Simple Tips for Ensuring Your Home’s Bathroom is Always Clean and Hygienic

It's probably safe to say that few people like to clean their home's bathroom, but no one wants to use a bathroom that is anything less than sanitary! Note a few things you can do every day to keep your home's bathroom clean and hygienic between regular scrubbings and mopping, and remember to consider hiring a professional cleaning service to tackle this job for you if you tend to neglect or ignore it.

Run the fan

Moisture causes mould and mildew growth, so ensure you're allowing for maximum ventilation in the bathroom. While you may turn on the fan after a shower, don't turn it off when you leave the room; instead, keep the fan running for as long as possible. Make turning off the fan the last thing you do before you leave the house in the morning, so it still runs while you get dressed and make breakfast. If you're home during the day, let it run for some time, even an hour or so, in order to remove all that humidity!

Toilet cleaning tabs

A toilet cleaning tab that you put in the toilet tank can keep the bowl clean between scrubbings. You may not want to use a bleach tab, as this is bad for the environment and means a constant smell of bleach in the bathroom, so look for a tablet made of more natural ingredients. This might include baking soda or citric acid, both of which will clean the bowl without damaging it, and without noxious odours.

Install more hooks

When you hang up a towel after using it, it needs to dry completely or it will hold extra humidity in the room, and may also develop mildew. However, if you have a limited number of hooks in the bathroom, the towels won't have enough room to spread out and dry. Install more hooks behind the bathroom door or along a wall so that towels all have room to dry after use.

Trim the shower curtain liner

If the bottom of your shower curtain liner brushes the floor of the bathtub, the liner may be more likely to hold dampness and then develop mould and mildew. A good way to avoid this is to trim a few inches or centimetres off the bottom of the liner, or move the curtain rod up if possible, so there is a gap at the bottom of the liner. It will then come into contact with less water and you'll notice far less mould growth along its edge.