When we first began our cleaning business in 1997, we went through a lot of trial and error to arrive at the products which we are loyal to now. We listened to our clients. We found ourselves doing some research on which products were safe for certain surfaces.
We developed these product requirements.
- Kill germs
- Remove dirt, grime, grease and stains
- Do the majority of the work for me so I can use less elbow grease
Two Important Cleaning Tips
- Allow the product to do the majority of the work for you. Work smarter, not harder.
- Realize that grime which accumulated over time will also take time to remove. This is especially true for tubs and showers which have not been properly maintained. Allowing soap scum to build up over time will create extra work.
Our Favorite Bathroom Cleaning Products (this is NOT a paid endorsement! We really do trust and use these products in our business and in our own home)
Where we use these products.
Soap Scum Remover
Scrub Free is a soap scum remover. We use it to clean tubs, shower walls and sinks. It is a spray foam so it’s non-abrasive and safe for most surfaces. It gets the job done with the first spray, no need to clean the same spot twice.
The shower floor requires special attention to be properly maintained. We use Soft Scrub with bleach. It removes soap scum and disinfects at the same time. Yes, we do use two separate cleaners in the shower; one for the walls and one for the floor. It is important to note that you must completely rinse away all of the Scrub Free from the walls prior to cleaning the floor with the Soft Scrub so that you can enjoy maximum suds from the Soft Scrub.
Most of the time, Clorox Clean-up is our preferred cleaner for counters. I have been known to run water in the sink with some Lysol All Purpose cleaner for counters as well.
Clorox Clean-Up is perfect for the seat and exterior of the toilet. Soft Scrub works well inside the toilet bowl. Both kill 99.9% germs.
We generally use Windex, Glass Plus or Seventh Generation Natural Glass and Surface Cleaner.
Know YOur Surface
You have to know which products are safe for your surfaces. Some natural surfaces are porous and therefore require special attention. The Soft Scrub website has a surface guide to help you select which of their products would be best for your surfaces.
Do Not Use Bleach or products containing bleach on porous surfaces! They will frequently turn yellow. Have you ever been in an old office building downtown which has marble floors? Those marble floors are stained from many years of dirt, grime and even cleaning products soaking through the pores of the surface.
Scrub Free, Soft Scrub, Clorox Clean-Up, and Lysol All Purpose cleaner are our favorite bathroom cleaning products. They get the job done and kill germs at the same time. We use these products in our home and in our cleaning business. What are your favorite bathroom cleaning products?
Our Floor Cleaning Tips, Tools and Products can be found here.
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