Bathroom Disinfection 101: How to Sanitize Your Bathroom Like an Expert

by Stephanie - July 22, 2020

How can I disinfect my bathroom naturallyYour bathroom is the place where you and the other members of your household take care of the majority of your personal hygiene. This makes it one of the most sensitive areas in your home when it comes to cleaning. 

In order to help you keep your bathroom spotless and germ-free throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, we have written a short guide on how to sanitize your bathroom in a way that minimizes the risk of infection without using toxic chemicals. 

The advice in this article is universal, so you can apply it regardless of whether you clean your bathroom yourself or you hire professional Atlanta cleaners to perform a disinfectant fogging treatment in your home. Read on to learn more.

How can I disinfect my bathroom naturally?

The bathroom is the place where your naked skin regularly comes into contact with various surfaces. In addition to harmful microbes, these surfaces may also contain the toxic residue left over from the household chemicals you used to clean them. 

Even if you these cleaning supplies do not leave harmful residue, the fumes they release can still negatively impact the air quality in your home in a way that aggravates respiratory conditions or causes allergic reactions. 

Here’s how to naturally clean your bathroom:

  • Mix equal parts baking soda, vinegar, and water. Pour this mixture in a spray bottle and use it instead of a commercial multipurpose cleaner. 
  • Combine a quarter-cup of baking soda and a half-cup of vinegar. This will create a thick paste that you can use to clean bathroom tiles.
  • Open up a clogged drain by pouring a half-cup of vinegar and a handful of baking soda into it, covering it for a quarter of an hour, and then flushing with two quarts of boiling water.
  • Clean your toilet bowl by sprinkling a quarter-cup of vinegar and a cup of borax into your toilet bowl, leaving it overnight, and then scrubbing and flushing in the morning.

What is the best bathroom disinfectant?

Oxygen bleach is a great substitute for regular bleach. Since its active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide, oxygen bleach is non-toxic and odorless. You can also purchase a ready-made “green” disinfectant and use that instead. 

If you’d prefer to use a mainstream disinfectant, the Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of disinfectants that have been shown to be effective against COVID-19. Purchase one of those and follow the instructions on the bottle. 

How often should I disinfect my bathroom?

This depends on how many people regularly use the bathroom. If you live alone, you can get away with disinfecting the bathroom once every two weeks or so. If you have a family or you live with roommates, you should disinfect your bathroom on a weekly or biweekly basis. 

That being said, a weekly disinfection often isn’t enough during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or another member of your household have been outside, or you’ve had guests, it’s probably a good idea to disinfect high-touch surfaces such as the toilet seat at least 2-3 times a week.

Where can I book a reliable disinfectant fogging treatment in Atlanta?

What is the best bathroom disinfectantWhile disinfecting a bathroom rarely takes as much time as performing a deep cleaning or thoroughly sanitizing your kitchen, it still requires an investment of time and energy. Unfortunately, finding this time can be difficult when you factor in work and other obligations. 

The Moxie Maids can help. The seasoned cleaning pros we work with will gladly clean and disinfect your home while you run your errands or take a relaxing stroll through the Piedmont Park with your loved ones. Book your cleaning today!