Bathrooms are typically moist environments and good breeding areas for germs. Disinfectant should be applied to bathroom surfaces regularly, allowing proper dwell time for the solution to kill germs before rinsing. See also bathroom cleaning.

The mirror is an exception. Spray a glass cleaner on a cloth, never directly on the mirror itself, since the resulting drips can discolor or separate the reflective backing over time once they reach the edge of the mirror.


Use a sponge or microfiber mop dampened with a cleaning solution (some surfaces may be damaged by strong cleaners, so use caution) to clean the floor after sweeping or vacuuming.


Bathrooms have a number of surfaces and fixtures that are covered elsewhere in HC-Pedia. For specific cleaning advice, see the following entries: bathtub; bathtub ring; drain; grout; grout brush; mildew; mold; sink; toilet; toilet cleaners; and toothbrush, old.




Don Aslett in The Cleaning Encyclopedia: Your A to Z Illustrated Guide to Cleaning Like the Pros.

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