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Deep Cleaning Your Hampstead Rental Home’s Bathroom

Hampstead Rental Property with a Squeaky Clean BathroomOne of the nice things about first moving into a rental home is that everything is so clean. A quality landlord will see to it that, before move-in day, the kitchen, bathrooms, and every other room of the home has been thoroughly cleaned. However, because of time and daily use, there is a need for a good deep cleaning, even for bathrooms that are kept tidy regularly. To keep your Hampstead rental home’s bathrooms sanitary and in great condition, you should do a few deep cleaning tasks. You should do them every few months to make sure your bathrooms are kept sparkling clean.

Maybe the areas that need deep cleaning the most are your tub, shower, and showerhead. Every one of these needs to be deep cleaned regularly to remove residue buildup and water spots. One of the simplest ways to clean any bathroom surface is by mixing a few drops of white vinegar with a cup of baking soda to make a paste. Spread the mixture over the tub or shower door and let it sit for an hour. This gives the solution some time for it to work. Then wipe and rinse it clean. For shower walls, try spraying them with an all-purpose cleaner and then turn the hot water on until the shower fills with steam. Close the shower door and let the cleaner sit for about twenty minutes, then wipe down with a wet sponge or cloth.

Vinegar works great on sinks and showerheads, too. To clean a sink with vinegar, simply take a small amount and pour it into the sink, scrub, and flush with hot water. To clean a showerhead with white vinegar, fill a bag with it and then place the bag over the showerhead so that the entire fixture is soaking in the vinegar. Make sure it’s secured; you can use a rubber band or twist-tie. Then let sit overnight. The next morning, remove the bag and wipe the showerhead clean.

Another part of the bathroom that needs to be deep cleaned routinely is the toilet. There are many different toilet cleaners on the market, still, the best method for really deep cleaning a toilet is by using baking soda. Simply pour a cup of baking soda into the toilet bowl and let sit for about five minutes. Brush thoroughly with a toilet brush. When you’re done, flush the toilet to rinse.

If your rental home’s bathroom has tile, it’s crucial that you deep clean the grout to avoid bacterial growth. Bleach and a grout brush are the best ways to lighten discolored grout lines and kill anything trying to grow between your tile. To really keep grout watertight, it’s advised to reseal it every six months or so to keep moisture and bacteria out. Bleach can also be used to address any mold growing in windowsills or other areas. Make the cleaning solution by mixing up one part bleach to two parts water. Use it and scrub any mold spots with a sponge.

Deep cleaning a bathroom doesn’t need to take up a lot of time and effort, but you should not forget to do it on a regular basis. Now you know how the pros deep clean a bathroom, you can more easily stay on top of this important maintenance task.

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