Bathroom is the place of paradox of every home. On the one hand, it is the place where you take care of your personal hygiene – you shower, bathe, brush teeth, shave, wash hands, etc. On the other hand, the bathroom is the place where most bacteria are likely to appear, as well as mould and other potentially harmful things. That’s why it is important to take care of the hygiene of the bathroom just like you do for your own, or maybe even better. So, here are a few tips and ideas on how to do just that.
1. Bacteria on the bathroom tiles. Deposits on the tiles or in the fugues can amass a big amount of bacteria and the humidity in the bathroom is a perfect condition for their growth, as well as for mould, which can also spread harmful germs. Use a squeegee or a clean sponge and a disinfectant to clean the tiles. Spray and wipe them.
2. When cleaning mould from the bathroom tiles, use a mixture of equal parts of water and bleach. Apply with a spraying bottle and leave it on for at least thirty minutes. Then, you can either wipe off with a sponge or brush it off with a hard brush.
3. Cleaning the shower curtain. The shower curtain can amass a lot of bacteria, because it holds humidity and accumulates mould. You can put it in the washing machine, along with a few bigger towels, add detergent and bleach (enough for a medium wash) and set the machine on a medium high temperature cycle. The friction between the shower curtain and the towels will increase the temperature of the water as well. The bleach will remove the mould and the towels will act as brushes and will scrape off the stains. The detergent will do the rest. After washing the shower curtain, hang it the bathroom and turn on the ventilation to get the humidity away. The steam and high temperature the next them you take a shower will get the wrinkles off the shower curtain.
4. Cleaning the toilet dish. This is definitely one of the things you want to get over with as quickly as possible. That’s why you need to use strong sanitizing products which will kill the bacteria at once. Put on a pair of rubber gloves on, apply bleach on the inside and on the edges of the toilet dish, let it stay for ten minutes and brush it off. Rinse with hot water. Never combine bleach with ammonia-based products or other bathroom cleaners, as this might cause a chemical reaction that will exhaust poisonous gases.
5. Never clean the sink or the bathtub with bleach.