No conscientious homeowner wants to expose anyone in their house to a dirty or unhealthy environment. In particular, you want to ensure that you have a clean bathroom that both looks nice and does not allow bacteria to accumulate. Here are some key tips for house cleaning different parts of your bathroom.
Faucet and Showerhead
Your sink faucet needs to be cleaned regularly so that gunk doesn't show up on the spout and bacteria does not build up around the base. Washing the faucet with water and dish soap works well in many cases. If the problem is more severe, then use a mixture of 50 percent vinegar and 50 percent water. To clean the area around the base, take an old toothbrush and place it in some soapy water. Then scrub all the way around the base with the toothbrush and wipe the area with a cloth.
For the showerhead, a great cleaning method is to take a small plastic bag that contains vinegar and place it over the fixture. Make sure that the showerhead is covered by the vinegar. You can tie the bag to the showerhead with a rubber band or some tape. After several hours remove the plastic bag. Eliminate any traces of vinegar by running water through the fixture for a short time.
An important point to keep in mind is that these methods are known to work well for chrome faucets and showerheads, which are the most common. If your fixtures are made from a different material, consult the manufacturers cleaning instructions to make certain that they will work in your situation.
Of course you clean your toilet bowl regularly, but don't overlook the inside of your toilet tank. Bacteria and mineral deposits can build up here if it's not cleaned regularly. To remove any bacteria, drain the tank first by shutting off the valve and the flushing. Next, spray a bleach cleaning solution around the walls of the tank and let it sit for 30 minutes. Pour a gallon of water in the tank and flush. Repeat as necessary until the bleach is gone.
If the tank has mineral deposits on the inside, you will need deal with these at a different time. Drain the tank and fill it up with vinegar to the overflow tube's tip. Leave the vinegar in the tank for 12 hours. Scrub away any mineral deposits with a brush and then flush the toilet.