Pay special attention to the cleanliness of wet areas! Get separate cleaning cloths and equipment for the bathroom, and do not use them anywhere else. Detergents intended for toilets and washrooms, a non-scratch sponge, cleaning cloth, soft toilet brush and household gloves make the task easier.
Perform a basic cleaning a few times a year with an alkaline or strongly alkaline substance with a pH value of more than 8. Remove lime and rust with an acidic substance with a pH value of less than 6. For safety reasons, please note that acidic substances should not be used at the same time with chlorine-containing substances. Ensure adequate ventilation during cleaning!
Wash the sink with a cloth or dish brush. Wet the sink and apply disinfectant onto the pool surfaces. Wipe or brush the sink, as well as the tap and the plug. Also wash the root of the tap and the overflow and drain holes. Rinse the sink. Wipe the hand-held shower and area surrounding the sink with a damp cloth.
In particular, clean the walls surrounding the shower and the shower corner from the splash height, to prevent grease and lime deposits from accumulate on the walls. Wash the walls with a brush, a cloth or a sponge, don’t forget the faucets and the shower. The shower head should be cleaned more thoroughly with a disinfectant every now and then.
Disinfect the toilet seat: wipe the lid, seat ring, water tank and pull knob with a cloth soaked in disinfectant cleaner. Have a separate cleaning cloth for the toilet seat that you do not use anywhere else! Spread chlorine-containing detergent on the toilet and brush the inside of the toilet with a toilet brush. Let the chlorine affect for a while. In addition to the edges, brush the bottom of the toilet thoroughly.
Finally, flush the toilet while keeping the brush in the basin to rinse it as well. Clean the toilet brush bracket, as well.
Wipe the mirror with a damp cloth soaked in detergent and dry it with a squeegee or tissue. Also wipe the shelves, cupboard doors, and door handles. Clean the light switches by spraying a little bit of detergent on a dry cloth.
Lift off the grill covering the floor drain, for example, with a screwdriver. Remove loose debris and hair. Remove the upper part of the floor drain, clean the removed part and the actual floor drain with, for example, an old dish brush. Drain clean water into the floor drain. You can use dishwashing detergent or disinfectant. Also, wash the grill on both sides. You can also remove and clean the odour lock from the hand washing sink. Place a bucket under the odour lock and unscrew it. Clean and screw it back in place.
Also check the content of the resident folder – there may be more detailed instructions for how to remove the grill and clean the floor drain in your apartment.