Top 6 Dirty Spots in a Bathroom You Shouldn’t Miss Cleaning

Keeping your family safe and healthy means being aware of your home’s health hazards and taking action to get rid of them. One place to start is the bathroom. The bathroom has an abundant presence of germs and microbes from waste. Though you may be diligent about cleaning your bathroom, certain surfaces require extra cleaning to ensure your safety.

Here are some common spots you should not miss cleaning in your bathroom and how you should clean them.

1. Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring can be a breeding ground for germs and microbes. In addition, vinyl flooring often gets dirty with heavy mopping and scrubbing with harsh products.

Use the right tool for the right job, which means using a microfiber mop with a disinfectant cleaning solution to keep your bathroom floor fresh and clean. Avoid using paper towels, rags, or sponges to clean your floor. These cleaning agents only lead to the spread of germs and bacteria still on your floor. 

Finally, disinfect the floor with 1/2 cup of bleach and 1 gallon of water. Bleach works to kill germs, but it can be harmful to humans and pets, so avoid using it in high-traffic areas. Rinse the floor and dry it after disinfecting.

2. Shower Curtain

Your shower curtain may look clean but likely has hundreds of thousands of bacteria and mold.

Fortunately, you can make your shower curtain look and smell fresh by spraying it down with vinegar or leaving it out in the sun for a day. You can also make a homemade cleaning spray using vinegar, bleach, and water. 

You should also buy a new shower curtain regularly, as they are not the most durable of materials.

3. Showerheads

Showerheads are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. You can get at least five different types of bacteria colonizing your showerhead in a week.

The good news is that you can clean your showerhead with vinegar, allowing you to eliminate the grimy buildup without using harsh chemicals or scrubbing.

4. Toothbrush Holders

Although it may not be the handiest place to clean, your toothbrush holder should be cleaned regularly. Flora from your toothbrush can contaminate your toothbrush, leading to an increased risk of illness.

To clean your toothbrush holder, remove the toothbrush and soak the holder in a mixture of equal parts vinegar and warm water. Let it soak overnight, and then rinse and dry it before returning your toothbrush.

5. Faucet Handles

Over time, the handles on your bathroom faucet can become home to mold and bacteria. To clean your faucet handles, first, remove the handles and then soak them in a baking soda and vinegar solution overnight.

After thoroughly cleaning them, you can put them back on the faucet, rinse them with water and dry them with a towel.

6. Hand Soap Dispensers

Your hand soap dispenser is another area typically overlooked in bathroom cleaning.

Luckily, it is a simple process to clean. Remove the dispenser and soak it in a vinegar and water solution overnight. After the next day, use more water and vinegar to rinse the soap dispenser. Dry the dispenser entirely before putting it back on the wall.

Final Thoughts

By following the tips in this article, you should be able to clean your bathroom to a shine without putting your family at risk for illness. When cleaning the bathroom, it is best to take your time and be thorough. If you are in a hurry, you increase your chances of missing spots and potentially making the amount of germs even worse.

However, if you’re looking for a more thorough cleaning job, you can hire us at BBB Cleaning Atlanta. We are a home cleaning company in Atlanta, and we can do a deep cleaning service to ensure your bathrooms are squeaky clean. Book a service today to start!