Bathroom care is very important. While we may picture these spaces to be a luxurious escape from the rest of the world, the dirty truth is there are a lot of germs living in that space. Whilst, everyone knows they need to clean, you may find yourself asking, “how often should I clean my bathroom?”
We’re here to break that down for you.
What Needs to Be Washed?
Each bathroom is different, you may have varying sizes, tiling and accessories. But, overall, there are some rules for keeping things clean.
The things that will need a wash include:
- Shower walls and screens
- The flooring
- The toilet
- Taps and spouts
- The fan or ventilation
- Hand towels and larger towels
- Regularly replacing; loofah and body sponges
Now that you know what you need to keep on your radar, let’s get to the big question: how often should I clean my bathroom?!
How Often Do I Wash The Shower?
You may have noticed that Bristol’s water is hard, so build-ups on your showerhead and screens can happen really quickly.
We recommend washing these every week with a monthly deep clean.
By cleaning the shower weekly, you are reducing the amount of mildew and limescale that can build up over time and making your job much easier.
For the weekly clean, give everything a nice wipe down, remove any build-up by scrubbing it away. Cif is a good cleaning product for this. Use a dry towel to polish.
We’ve written this really in-depth article that teaches you 3 different ways to clean your showerhead for that monthly deep clean.
How Often Should I Clean The Basin?
Basins can be deceiving, whilst they may look clean, there’s a lot going on that we can’t see.
The bathroom basin accumulates faecal matter (from washing your hands after you use the bathroom) – so we recommend giving it a good clean daily!
You don’t need to go too crazy here, just give the bowl a nice scrub and wash everything down the drain. You’ll need to use a disinfectant here to make sure the harmful E. Coli and other bacteria are gone.
Don’t forget about those handles either.
How Often Do I Vacuum and Wash the Floor?
There is nothing more soothing than mopping away the dirt and grime that has built up on your bathroom floor.
Giving this a weekly wash is important to maintaining good hygiene.
Floors are often overlooked, but they hold us up all day! Your feet, any drips and dust collect here constantly.
Depending on the type of flooring you have and the size of your bathroom, you may be able to get away with giving it a clean every other week.
Sweeping, mopping, steaming and waxing are all options when giving your flooring a nice wash – but this is all entirely up to you.
How Often Do I Clean the Toilet?
Most people dread cleaning the toilet, but it doesn’t have to be that way if you keep on top of cleaning.
By cleaning your toilet at least once a week, you’ll make for an overall better experience.
There are some things that come into play here such as, how many people do you have sharing the toilet, how often is it being used and how long does it maintain its shine?
By visually inspecting it after each use, you should be able to tell if it’s good to go, or needs a little bit of TLC. But if you can’t – make sure you’re washing weekly.
Taps and Spout Cleaning:
Whenever you find yourself giving the sink a cleanse, you should include a tap disinfectant. Since this is the area your hands are constantly touching, you want to make sure they’re clean.
You should also give them a nice polish with dry cloths afterwards to keep them shining longer!
How Often Do I Clean My Bathtub?
Your tub can get away without a soak a little bit longer than the other areas in your bathroom. We recommend at least every 2 weeks.
Your bath is a place of serenity, but no one wants to bath in a dirty soup!
We have a great article available here to help you with the steps involved with cleaning your bathtub.
How Often Do I Change My Bathing Accessories?
Bath loofah, towels and sponges are all great items for keeping you clean – but once they get overused they no longer do their job!
You’ll need to wash your towels at least once a week to stop the transfer of bacteria.
As for your shower sponges and loofahs, switch them out monthly.
A great tip for loofa care is to dry it out after every single use – do not leave it in the damp shower.
Washcloths also make great alternatives and can be easily washed after every use.
Keeping your bathroom clean shouldn’t be a struggle. Simply keep a list of what needs to be done every week and it will be a breeze.
When you stay on top of regular maintenance, you’ll avoid big clean-ups! We also recommend only using bleach down the toilet and using Cif or something similar to clean the rest of your sanitaryware. Obviously, if you have a natural stone bathroom, please check with your supplier on the aftercare of the stone, some cleaning products can seriously damage real stone.