How to Clean Bathrooms

A clean bathroom has a lot about how well the entire building is taken care of. It is often on of the most neglected parts of a building, hence when it is taken care of with love and care, this clean experience most likely travels throughout other parts of the building. Below, we will look through all the aspects of cleaning your bathroom.


Check for dust and remove on all corners, skirting boards, window boards, wall fittings, pipes and all areas of the room for dust/cobwebs. Check behind the toilet and sink. A feather duster will help you to remove dust and cobwebs from all surfaces including high levels. Where the dust is too much for the feather duster or the surface is wet, use washroom cleaner sprayed on to a damp, red, microfibre cloth. Make sure to wash your cloth so dirt is not transferred onto another surface.


Toilet can be full of a lot of debris, especially in the corners. Now that all dust and cobweb are on the floor, we recommend using the vacuum cleaner to ensure the floor stays clean. The vacuum cleaner helps to pull debris from all corners. If the floor is wet, you must use a dustpan and brush to remove debris.


Move any object in your way of cleaning such as bottles of soap, air fresheners, toilet paper and sanitary boxes. Wipe all surfaces including tiles, radiator panels and doors. For cupboards all sides such as the top, sides, legs and draws should be cleaned with bathroom cleaner sprayed on to a damp, red, microfibre cloth. Make sure to remove all marks, dust and fingerprints. Polish reflective surfaces with red glass cloth where needed.


When cleaning Taps, toilet seat hinges, shower heads and any nook and crannies within the bathroom/toilet have your dedicated cleaning brush handy. We use a red brush for this area to loosen stubborn stain that are hard to reach and remove with the cloth. Note that cleaning brush is different from toilet brushes. Area where you may need cleaning brush are tap necks, toilet seat hinges, plughole and drains. Use the brush to loosen the dirt, scrub if needed and clean with bathroom cleaner spray. After cleaning all reflective surfaces such as Mirrors, & Reflective surfaces, use a clean, damp, microfibre cloth with only water to remove the cleaning solution left on, then polish with a clean dry glass cloth to leave no glare.


Remove fingerprint, soap and water stains by using the bathroom cleaner sprayed on to a damp, red, microfibre cloth, all sides of the hand dryer, inside and out, depending on the design. Make sure you also clean the water stains splashed unto the surrounding wall.


Using washroom cleaner sprayed on to a damp, red, microfibre cloth to remove paper dust from all paper towel and toilet roll dispenser. Remember to wipe the wall around the dispensers and undersides. Using your key, check if the toilet roll holders, hand towel holders and soap dispensers need replenishing. Make sure to empty waste correctly.


To take advantage of time, spray the walls/panels before cleaning other areas. Then go off to clean the toilet, bath etc. return to the shower to clean. Start with a spraying the bathroom cleaner on to a damp, red, microfibre cloth, wipe all surfaces of the shower, the shower tray and the glass/fabric shower curtain. The shower head must be cleaned to prevent lime scale build up. All tiles must be wiped to remove built up of body fat and sweat. Use the toilet cleaning brush to loosen hard on stains on tiles, edges and grouts. Scrub where required.


Just like the shower, spray the washroom cleaner onto the inside of the urinals/WC to loosen any dirt while you clean the rest of the room. Once all cleaning is completed in the rest of the bathroom, follow these steps for the WC and Urinals.

– Note for toilets (WC): pass the toilet brush inside the toilet to remove all soiling and dirt under the toilet rim and flush. Then with a clean side of the cloth wipe the handle, water cistern and work your way down ward towards and beneath the seat, the back rest, the U bend and the sides of the toilet.

РNote for urinals: Also use the cleaning brush on the urinal, loosen any stain and allow the auto flush system to rinse away, removing all and any build-up of dirt. Wipe clean the external and the urinal lips with a cleaned damp red cloth.


Empty every bin and replace with the appropriately sized bin bag, disposing of all waste in the correct main outside bins for recycling. Where bins only have a small amount of waste and have no liquid contents/chewing gum in them, to cut waste to the environment, tip the contents of the bin into a main white/clear bin bag ready for disposal. Wipe down all surfaces of the bins if the bin is stained, using multipurpose sanitiser sprayed on to a damp, blue, microfibre cloth. When replacing bin bags, tie the ends the bin bags to ensure a firm fitting and a tidy finish.

Left: toilet bins properly lined |on the right, a dirty bin that needs to be cleaned as part of the cleaning


Using washroom cleaner sprayed on to a damp, red, microfibre cloth, wipe down every surface such as door/cubicle handles, frames, architrave, tracks, cubicle walls and the front and backs of doors/cubicles, removing fingerprints and marks. When cleaning door frames, make sure you carefully clean the door shuts and floor edges.

Areas on the door and inside cubicles that require extra attention when cleaning

This article is not going to cover all scenarios you will come across but it gives you an applicable practical method to clean any toilet and bathroom effectively. And OfCourse, if this is helpful, please share it.


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