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Top Three Common Bathroom Cleaning Mistakes

Most people will list cleaning the bathroom as their least favorite household chore for various reasons. Partly because of this, and partly because we all lead busy lives, many home and office building bathrooms are regularly neglected in terms of cleaning. Of course, most offices contract with a licensed and bonded commercial cleaning company for this purpose, and these experts know to avoid  these three common bathroom cleaning mistakes.

1.    Waiting Too Long Between Cleanings: There is a reason why commercial cleaners clean the bathroom everyday, even if it doesn’t look like it needs to be cleaned. Simply put, bathrooms are breeding grounds for germs, and are also high traffic areas, so frequent cleaning is key.

2.    Rushing: Many people are in a hurry to get the cleaning process over with as quickly as possible. But if you simply spray cleaner on the surfaces and immediately wipe it down, you are not doing yourself, or the other people who use the bathroom any favors.  If you’ve ever observed a janitorial and maintenance professional at work, you’ll notice that the first thing that they do is spray cleaner on every surface, and then move on to another task, like cleaning the mirrors. They do this because they know that those extra few minutes allow the cleaner to do its job, i.e. kill germs and disinfect.  Wiping off cleaning products as soon as you put them down will not kill germs or disinfect.

3.    Neglecting The Details: Professional cleaners never forget to clean around the base of the toilet tank, underneath the faucets, or to dust regularly.  Make sure that you don’t either—a few minutes really can make a difference when it comes to cleaning more effectively.