How To Steam Clean Your Bathroom
Your Bathroom Surface Guide.
We all like to live in a clean home, but there are two rooms in particular that should always be the cleanest - the kitchen, and the bathroom.
As one of our home’s wet areas, bathrooms have a knack for building up grime very quickly, especially in the shower, sink or toilet. As the dedicated room for washing and cleaning ourselves, it’s crucial that the bathroom stays as clean as possible.
Why Should I Steam Clean My Bathroom?
The main reason our bathrooms build up grime so quickly is because they usually stay wet for a while after use - especially in colder months.
McCulloch’s steam cleaners use hot steam which dries faster than cold or room temperature water. This steam is also capable of not only cleaning, but disinfecting 99% of bacteria across almost any surface.
Between showers, baths, floors, toilets, taps, sinks and more, our bathrooms have a multitude of surfaces that need to be cleaned. Traditionally, this has resulted in the need for many different cleaning products and a wide range of cleaning chemicals, but you will no longer need all of these with a McCulloch Steam Cleaner.
To use a McCulloch steam cleaner, all you need to do is add water - no cleaning chemicals required. With 23 attachments included in the box, you'll have the right tool for tackling the right bathroom surface. That means long term savings, better environmental impact, and more effective cleaning. Win, win, win.
Sinks & Taps
Sinks and taps are two bathroom surfaces that should be cleaned often. As the importance of handwashing has become more prominent over the past year, we’re more mindful that this area needs to be as clean and hygienic as possible.
It's easy to just run a cloth over our bathroom countertops to get rid of any water, dust and hair. But it’s not until we go to do a proper clean that we realise these particles find a way to combine with each other in hard-to-reach places, like in the grooves between the counter and sink.
Wipe down these areas with a cloth or rag to remove any loose hair, dirt and other particles, and then use the round scrub pad to disinfect your countertop.
Tiles & Grout
Our bathroom walls and floors are usually covered in sealed tiles, and the great news is you can steam clean these surfaces too!
Steam cleaning your bathroom wall tiles is particularly useful for the tiled area inside your shower - especially near the bottom where mould and mildew starts to appear. The nylon utility brush is perfect for cleaning grout and the jet nozzle tool works great on ceramic tiles.
As for your tiled floors, use either the large brush attachment, or better yet - use the reusable and machine washable mop head attachment to steam clean this surface. Remember - hot steam dries much quicker, reducing the time you must wait for your slippery tiles to dry.
As always, first spot test a small area of the tiles you want to steam with your attachment to make sure you do not damage your surface.
Glass & Mirrors
Sick of the weird smudges, water marks and fingerprints across your bathroom mirror? You can use the squeegee attachment to disinfect glass surfaces, making it look shiny and clean in no time. Start at the top of your mirror and run the attachment downwards to avoid streaking.
Shower Doors & Walls
You can also use the squeegee attachment to clean the glass door and walls on your shower. Using the same method, start from the top of each pane and work your way down. If your shower is particularly mouldy, use the jet nozzle to loosen up this mould and grime, and wash away before attacking with the squeegee.
If you have shower curtains, you might be wondering if you can steam clean them too.
The short answer is yes! But depending on the material of your shower curtains, you may need to be careful, as the hot steam may cause damage - especially for cheaper or delicate materials.
Using the jet nozzle attachment, start about 15cm away from the curtain to ensure the heat isn’t causing damage, getting closer as you go. Always spot test a small area first to make sure.
Not all bathrooms have a bathtub, but if you’re lucky enough to have one (and use it often) you can steam clean the tub too. Either the triangle brush or the round scrub pad attachment will get the job done, meaning the next time you get in for a soak you can truly relax knowing you’ll emerge cleaner than ever.
Our toilets are obviously an area that we want to keep as hygienic as possible, despite their function. While toilet brushes are perfectly useful for cleaning the bottom of the bowl, steam cleaning is the most efficient method to clean those often missed top surfaces around the inside of the bowl.
Use the jet nozzle to apply hot steam to these areas, loosening up these grimy stains and disinfecting the areas as you go. This will leave your toilet looking bright and clean again, without the need to get in there with rubber gloves and scrub down with chemicals.
Your bathroom should always be as clean and hygienic as possible, and with a steam cleaner it can be.
A McCulloch steam cleaner can tackle all of the above bathroom surfaces without the need to consistently buy and replace multiple cleaning tools and chemicals. It’s one product, with 23 included attachments, and just needs water.
If you’re ready to ditch the chemicals and make cleaning your bathroom easier than ever, it’s time to invest in the power of steam.