Cleaning the bathroom on a regular schedule is important, but at some point your bathroom will need a deep clean. Deciding how often to deep clean your bathroom will depend on how many people use the bathroom and how often you clean it regularly. Whether you do a deep clean once or twice a year, it’s important to get to all the smaller details that might get neglected during your regular clean. Here is our step by step guide to deep clean your bathroom:
Clean Exhaust Fan
A good rule for any deep clean is to start at the top and work your way down. For the bathroom, you’ll want to start with the exhaust fan if you have one. We found this excellent tutorial from One Good Thing by Jillee that will give you step by step instructions for safely and effectively cleaning your exhaust fan.
Dust Corners Where Walls Meet the Ceiling
Wipe Down Walls
Hopefully, you have paint that is specially designed for bathrooms. Bathroom paint will repel water and is easily cleaned with a damp rag.
Don’t forget pictures and artwork. Take them down and give them a good dusting and wipe down before re-hanging.
If you have any shelves in your bathroom, take everything off and wipe down. De-clutter if possible before returning items to shelves.
Unclog Shower Head
If you have hard water, your showerhead may be clogged. Now is a great time to clear out the blockages. Simply fill a bag with white vinegar, submerge shower head, leave for an hour or two, and rinse. The vinegar will release the hard water.
Clean Shower Fixtures
If your shower fixtures look white and scaly, you may need to soak these with vinegar to properly clean the hard water stains. Check out our post on removing hard water build up with vinegar.
Clean Tub and Shower
Wash Shower Curtain
Replace or Wash Shower Curtain Liner
Dust and Clean Light Fixture
Clear Slow Moving Drains
If your sink or shower drains slowly, now might be a good time to flush it out. Whether you use a natural option like baking soda and vinegar, or a store-bought bottle of drain cleaner, be sure to choose one that works with your system. Not all methods are recommended for those with a septic system.
Wipe Down Cabinet Doors
This step may be a part of your regular bathroom clean, but now might be a good time to really get into the nooks and crannies that you might have missed.
Clean Out Bathroom Cabinet
While you are already cleaning your bathroom, now is a great time to de-clutter and reorganize under the bathroom sink. Take everything out and wipe down the inside of the cabinet. Get rid of things you don’t need. Before putting everything back, consider purchasing storage bins or hooks to make items easily accessible.
Polish Chrome: Toilet Handle, Toilet Paper Holder etc…
Remove vents from walls or floors. Clean with a mild dish soap and water. If you have a small enough vacuum attachment, vacuum the open vents.
Wipe Down Baseboards
Again, this step might be a part of your regular clean. If it’s not, and you want to add it in to your routine, check out our post: How to Clean Baseboards without Breaking your Back.
Scrub Grout and Re-Seal
If you have a tile floor, scrub the grout lines and, if recommended by the manufacturer, re-seal the grout.
Deep cleaning your bathroom will take some time, but it will be worth it to know that from top to bottom, everything is clean and sanitized! Ready to get started? Click here to get our free printable: Deep Clean Your Bathroom.