A bath is a great place to relax and unwind after a long day. It’s something you use daily, so you need to make sure it is clean. There are so many places you can clean in the bath and on the floor that many people worry about how to clean them. So, how to clean bathroom? We’ll give you an easy-to-understand explanation of the reasons for stains in your bath and the cleaning methods that can be used to remove them.
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Types and causes of stains in the bath
There are many types of staining that can occur in the bath such as scale, mold and sebum stains.
Black mold sticks to the walls of bathtubs, tile joints, rubber packing, and other surfaces. Temperature, humidity, and nutrient source are the main causes of mold. Mold fungi that thrive at high temperatures and humidity will grow and reproduce with soap scum and sebum as their nutrition.
It is often mistaken for mold, but the true identity of pink slime is actually a yeast called “Rhodotorula.”However, the cause and location of the mold are the same as those of mold, so if left untreated, mold will grow sooner or later.
We get the dirt when we bathe or wash our heads. It sticks to the walls and floors of the bathroom. It’s a slimy, soft stain.
Minerals such as calcium and magnesium found in tap water are the true source of scale. Minerals can crystallize if they are left in water droplets in the toilet. It’s a hard and sticky stain.
How to clean bathroom?
Things to prepare
- Bathtub sponge
- Bath brush
- Small plates and cups (used to make baking soda paste)
- Cleaning toothbrush
- citric acid
- baking soda
- Spray container (for citric acid spray)
- Mold remover
Prepare the above items first. Next, change the detergent and cleaning process depending on the type of dirt.
Bath stains can be classified into acidic or alkaline based on the type.
You can neutralize the stain by using an alkaline soap for acidic stains or an acidic soap for alkaline.
You may find it difficult and confusing at first, but once you learn it, it becomes easy.
Cleaning the bathtub
The most common cause for bathtub stains is sebum stains. It sticks to the walls of the bathtub as well as the hot water surface. Sebum stains can be acidic, so we recommend using weakly alkaline baking soda.
Sprinkle baking soda directly onto the sponge to remove light stains. Next, rub the sponge in a circular motion on the surface. Finally, shower.
Make a paste of baking soda and scrub it clean if it’s very dirty.
To make a paste, mix baking soda with water on a small plate in a ratio of 3 to 1. The hardness of the paste should not drip onto the wall.
This paste should be applied to the surface. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Then, use a sponge to rub it and then wash it off with hot water. Wrapping the paste from the top will make it more effective if it drips or becomes heavily soiled.
It is also recommended to put chairs, lids, washbasins, etc. with baking soda!
You can use the hot water left over from the bath to wash your items. You can wash small items as well as the bathtub simultaneously.
Mix 1 cup baking soda with the hot water. Put the items that you need to wash in there, and let it sit overnight. If dirt remains, you can wash it with soap and water or use a sponge to scrub it.
You could try going once per week to guide before it gets really dirty.
Cleaning the ceiling, floor and walls of the bathroom
Although the ceiling is difficult to clean, you can see spots of black mold if you pay attention. This mold can spread to other areas if it is not addressed promptly.
Although I prefer to use the easiest mold removal, spraying it on the ceiling could cause it to fall on my head, which can be very dangerous. Use a towel or other rag to soak the mold in disinfectant ethanol, and then wipe it off one at a time.
It is important to prepare stepladders, chairs, and other items for safety.
You should also be careful not to expose the product to direct sunlight.
You can spray the floor with citric acid spray (200ml water and 1 teaspoon citric acid in a spray bottle) or a neutral detergent to bathe. After rinsing, you can scrub the floor with a brush and then rinse off with a hot shower.
This will keep the scale from building up every day.
Use citric acid spray, or a neutral detergent, for the bath. Rub lightly with a sponge and rinse off with a hot shower.
Cleaning mirrors and faucets
As dirt on faucets and mirrors is alkaline, citric acid is the best detergent. You can also use a citric acid package if it is extremely dirty.
How to pack citric acid
1. Spray citric acid spray on the mirror or faucet
2. Apply kitchen paper and spray more citric acid on it
3. Cover it with wrap (the wrap is to prevent drying, so it is not in close contact OK)
Leave it for about 4.1 hours and wash it off thoroughly with a shower. If
citric acid remains, it will leave a whitish mark, so be sure to wash it off at the end.
Just leave it unrubbed and it will be so shiny!
You can use it comfortably with this.
Stubborn scales in the mirror
Scale sticks to mirrors and hardens. It will not go away even if you use a cleanser or a brush to scrub it off.
Cleaning the drain
Hair, soap scum, and sebum are the main causes of dirt in the drain. It can also cause a slowing of the water flow and a foul-smelling odor. It’s the hardest part of cleaning the bath.
You should clean your drain at least once a day. However, if the drain is so bad you are unable to touch it, do your best to make it shine.
It is actually much easier than you might think.
Things to prepare
- Foam spray of chlorine bleach (mold remover)
- Vinyl gloves
- Cleaning toothbrush
When using chlorine bleach, make sure to ventilate well and use a mask or goggles for peace of mind.
- Put on vinyl gloves and remove the hair and dust collected on the drainage plate (dust tray) with a tissue.
- Spray the chlorine-based bleaching agent foam spray evenly.
- Leave it for about 20 minutes.
- Rinse well with a shower. Also, rub the remaining dirt with a toothbrush and wash it off again with a shower.
This will be beautiful.
If there are more parts that can be removed, remove the parts and repeat steps 2-4 again.
Once you get shiny, make it a habit to clean every day.
After taking a bath, remove the hair that has accumulated on the eye plate and lightly rub the eye plate with a toothbrush when cleaning the bath. There is no slimy dirt, so you can touch it with your bare hands. Please try.
Tips for keeping the bath clean
To keep your bath clean, you need to lower the temperature and humidity so it doesn’t collect dirt.
To cool off, take a cold shower.
To prevent mold growth, ventilation is essential.
Ventilate by opening the windows (opening at least two windows is sufficient) or turning on the fan for 24 hours.
Drain after use
Make a habit of draining the water immediately after you have finished taking a bath.
The water will drain more efficiently if you use a draining wiper (squeegee).
OXO’s squeegee can drain water quickly and smoothly, without stress, and it is difficult to get streaks.
Use a towel to wipe off any faucets that are not suitable for use. A microfiber cloth leaves no marks or fibers behind and shines shiny.
How often do you clean it?
Cleaning the bath can become difficult if you accumulate dirt. You may feel like you are in a vicious circle and don’t want anymore to clean it. You will find that daily cleaning leads to cleanliness and ease, so why not try your best?
Every day clean the tub, floor, and drain. Once a week, clean walls, bathtub chairs, washbasins, and other small items.
It’s the difference between relaxing in a clean bath and taking in a moody feeling while worrying about dirt, even in the same bath.
The bath is not just a place to warm up and wash your body. It’s also a place to truly relax and polish yourself. Why don’t you polish the bath that supports your life and make it your favorite space?