Cleaning a bathroom can be a backbreaking and undesirable chore. If you know how to clean a bathroom properly, it can be far less of a chore than you believe it will. Cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis can end up taking less time than if you put it off and have to spend hours scrubbing ground-in dirt. Take our quiz to see whether you know how to clean a bathroom efficiently.
What is a basic rule of thumb for bathroom cleaning chores?
There are six specific areas to clean in a bathroom, do one item a day and you will have one day off each week.
Keep a bottle of spray bleach under the bathroom vanity to speed cleanup chores.
A bathroom should be cleaned at least once a week.
What can you implement in your family in regards to keeping a bathroom clean?
Each adult and teenage child can take turns with bathroom cleaning chores.
Make it a firm rule that everyone is to rinse out the tub or shower stall immediately after use.
Make it a firm rule that everyone must close the lid before they flush the toilet.
What is the best way to clean a cultured marble countertop?
Use mild water based all-purpose cleaner, spray the counter and wipe down with a soft cloth.
Buff soap scum and spots with soapy 000-grade steel wool, rinse and wipe dry.
Buff your counter clean with a bit of shampoo on a plastic colored scrubber and wipe dry.
What is a good way to protect a plastic laminate countertop surface?
A light coat of lecithin based anti-stick spray designed for frying pans will shine and protect laminate counters.
Treat your laminate countertops with a quality hard car wax, let sit for ten minutes and buff with a soft cloth.
Laminate surfaces can be shined and protected with a light application of furniture wax.
What is the best way to clean a bathroom laminate countertop?
Use a two-sided scrubbing pad with fiber on one side and sponge on the other for best results.
Use foaming bleach based spray for a fast and easy cleanup on plastic laminate counters.
Scouring powders will work magic on soap scum that has built up on your plastic laminate counter.
What is a good recipe for a home-made cleaning solution suitable for bathroom cleanup chores?
In two cups of warm water, add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and ½ cup of ammonia.
In two cups of warm water, add ½ cup of baking soda and 1 cup of white vinegar.
In two cups of warm water, add 3 tablespoons of baking soda, ¼ cup of shampoo and 1/3 cup of ammonia.
What is a good way to clean bathroom mirrors or any mirrors for that matter?
The best way to clean mirrors is by using a new product called magic mirror where a one-step process does all.
Pour vinegar into a shallow bowl, dip a crumpled sheet of newspaper in the vinegar and wipe mirror until almost dry.
Use a commercial glass cleaner and follow instructions on the label.
What is a good way to keep mildew at bay?
Treat dry shower stall walls with carnauba paste wax (car wax) and buffing to a shine discourages mildew growth.
Treat shower stalls with a product called Mildew Guard once a week to avoid mildew growth.
Have anyone that takes a shower wipe down the walls with a towel after they finish (use their damp towel).
What is a great way to clean up soap scum from shower enclosures?
Use a spray bathroom cleaner specifically formulated to cleanup scum.
Use one cup of liquid fabric softener mixed in a quart of warm water to soften and clean soap scum.
Scour shower enclosures with a nylon-scouring pad to dispose of soap scum quickly.
What can you use to clean up water spots easily on metal frames around shower doors and enclosures?
Use automobile chrome polish to remove water spots and provide a shine at the same time.
Use lemon oil applied directly on a terry cloth and wipe metal frames to clean up water spots.
Moisten a cloth with undiluted vinegar and wipe the metal surfaces slowly until spots are gone.
What should you do if you notice that grout or caulking is breaking away where walls join the bathtub or shower floor?
Clean out all loose and deteriorating caulking or grout and apply silicone caulk recommended for bathrooms.
Call in a carpenter to check that water has not damaged the wall and to repair the grout.
Add the areas of concern to your list for a routine caulking job required every fall.
What is the best way to clean a porcelain bathtub?
Clean a porcelain bathtub with nonabrasive powder or liquid cleaner and rinse well.
Clean stubborn soap rings from your porcelain bathtub with a synthetic scouring pad and rinse well.
Both of the above apply to porcelain tubs.
What is a caution that applies to using commercial rust removers to remove rust stains from a porcelain bathtub or sink?
Wear rubber gloves when working with these solutions as they contain strong acid.
Wear goggles when working with these solutions as they contain strong acid.
Both of the above.
What is a secret to keeping a new shower curtain looking fresh and clean?
Hang your new shower curtain on the same hooks in front of the old shower curtain.
Take your shower curtain down once a month and wash it in your washing machine.
Treat your new shower curtain with commercial spray-on fabric water repellant.
What is the best way to clean your shower curtain?
Soak your shower curtain in a solution of a ½ cup of bleach in a bathtub with five inches of warm water.
Wash shower curtains in a washing machine with a ½ cup of detergent, a ½ cup of baking soda and two bath towels.
Wash shower curtains in a washing machine on gentle with ½ cup of detergent and a ¼ cup of bleach.
How do you clean a rubber or vinyl bath mat?
Clean a rubber or vinyl bath mat in your bathtub, use our cleaning solution and scrub with a stiff bristle brush.
Take your bathmat outside soak it with all-purpose household cleaner and then hose it off with a garden hose.
You can toss your rubber or vinyl bath mat directly in the washing machine along with some bath towels.
What material is used to manufacture most toilet bowls?
What should you be careful of when you are cleaning your toilet?
Never mix ammonia based cleaners with cleaners that contain chlorine bleach the reaction gives off hazardous fumes.
Be careful not to allow cleaners to remain in the toilet and do not allow them to touch other surfaces.
Both of the above cautions apply to toilet cleaners.
What is a good way to give your toilet an overnight cleaning and sanitizing?
Put a ¼ cup of borax in the bowl, let it sit overnight and give the bowl a quick swish with a toilet brush in the morning.
Put two denture-cleaning tablets in the toilet bowl and give the bowl a quick swish with a toilet brush in the morning.
Both of the above will do a good cleaning job on your toilet.
What steps should you take to clear a stopped up bathroom sink drain?
Try a plunger first and if that does not work, use a chemical drain opener.
Put a pail or large pot under the P trap and open the clean out to empty hair and dirt that may be plugging the sink.