54199738_MYou may have one of the most beautiful bathrooms and European shower doors in Salt Lake City. We should know. Maybe we helped you design and build it? But let’s be honest, if you aren’t keeping your bathroom deep cleaned, it won’t look as good as it should. Plus, it could be harboring disease-causing bugs. It’s time to rid your bathroom of horrible germs and bacteria by focusing on bathroom cleaning tips and techniques that actually work.

That’s where we come in. Consider this your ultimate bathroom-cleaning guide for the ages!

Get Ready to Get Out that Gross

Ask yourself, “How gross is my bathroom?” We’ve got news for you. It’s pretty gross. And we aren’t trying to knock your cleaning skills. This is a simple matter of where humans like to spend their time and what they do in those areas where they spend their time. Your bathroom is humid and contains numerous opportunities for bacteria to take hold. (Eww!)

In what is a statistic that will have you spitting up… your toothpaste — the dirtiest place in your bathroom isn’t actually the toilet. We’re sorry to be the ones to tell you, but the grossest, germiest place in your bathroom is actually your toothbrush holder. Yeah, we’re not kidding. What makes your toothbrush holder a paradise for germs? Consider the fact that it’s dark and damp and you rarely clean it. All your mouth germs end up sitting right at the bottom of that thing.

In fact, a lot of the nasties in your bathroom are actually viruses you brought in. According to researchers, most of the bugs on your bathroom surfaces came from you, and many are carriers of the viruses HPV and herpes. But don’t freak out yet. While it is true that bathrooms are full of viruses and other nasties, that doesn’t mean you have to worry about contracting an illness every time you use the lavatory.

Your Ultimate Bathroom Deep Cleaning Guide

Let’s start with one of the most oft-used parts of your bathroom: The shower. Is your showerhead clean? Far too often homeowners let their showerhead turn into a germ factory, allowing that lovely purified water to carry bacteria right down onto the top of your head with it. Here’s a quick tip for descaling your showerhead. Pour a good amount of white vinegar into a plastic grocery bag, submerge the showerhead in it, tie it off then go to bed. Wake up and then run the water to rinse. *BAM* Your showerhead is clean and descaled.

Next, focus on your shower doors. The last thing you want is for that beautiful semi-frameless shower door in Utah to become clouded with germs and bacteria. Shower doors can also be cleaned with either distilled white vinegar or an appropriate bathroom cleaning spray. Always use a microfiber cloth when you wipe glass shower doors down as you do not want them to get any microscopic scratches. Tubs are less of an issue — you can usually clean them once a week.

Finally, make sure you focus on every surface. To ensure proper deep cleaning, spray countertops, walls, and the ceiling with an effective all-purpose cleaner. Also, pay close attention to any dingy or grimy grout. Dirty grout is the Tempur-Pedic of bacteria and mold beds. Don’t let them sleep well in your bathroom.

Top Tips on Keeping the Germs Out

Now that we have taken you on a proper journey of bathroom deep-cleaning, let’s talk about how you can keep your bathroom clean for the ages. After all, you’ve worked so hard to install those beautiful sliding glass doors in your Draper home, why not keep them looking as clean as they can be?

For starters, keep the bathroom a phone-free zone and you’ll thank us later. There are a lot of germs in the bathroom and any time you touch a hard surface and then touch your phone, you’re smearing those germs all over it, then smearing them on your face later!

Also, consider your handwashing technique. Hand-washing is the most cost-effective and efficient way to prevent yourself from getting sick. It’s, quite literally, the best and easiest way to keep germs at bay. Then why is it so hard to get people to do it properly? NOTE: Rinsing your hands with water and then walking out of the room is not how you wash your hands. Make sure you use warm, soapy water for at least 20 to 30 seconds. Pay extra care to under your nails, where germs often hide.

Is your bathroom nice and clean but it just doesn’t look the way you want it to? We’re here to help. For expert installation for bathroom mirror, shower glass, European shower doors and semi-frameless shower doors, check out the rest of our website to learn more.

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