How to deep-clean a bathroom? Step-by-step guide… – The US Sun

CLEANING a bathroom can be tiresome and time consuming but every once and a while our homes need a deep-clean.

Here are some of our best tips for keeping your bathroom glistening.

How to clean a bathroom

Mould and mildew can easily build up in your bathroom if you don’t give everything a good scrub every now and then.

To keep yourself safe from the fumes, keep the bathroom and window open or turn on the fan for ventilation.


Regular deep cleaning helps your home stay tidier for longerCredit: Getty

Here’s how to deep-clean all the areas of your bathroom:


It’s a job nobody wants, but deep-cleaning the toilet is key to preventing foul smells in your bathroom.

  • Using toilet cleaner or bleach, coat the whole toilet bowl, starting underneath the rim.
  • Leave the solution to work for a couple of minutes before using a brush to scrub the cleaner into the bowl.
  • Leave it for another five minutes and then flush it away.
  • For the exterior, start at the bottle of the toilet all the way up to the lid, cleaning the area with a damp cloth in a circular motion.
  • Then spray down both sides of the lid leaving it to sit for a couple of minutes.
  • Use a separate disinfectant wipe to clean the tough spots that can harbour more germs like the flush handle.
  • Then wipe every surface dry with a clean sponge or paper towel.


Sinks are one of the easier areas to clean, but it makes all the difference to give it a good scrub on occasion.

  • Give your sink a thorough rinse to wash away any dirt and debris.
  • Make sure there’s nothing lurking in the drains.
  • Sprinkle baking soda generously, covering the entire sink.
  • Put some cleaner or washing up liquid on a damp cloth.
  • Scrub away! The baking soda will act as an abrasive and lift any stubborn stains.
  • Give it a rinse to remove the mixture.


It’s easy for germs from your body to linger on your walls, so make sure you give your shower a deep-clean regularly.

  • Start by decluttering the area and removing accessories like shower gel and shampoo from the shower area.
  • Remove any excess hair around the plughole that could clog up the drain.
  • If possible, remove your shower head and soak it in a mixture of vinegar and water for an hour, then use a sponge to wipe away any limescale.
  • Make a paste with baking soda and a couple teaspoons of water and use a scrubber or old toothbrush to clean the grout in between the tiles, working your way from top to bottom.
  • Grab the shower hose and rinse the walls of the shower.
  • Then spray your cleaner all over the walls or tiles, using circular motions to break down the limescale.
  • Rinse with warm water, then use a squeegee to prevent watermarks forming.


Watermarks and grime can ruin your squeaky clean tub but weekly scrub for your bath should do the trick.


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