behind. Hard water rinses items in record time, but it can leave behind mineral deposits that make the tub look tired and dingy. Method bathroom spray features a biodegradable formula that removes hard water stains with a minimal amount of scrubbing. If you have time after showering, wiping off your shower walls with a squeegee or towel is another great way to remove miserable hard water stains. You can also invest in a whole-house filter that will soften your water and help you avoid hard water problems throughout the home.

Treat Beautiful Wood Trim with the Right Products

If you have wood trim in the bathroom, then you want to keep the wood looking amazing. Hairspray, cologne and perfume settle over your bathroom in a cloud, and can leave your wood dull and dry. Add in the dust and hair that manages to stick to these surfaces and the baseboards and trim become a very unattractive feature of your bathroom. In the past, you might have used a bucket of water with special soap and a rag to clean them, but this is time consuming and messy. Simplify the chore by opting for Wood for Good Wipes from Method. These handy wipes take a few seconds to use, and they leave the wood looking amazing. The layer of dust wipes away along with residual products that have dulled the finish. You will see your wood return to its original color and luster, and you will appreciate the wonderful almond scent of this quality wood cleaner.

Polish the Linoleum for Beautiful Shine

Wood wipes are so easy to use, and you can put regular multi-purpose wipes to good use in the bathroom as an easy and effective way to combat the things that make your bathroom dingy. Keep the wipes under the sink and use them to clean the corners of your floor and around the base of the toilet. They are perfect for cleaning those hard to reach areas that your mop cannot get to, and they will leave the floor shining. If you have a small bathroom, you can use one or two wipes to clean the floor and skip mopping completely.

Invest in Linens and Wash Them Regularly

All you need for your shower stall is a standard plastic curtain, but those aren’t very attractive. A better option is to invest in linen shower curtains and welcoming bath rugs. When you clean the bathroom, take them down and run them through the washing machine. They will come out looking like new, and they won’t be in the way when you are working. They are extremely durable, so they will also last longer than disposable options and help you save money in the process.

A Box of Baby Wipes

Extremely effective at cleaning, baby wipes can become your new best friend in the bathroom. Keep a box on the back of the toilet for friends or family to use as needed. When you notice that the counter, floors or toilet need a quick cleaning, grab a baby wipe and use it. They clean and shine without streaking or leaving an unpleasant odor. The best part is that your friends will be envious of your clean bathroom without ever suspecting that you are using something so simple as a baby wipe to keep it that way between cleanings.

Scrub the Toilet Regularly

There are countless products available to clean the commode. Look for those with bent necks that will allow you to reach under the rim. You can also pour a cup of bleach in the toilet, close the lid and let the fumes work for an hour. Before you flush it, use your scrub brush to clean under the rim. Keep the cleaning supplies in the bathroom, so you can clean the toilet whenever you notice it getting a little dirty.

Feather Duster with Extending Arm

You may have a feather duster that is used in other rooms. If you don’t have one with an extending arm, you might want to consider investing in one. These are great for removing cobwebs from high corners, dusting the water supply line behind the tank and even dusting the vents in the bathroom. Be sure to clean over the doorframes and dust the tops of light fixtures and even the showerhead. The feather duster makes short work of this chore, so you can enjoy a sparkling bathroom.

Recycle Plastic Bags in the Bathroom Trash

Your bathroom trash should be emptied regularly to prevent it from smelling and keep the bathroom attractive. Emptying it can be a disgusting chore if you don’t line the can, but you hate to spend money on those small can liners. Save plastic shopping bags and use them as liners. It’s a great way to recycle and it makes taking the trash out easy and it keeps the can looking fine.

Diluted Bleach Battles Mildew

Mold and mildew need moisture and warmth to grow, so the bathroom is a common place for these unsightly invaders. If mildew is making your tub look less inviting, correct the problem by spraying with a 50/50 solution of bleach and water. Allow it to soak in, scrub it with a stiff brush and then rinse the bleach away. If a musty odor remains, then wipe the walls down with undiluted vinegar and allow it to air dry. Repeat this weekly to keep odors at bay.

Avoid the problem by running the fan or opening the window every time you shower. When you get out of the shower, pull the curtain or doors away from both walls to encourage air movement. Once the shower walls dry, you can close the curtain or doors again.

Steam the Floor for Beauty

Harness the power of steam in your bathroom. Steam mops are affordable and effective. They slice through the residue of aerosol deodorant, hairspray or perfume, and they will leave your bathroom clean and fresh without any streaks. Easy to use and safe, you won’t have to worry about any dangerous chemical residue on the floor. Steam the floor while the rug is in the wash and your bathroom will look great when you put everything back in place.

Trust the Deep Cleaning to the Professionals

While it’s wise to treat your bathroom to quick cleanups on a regular basis, you may not have time to invest in a deep cleaning. Whether you are pressed for time or just hate cleaning the bathroom, the professionals will leave it looking incredible. Coming in and providing you with cleaning service on a regular basis, you will never again have to cringe when someone asks to use your restroom. If you are concerned about the environment, then you can also choose professional cleaners who use eco-friendly projects like Method.

With these tips, tricks and basic products, you can keep your bathroom looking amazing and fresh. Trust an agency like 1st Class Cleaning to scrub your bathroom when you don’t have the time, energy or desire to deal with the chore. We use eco-friendly products from Method and will provide you with a customized plan that suits your schedule and budget. Contact us today at 1.800-309-7881 or visit us online at http://www.1stclasscleaningnyc.com/contact to set up your appointment for a consultation and cleaning.

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