Introduction: Why Is Cleaning the Bathroom So Important?
Cleaning the bathroom is not just about making it smell better and look cleaner, it’s also about your health.
Do you know that urine can release ammonia which can be hazardous for your health? It increases the risk of respiratory problems and headaches. To avoid this, you need to clean up spills as soon as possible. You have to use an appropriate cleaning product because some products are too harsh on the bathroom environment.
You can also consider using natural cleaning products instead of chemical-based ones because they are safer for your family’s health.
How to Clean the Bathroom: The Basics
1. Sweep and mop the floor. This will get rid of any dirt or debris that might be on the floor. Make sure you use a product that is safe for your type of flooring.
2. Wipe down all the surfaces with a cleaner. Be sure to pay special attention to the toilet and the sink.
3. Scrub the toilet bowl. Use a product that is specifically designed to clean toilets.
4. Clean the shower and bathtub. This can be done by using a vinegar-based cleaner or a natural bathroom cleaner.
5. Vacuum and mop the floor again. This will make the bathroom look clean and smell fresh.
6. Use air fresheners to get rid of any unpleasant smells that might be left behind by the cleaning products. Also, scented candles can do wonders for your bathroom ambiance.
But, how to get the urine smell out of the bathroom?
Even when you have cleaned the bathroom properly, it will not smell good if urine is left on the floor or in the toilet bowl. This problem can be easily solved by using a homemade air freshener:
1. Reduce strong odors by cutting up two lemons and placing them in a small pot. Add water to cover most of the lemon slices and bring to a boil.
2. Turn off the heat and let the pot cool. Once it has cooled, strain the lemon water into a spray bottle.
3. Spritz the bathroom with lemon water whenever urine odor is detected. The fresh lemon scent will overpower any unpleasant smells.
4. Keep a small pot of water close by to douse any urine on the floor or on the toilet seat. The liquid will not be absorbed into the porous flooring or upholstery because it is highly concentrated.
Other Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Bathroom Clean
1. Close the lid on the toilet before flushing. This will avoid splashing liquid on the floor.
2. Invest in a squeegee and use it on glass surfaces after showering. This will prevent water from forming puddles on polished surfaces such as marble or tile.
3. Apply non-slip grips to more slippery areas like the bathtub or shower floor, or use rubber mats instead of rugs with a non-slip backing.
4. Place a small trash can in the bathroom and empty it regularly. This will prevent accumulation of waste products that can lead to bacteria growth.
5. Wipe down the faucet and handles every time you use them to avoid the build-up of dirt and grime.
6. Keep a bottle of glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth in the bathroom to clean the mirror and other shiny surfaces.
7. Inspect the caulking around the bathtub, sink, and toilet every few months and reseal as needed to prevent water from seeping behind the tiles or into the woodwork.
8. Keep a supply of disposable wipes or rags on hand to quickly clean up any spills.
By following these tips, you can keep your bathroom clean and smelling fresh with very little effort. With a little bit of planning, you can make sure that this important room in your home is always in order.
In the end, urine doesn’t just release ammonia into the air – it also creates a breeding ground for bacteria. If your bathroom has an ongoing urine smell, it’s time to get serious about cleaning.