How Often Should You Clean Your Bathroom

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You use your bathroom everyday, 7 days a week, 365 days in a year. You go into your bathroom to clean yourself, sanitize, refresh, and do a little self-care. While you’re treating yourself, and maintaining your cleanliness, have you ever thought about how often you need to clean your bathroom?

Don’t worry! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll show you how often you should be cleaning the different parts of your bathroom, and we’ll link you to our complete cleaning guides on how to clean the important areas like toilets, showers, and tiles that would make your bathroom sparkle. With our easy tips, bathroom cleaning won’t be a chore!


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How Often to Clean Your Toilet

The most notorious task in having to clean your bathroom is sanitizing the toilet. Your toilet is constantly in contact with a lot of waste; hence, it makes for the ideal environment for bacteria and viruses to grow. While you don’t need to deep clean your toilet everyday, unless needed, a daily disinfecting routine will keep you and your family healthy, and your toilet a lot less gross. 

Toilet Bowl

Unless you’ve had a big, greasy dinner, the toilet bowl can be lightly scrubbed with a toilet brush every other day to prevent rings forming around the bowl, and mold from growing under the rim. A toilet cleaning stamp can help prevent mildew spores from settling into your toilet, while a daily disinfectant solution kills bacteria and viruses on contact. 

Toilet Rim, Seat, and Lid

As the toilet rim, seat, and lid are the parts that are most in contact with skin and outer elements, you will need to clean these daily using a disinfecting wipe, an alcohol spray, or any other skin-safe disinfectant solutions. Form a habit of disinfecting the toilet seat every before and after use to completely remove any bacteria lurking about.

Toilet Exterior

The toilet exterior, or parts of the toilet which are rarely disturbed, can be scrubbed clean once a week; but sanitized daily. Use a spray sanitizer solution to get into the nooks and crannies of the toilet, including the flush handle and tank. 

How to Clean the Toilet

Think cleaning your toilet is pretty gross? Make toilet-cleaning an easy task with our guide on toilet cleaning hacks and tips (spoiler alert: all you’ll need is Coca-Cola!).


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How Often to Clean Your Shower

Most people leave their shower areas soaking wet after every bath, without realizing that they are creating the perfect environment for microorganisms to thrive in. A dry shower is a clean shower, and a clean shower means to wipe down your shower area after every use. 

Shower Head and Faucet

The shower head should be wiped dry daily, and deep cleaned twice a month with a special cleaning solution soak. The faucet and knobs should be sanitized everyday, especially when there are multiple people using the same shower area. 

Shower Drain

As with any drain, you may get away with doing a deep cleaning of your shower drain once a month, especially with the help of monthly maintenance drain cleaners. However, if you notice your drain suctions water slower, or if it is clogged, you may need to get professional cleaning services to unclog the drain.

Shower Curtain and Bath Mat

Your shower curtain and bath mats are continuously dampened with every use of the shower. As such, they are constantly under attack by germs, mold, and mildew. Your shower curtain and bath mats need to be washed once a week, and replaced once they get musty. Keep them dry by hanging them outside after every bath, and keep extras on hand for rotation.

How to Clean your Shower

Don’t know how to deep clean your shower area? We’re here to help. Check out our article on how you can clean the parts of your shower and tub the DIY way, and tips on creating a habitual shower routine that can minimize the need for you to deep clean your shower area. 


White bathtub in open-concept bathroom
Bathtubs are luxurious, but a grimey bathtub can but a damper on your self-care soaks.


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How Often to Clean Your Bathtub

The bathtub is the centerpiece of your bathroom that is the epitome of luxury. Best used for those self-care days, your bathtub is an essential part of your home, yet is infamously overlooked as part of your regular cleaning routine. 

A shower and tub should be wiped down after every use, and thoroughly cleaned once a week even when not in use, to prevent mold and bacteria from thriving in moist spots. 

How to Clean your Bathtub

For a full guide on cleaning your bathtub, regardless of what material it’s made of, check out this walkthrough guide; or check out this article for bathtub cleaning hacks.


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How Often to Clean Your Tiles

Tiles are low-maintenance options for walls and flooring, which is why they are popular to use for bathrooms and kitchens where messes are most recurrent. Your tile walls may get away with a weekly cleaning schedule, but your tile floors will need a daily mopping to remove any dirt and bacteria brought in by heavy foot traffic.

Tile Wall

Scrub down your tile walls at least twice a week, more frequently with shower tiles. For a deep clean and maintenance, hire a professional cleaning service to bring the gleam back into your tiles once or twice a year to keep your tiles looking their best.

Tile Floors

Bathroom floors can get particularly filthy with the humidity in the air coupled by high foot traffic in the room. Vacuum, sweep, and mop your tile floors daily, while deep cleaning them with a commercial or homemade tile floor cleaner at least once a week. Take time to spot-clean grout any time you notice dirt or mold growing to prevent them from staining.

How to Clean your Tile Floors

Unsure of what cleaning product is best for your tile floors? Check out our blog on tips and tricks on cleaning different types of tile floors, as well as what products are best in cleaning out marble, ceramic, or porcelain tiles.


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How Often to Clean Your Vanity

Your vanity, or sink countertop, is where you place your most valuable bathroom items - from your skin care products, to your medicines in your medicine cabinet. The vanity is where you go to keep yourself looking fresh, which is why maintenance of your vanity is important too. 

Mirrors and Cabinets

To keep your mirror pristine, wipe it down with a damp microfiber cloth once a week. Use some glass cleaner to make it shiny and ready for you to use. Cabinets should be dusted and cleaned with a damp cloth once a week as well.

Countertops

Countertops should be wiped dry multiple times a day. Wipe down countertops with a damp cloth to remove any settled dust, and wipe with a bit of dishwashing soap to sanitize.

Sink

Sink faucets and handles should be sanitized daily using a skin-safe sanitizer such as alcohol or antibacterial hand soap. Toothpaste does wonders in bringing the shine back to chrome fixtures, even after being stained by mineral deposits and soap scum.


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Bathrooms require frequent sanitizing to stay clean


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Sanitize your Bathroom

Because the bathroom is used daily, and is frequently exposed to a lot of germs and bacteria, it is important to not only clean the grime off, but also to disinfect surfaces to prevent your family from ingesting harmful bacteria. 

Daily Disinfecting

  • Toilet Seat, Bowl, and Flush Handle
  • Faucets and Faucet Handles
  • Light Switches
  • Doorknobs
  • Countertops

At Least Once a Week

  • Shower Head, Tiles, and Drain
  • Bathtub
  • Sink
  • Toilet Exterior
  • Floors and Walls
  • Cabinets, Mirrors, and other fixtures


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Get Professional Cleaning Services for Deep Clean

There’s only so much you can do at home in regards to cleaning your bathroom. A professional house cleaning service can maintain the luster of your home, without the hassle. It is recommended to hire professional cleaning services at least twice a year to prolong the life of your bathroom fixtures.

We at Luce Home are committed to bringing you only the best in home cleaning services. Our trained professionals know how to deep clean every inch of your home, so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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