How Often Should I Clean That? Bathroom Edition
When it comes to bathrooms, it seems like it’s the least favorite room for homeowners to clean. However, dust, dirt, grime, and moisture sitting on your bathroom surfaces can lead to mold and mildew. So, why avoid the cleanup and put your family’s health at risk? Bathrooms should be cleaned weekly, but there’s also little things that can be done daily that can help make that weekly cleanup seem less daunting.
- After a shower, squeegee your tiles to remove the excess water
- Keep the shower stall door or curtains open after a shower for at least 10 minutes to help exhaust the humidity that has built up inside
- Close the shower curtains afterwards to help dry them so moisture doesn’t get trapped when they are bunched up when closed
- Empty garbage bins every other day. Think of what gets thrown out: wet naps, damp paper towels, Kleenexes, tissue paper, etc. After a few days, your garbage bin can start to get musty and moldy
- Hang towels right away after a bath or shower. Leaving them on the floor can lead to musty odors
- Run your exhaust fans or open windows during your shower and keep them open/on afterwards for at least 20 minutes
- Toilet bowls
- Shower head; build-up can occur causing mold and clogging, preventing you from having a relaxing shower experience.
- Counters and sinks
- Walls and floors; dust, grime, hair is mold food when left on surfaces for too long
- Shower mats
- Replace hand and bath towels with fresh, clean linens
- Door handles, faucets can hold onto bacteria
As a result, the main objective is to keep moisture levels to a minimum. Use Concrobium Mold Grabbers pouches to absorb and eliminate excess moisture in areas that are prone to excess humidity – they’re perfect for bathrooms! Furthermore, apply Concrobium Mold Control weekly for ongoing mold and mildew protection and use our new Concrobium Mold Stain Eraser packets for any stubborn mold stains that are small.