Oh the dreaded bathroom. The room homeowners despise to clean and appreciate your work in there more than ever! The bathroom is unique with sticky dust, water and everything else! We break it down into 3 easy trips to get you in, out and leave a Sparkling bathroom behind.
Before you start the bathroom, you need to make sure you are set up for success. Follow the steps below for Getting Started:
Stock your Apron:
Left side: Right side:
Glass/Disinfect Soap Scum
Glass Towel Microfiber Towels (5)
Garbage Cell Phone Magic Eraser/Dobie
You might need your tile brush, large scrub brush, or plastic scraper for some bathrooms. This should already be in your apron.
Remove any cobwebs in corners or around light fixtures with your duster
Dust hair onto the floor or into the sink to wash down drain
With your duster, dust door ledges and hinges, both on the exterior and interior of the door.
Dust off the mirror including edges and ledges.
Once you have completed dusting the bathroom it is now time to remove the rugs.
Note: When cleaning the shower/tub on your maintenance cleans your soap scum cleaner or disinfectant should suffice, however, in some homes you may need to use Bar Keeper’s Friend. Remember, that if you have grime that is not coming off, use a stronger cleaner or tool.
Pro Tip: See-Through Method: Use hands to feel the surface you are cleaning. Look through the grime you’ve worked loose determine if the surface is clean. Soap scum feels different than a clean surface.
Note: This step is completed in the Pre-flight if the client uses disposable toilet brushes.
Clients are required to provide a toilet brush in every bathroom. Advise the office during your pre-flight if there is not a toilet brush available.
Start at the top of the tank and work down. Use your disinfectant cleaner
Pro Tip-Use your scraper and a towel to get around the bolts or clips-save your fingers
Look around- did you miss anything?
Because each bathroom is a little different after cleaning the (first) sink you may not clean in the order listed below. Use the techniques described and work top to bottom, left to right.
Wipe with your damp cloth as needed
NEVER touch a lightbulb as it could shatter!
Spray the glass cleaner/disinfectant onto a white cloth and clean top to bottom, left to right
Pro Tip: Use a very dry cloth and wipe completely dry to avoid streaks. Don’t overspray
Only clean what is dirty. Remember vertical surfaces tend to be cleaner than horizontal surfaces.
Pro Tip: Doors with inserts tend to get dusty or grimy in the bathroom. Be sure to pay attention to these surfaces and clean them as needed. This is a quick job that can make a big difference.
Click the button below to test your knowledge of the PMC system, cleaning tools and cleaners. If you score at least 80% move onto Dusting. If you score less than 80%, go back and review the content again, working with your trainer to answer any questions you may have. Good luck!