Tips on Cleaning the Entire Bathroom: A Comprehensive Guide



Tips on Cleaning the Entire Bathroom: A Comprehensive Guide 

When maintaining a clean and hygienic home, the bathroom is a top priority. However, ensuring your bathroom remains pristine doesn't have to be a source of stress. With the proper techniques and a bit of regular maintenance, you can keep your bathroom sparkling clean. In this guide, we'll provide you with valuable tips on cleaning a bathroom, covering various areas, from bathroom taps to tile grout and everything in between. Keep reading! 

Best tips to clean different parts of the bathroom 

Cleaning your bathroom can be made more efficient with the right tools. Start by investing in quality cleaning equipment, such as floor mops, steam cleaner mops, and the innovative Vileda 1-2 SprayMax. These tools can simplify your cleaning routine, ensuring a fresh and sanitary bathroom. 

How to clean bathroom taps 

Bathroom taps are a breeding ground for water spots and soap scum. To clean them effectively, follow these tips: 

  1. Start by wiping the taps with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt. 

  1. Create a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar or a mild bathroom cleaner. 

  1. Use a soft toothbrush or old toothbrush to scrub hard-to-reach areas. 

  1. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry to prevent water spots. 

  1. If you have the time, you can buff the taps with a dry microfibre cloth to make them SHINE!  

How to clean shower head rubber nozzles 

Shower heads can accumulate mineral deposits over time, causing poor water flow. Here's how you can clean them: 

  1. Remove the shower head, if possible, and soak it in a white vinegar solution. 

  1. Use a toothbrush or an old brush to gently scrub the rubber nozzles where the water comes out. Alternatively, you can use a non-scratching PU-coated scourer from Vileda. 

  1. Rinse thoroughly, reattach the shower head, and test for improved water flow. 

How to clean your shower screen? 

Discover an efficient routine to maintain a pristine shower screen, ensuring a clear and inviting shower space. 

  1. Gather your supplies: Assemble a squeegee, mild bathroom cleaner, white vinegar, a microfiber cloth, and a soft sponge. 

  1. Prep the area: Enhance ventilation by opening a window or using the exhaust fan. Clear the shower area of any items. 

  1. Wet the screen: Rinse the shower screen with water to eliminate loose dirt and soap residue. 

  1. Apply cleaner: Spritz a mild bathroom cleaner or a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar onto the screen, focusing on areas with soap scum or water spots. 

  1. Gentle scrubbing: Use a soft sponge or non-scratch scourer to scrub the screen gently, paying attention to corners and edges. 

  1. Squeegee technique: Starting from the top, employ a squeegee to wipe down the screen, preventing streaks with each stroke. 

  1. Detail work: For stubborn spots, apply more cleaner and scrub with a sponge or an old toothbrush. 

  1. Thorough rinse: Rinse the screen thoroughly with clean water to remove any remaining cleaner. 

  1. Dry with a microfibre cloth: Wipe the shower screen dry with a microfibre cloth to prevent water spots, ensuring a clear, streak-free finish. 

Incorporate these steps into your regular cleaning routine to keep your shower screen spotless and inviting. For more detailed instructions, explore our comprehensive guide on how to clean a shower screen glass. 

How to clean toilet cistern 

A clean toilet cistern not only looks better but also prevents potential odours and bacteria buildup. Here's how to clean the toilet cistern: 

  1. Turn off the water supply to the toilet. 

  1. Remove the cistern's lid and use a sponge or cloth to wipe down the interior. 

  1. For stubborn stains, use a mixture of baking soda and water. 

  1. Wipe the exterior with a disinfectant, and don't forget the flush handle. 

How to clean the bathroom floor? 

Maintain a pristine bathroom floor with these quick steps: 

  • Sweep or vacuum: Remove loose debris to prevent scratches during cleaning. 

  • Choose the right cleaner: Opt for a suitable cleaner based on your floor type. 

  • Mop efficiently: Clean with a quality mop, allowing the cleaner to sit for stubborn stains. 

  • Address grout lines: Use a paste of baking soda and water for grout or a mixture of white vinegar and water for persistent stains. 

  • Thorough rinse: Eliminate all cleaning product residue for non-slip surfaces. 

  • Dry promptly: Wipe the floor dry to avoid water spots and achieve a polished finish. 

  • Floor-specific care: Refer to manufacturer guidelines for tailored maintenance. 

What to use to clean the bathroom floor? 

Choosing the right cleaning products is vital for maintaining a spotless bathroom floor. Consider the following options: 

  • All-purpose cleaners: Versatile and suitable for various floor types, these cleaners efficiently remove dirt and stains. 

  • Specialised floor cleaners: Tailored to specific flooring materials, these cleaners provide effective results without causing damage. 

  • Mild soap and water: A simple yet effective solution for many floors, especially tiles and linoleum. 

  • Baking soda: Ideal for tackling grout stains and adding an extra cleaning boost to your regular cleaner. 

  • White vinegar: Useful for removing mineral deposits and enhancing shine, particularly on tile floors. 

  • Manufacturer-recommended products: Follow the flooring material guidelines for approved cleaning products. 

Tips for cleaning bathroom tiles grout 

Bathroom tiles can lose their lustre when grout becomes discoloured or dirty. Follow these tips for cleaning bathroom tile grout: 

  1. Mix baking soda and water to form a paste. 

  1. Apply the paste to the grout lines and scrub with a toothbrush. 

  1. For stubborn stains, use a mixture of white vinegar and water. 

  1. Rinse and dry the tiles and grout for a fresh look. 

Even in the best households, unsightly discolourations and deposits on the tile grouts occur from time to time. With a little toothpaste and an old toothbrush, however, they can be cleaned perfectly. Leave it to soak in for a while, and then wipe it again with clean water. Know how to clean tile floors effectively here. 

How to keep bathroom drainage clean 

Maintaining clean drainage is essential to prevent clogs and foul odours. Here's how you can do it: 

  1. Regularly remove hair and debris from the drain cover. 

  1. Use a combination of baking soda and white vinegar to prevent buildup. 

  1. Invest in drain screens to catch debris before it reaches the pipes. 


Maintaining a clean and hygienic bathroom is made simple with our comprehensive guide and expert tips on cleaning a bathroom. From bathroom taps to tile grout and everything in between, these cleaning techniques will help you keep your bathroom spotless and inviting. 

To simplify the job, consider investing in high-quality cleaning tools like Vileda's floor mops, steam mop, and the innovative Vileda 1-2 SprayMax. Make your bathroom maintenance a breeze and enjoy the benefits of a pristine space today. 

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