One of the good things about first moving into a rental home is how clean everything is. A quality landlord will make sure that every room of the home— kitchen, bathrooms, etc.— has been thoroughly cleaned before move-in day. However, since time and daily use does affect all rooms, even bathrooms will need a good deep cleaning despite it being kept tidy week to week. To keep your Milford rental home’s bathrooms sanitary and in good working order, you’ll need to do some deep cleaning tasks every few months. This way, your bathrooms will be kept sparkling clean.
Probably, the things that would need deep cleaning the most are your tub, shower, and showerhead. Every single one of these areas should be deep cleaned regularly to remove residue buildup and water spots. An easy method to clean any bathroom surface is by mixing a few drops of white vinegar with a cup of baking soda to make a paste. Spread the mixture over the tub or shower door and let it sit for an hour. This gives the solution enough time to do the work. When the hour is up, wipe and rinse it clean. For shower walls, try spraying them with an all-purpose cleaner, run the hot water, and wait for the shower to fill with steam. Close the shower door and let the cleaner sit for about twenty minutes, then wipe down with a wet sponge or cloth.
Vinegar works great on sinks and showerheads, too. To clean a sink with vinegar, all you need to do is pour out a small amount, scrub, and flush with hot water. To clean a showerhead with white vinegar, fill a bag with it and then place the bag over the showerhead so that the entire fixture is soaking in the vinegar. Secure it well with a rubber band or twist-tie and let sit overnight. The next morning, remove the bag and wipe the showerhead clean.
Another area of the bathroom that should regularly get deep cleaned is the toilet. Whilst there are many different toilet cleaners on the market, using baking soda to deep clean a toilet remains to be the most effective method. Simply pour a cup of baking soda into the toilet bowl and let sit for about five minutes. Brush thoroughly with a toilet brush. When you’re finished, flush to rinse the toilet.
If your rental home’s bathroom has tile, you will have to deep clean the grout to avoid bacterial growth. Bleach and a grout brush are the best ways to lighten discolored grout lines and kill anything trying to grow between your tile. To really keep grout watertight, it’s recommended that you reseal it every six months or so to keep moisture and bacteria out. Bleach can also be used to address any mold growing in windowsills or other areas. All you have to do is mix one part bleach to two parts water and scrub any mold spots with a sponge.
Deep cleaning a bathroom doesn’t need to take up a lot of time and effort, but it’s critical that you do it on a regular basis. Now that you’re aware of how the pros deep clean a bathroom, you can stay on top of this important maintenance task a lot easier.
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