Many homeowners are always searching for ways to keep their bathrooms looking elegant as well as germ free. The following looks at three ways that homeowners can accomplish this goal. The following are the tips to maintain a Germ Free Bathroom.
A Full Cleaning Once a Week
One easy way to keep a bathroom germ free and looking its best is to give it a complete cleaning once a week. This includes cleaning the toilet, scrubbing the bathtub/shower, cleaning the sink as well as the faucets, and polishing mirrors. A homeowner should never forget the floor, especially around the toilet. Vacuuming the bathroom floor also adds to its neat appearance. Sometimes bathrooms have baseboards that collect dust just as baseboards take on dust in other rooms. Every other day of the week, a homeowner may want to give the bathroom sink, faucets, and mirrors a quick wipe down to remove dust and water spatters. As a note, a bathroom looks especially clean when its sink and bathtub faucets are shining. A dust mop is a useful item to have near the bathroom so a homeowner can give the floor a quick daily cleaning to pick up hair, dust, and toilet paper scraps.
Keep your Decor Minimal but Useful
There are several items a homeowner puts into the bathroom that collect germs as time goes on. Keeping these items fresh and updated is 70% of the work. For one, he or she can use anti-bacterial wipes each day on the door and toilet handles. Touchless trash cans help a person to avoid spreading germs in the bathroom while an abundant supply of clean and fluffy hand towels keep the germs at bay. Wet towels that are left to sit around a bathroom are likely to develop an odor as well as carry germs. Although your color scheme should definitely agree with the rest of the bathroom decor, keeping white towels is an easy way to track when you have to pop another one into the wash.
Maintaining Specific Features of a Bathroom
Finally, in order to keep a bathroom germ free and looking fabulous, a homeowner must be sure to maintain certain bathroom fixtures. For instance, if the caulking around a bathtub begins to peel or take on a dingy appearance, it’s time to re-caulk it. A fresh layer of caulking around a bathtub can give a bathtub a refreshed look! Also, when a faucet in a bathroom begins to develop a layer of soap scum or mineral residue around its base, it is time to clean it or replace it. Sometimes that type of residue can be scrubbed away with cleanser, but an older faucet may have permanent damage.