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Let’s not pretend otherwise — cleaning your bathroom isn’t the most enjoyable task in the world. But cleaning it regularly is important to maintaining the look of your home and ensuring it’s in its best working condition. Bathrooms are high-traffic areas that can be havens for germs, mould and scum, so it’s essential to regularly go through and make sure that they don’t have the opportunity to grow or spread germs around the rest of the home. 

So if you’ve been wondering how to clean a bathroom from top to bottom, we’ve put together some key tips to help you keep it clean. 

  • Regularity It’s not just you that needs to be regular in the bathroom — it’s also how regularly you clean! Ideally, bathrooms should be cleaned about once a week and more often if there’s a mess. This helps stop the spread of bacteria like E. coli, while also keeping the place looking great.
  • Clean high-contact areas — Your bathroom is home to a large number of high-contact areas; sports like taps, toilet seats, shower handles and door handles are all being touched frequently — and unfortunately, not always by clean hands. So make sure you’re giving these spots a thorough wipe down whenever you’re cleaning.  
  • Install a hair catcher in the drain — One of the most common causes of drain blockages is stray hair going down the plughole — so install a hair catcher and clean it out on a regular basis. This won’t just help keep your bathroom cleaner, it will also ensure that everything’s working properly.  
  • Don’t skimp on the ceiling Given all the moisture in your bathroom, it’s no surprise that there can be issues with mildew or other unwanted nasties on the ceiling — not to mention the dust that will build up, just like any other room in the house. Fortunately, a mix of equal parts water and white vinegar can kill it dead and get your ceiling looking great again. 
  • Get rid of rust Rust marks are very common in bathrooms, particularly around drains or plugholes. But did you know that you can get rid of them with an old toothbrush, a bit of toothpaste and a bit of elbow grease? Just a quick scrub and rinse, then your sink will be looking as good as new. 

Of course, if this all seems like a bit much, you have other options available too. Life can be demanding and it can be difficult to find the time or motivation to look after your home to the standard that you might prefer. Getting your bathroom and house professionally cleaned can be a great option. Here at Jim’s Cleaning, we provide a great range of cleaning services and will be more than happy to take care of your bathroom for you.  

FAQs

What is the best way to clean the bathroom?

The most important part of cleaning your bathroom is the same as cleaning any room in your house; having a system in place. If you don’t, it’s very easy to get distracted and try to tackle three different problems at once and none of them will end up getting done properly. As a rule, it’s best to clean from top to bottom, left to right. That way you won’t be going back to the same places and potentially re-dirtying areas you’ve already cleaned. 

Here’s a checklist to work through:

  • Cleaning the fan filter 
  • Cleaning dust and mildew off the ceiling 
  • Cleaning wall tiles
  • Cleaning the vanity and mirror 
  • Cleaning the bathtub 
  • Cleaning the toilet
  • Cleaning the shower doors
  • Cleaning grout on the floor 
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping 

How do I clean my bathroom like a professional?

The big distinction between professional and amateur cleaners — aside from speed — is the eye for detail. It’s easy to miss spots of gunk that are hidden between tiles or lurking at the back of a tap. Keeping an eye out for issues like this will allow you to more effectively get your bathroom cleaned to a professional standard. Alternatively, you could save yourself some time and just get one of the professionals at Jim’s Cleaning to do it for you instead! 

What is the best way to clean a shower?

Cleaning a shower is a multi-part process; you’ve got the shower screens, the tiles on the floor and wall and the showerhead and taps themselves. All of these need different cleaning products, in order to effectively clean them, get them looking good again and to clear off any soap scum or grime in the grout. If you’ve got a stone shower, this can become even more complex, as they tend to require more specialised cleaning products. 

Some people opt to do this as a multi-step process throughout the week while they’re having a shower; one day it’s the door with glass cleaner and a sponge, another day the floor and another the wall, with a multipurpose cleaner and a brush for grout cleaning. Then the showerhead after they hop out, getting rid of any mineral build-up and keeping it looking polished. But why not just get the team at Jim’s Cleaning to take care of it all in one hit? 

How do I deep clean my toilet bowl?

One of the easiest ways to deep clean your toilet bowl is with good old fashioned bleach and a scrubbing brush. Make sure that you also have gloves that extend up and over your wrists, so that you don’t find yourself with any unwanted run-off. Once you’ve let the bleach settle, it’s as simple as scrubbing it down — paying particularly close attention to any mineral stains — and then giving it a good flush. Repeat as necessary.

While you’re at it, it’s always worth giving the seat — both the top and underside — a thorough wipe down with a disinfectant cleaner too. The seat is a key area where bacteria and germs can build-up, which in turn can transfer stains to the bowl. 

How do I get my bathtub white again?

It’s great to take a soak in the tub, but bathtubs can also unfortunately be dust and grime magnets. Wiping it down with cleaning products can ensure that it’s safe to use — but they can still leave behind ugly and unsightly stains on the side or on the base. 

The good news is that getting it looking fresh and white again is very straightforward; white vinegar and baking soda will help take care of most issues and remove stains from your bathtub, thanks to their combined fizzy power. Though the temptation may be to use bleach, this isn’t often advisable. Bleach is a powerful disinfectant but it’s also toxic and its residue can linger for some time. This isn’t an issue for areas like the toilet, where you want things to be as clean as possible — but it could potentially cause problems for the next person who uses the bath. 

Why choose Jim’s to clean your entire bathroom?

All of these tasks can be time-consuming and tricky to get done to your preferred standard. So why not call in a professional and leave yourself with more free time and a cleaner bathroom? 

Jim’s Cleaning hires highly professional, police-checked cleaners who provide their own equipment — so you never need to worry about your home or office when it’s being cleaned. We also offer a satisfaction guarantee; if you’re not totally satisfied with the cleaning we carry out, then we’ll come back and do it again until you are happy with it. Your satisfaction is our satisfaction at Jim’s Cleaning. 

Jim’s Cleaning also provides a range of other services, including office cleaning, commercial cleaning, end of lease and bond cleaning, as well as deep cleaning and disinfecting. So if you require anything beyond bathroom cleaning, we’ll be able to help you with your cleaning needs. With cleaners all across NZ, you’re never far away from a Jim’s Cleaning team member who can help. 

Can Jim’s Cleaning carry out a deep clean of my whole home? 

Of course. We specialise in deep cleans that get rid of all the dirt and dust in difficult-to-reach spots. It extends to your bathroom too; we can get rid of any scaling or soap scum, helping ensure that your whole home doesn’t just look great but is also a healthy environment. We can even power wash the exterior of your home if you’d like, helping remove any old build-up of grime, dirt or staining. 

Does Jim’s Cleaning Group offer a free quote to clean your bathroom?

We certainly do! If you’re looking for a bathroom and house cleaning service, just reach out to us today. We’ll ask you some questions about your particular needs and get back with a quote for you as soon as possible.