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post #1 of Old 01-06-2017, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Question Cleaing bathrooms FAST!

Hey everyone - here's my question. Do y'all have tips on how I can clean bathrooms faster? I'm at the point right now where cleaning a full bath with a tub-shower is taking me at least an hour. I have one customer with glass shower doors and it is taking at least an hour and a half. I feel like my Achilles-heal is the shower. I spray with shower cleaner, scrub the walls, squeegee them, and clean the tub and tracks. Then I clean both sides of the shower doors. Argh...how long does it take you all to clean showers/bathrooms? Am I doing something wrong?. Thanks.
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I wouldn't say that you're doing anything wrong, however the time you are spending seems a bit excessive, especially if these are reoccurring accounts and the condition of the bathroom could be stated as average. Today's large bathrooms with walk in showers, glass doors, soaking tubs and various special surfaces to contend with, do take some time. I would consider the following 1.) look at professional cleaning products that don't require rinsing, saves time 2.) make sure your cleaning products and tools are well organized so you don't waste time moving back and forth. 3.) Consider when the job is done well enough to be considered completed ....unless of course you are charging the customer $$ to detail every sq foot of the bathroom ( most likely not) 4.) some bathrooms are bears... Is this a one off situation,are you able to make up time else wear in the home so that it evens out?
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Cleanexp, what are some cleaning products for showers and baths that don't require rinsing?
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There has to be about a billion web pages on bathroom cleaning products and what they do well. There is no magic product. If you are cleaning the bathroom thoroughly and not slacking off while you do it then you are doing it right. If the client wants something less professional done in a shorter time then maybe that is a negotiation point on the bathroom cleaning check list for this client. Keep up the good work.

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HydrOxiPro is one that comes to mind. It can be diluted to different strengths to tackle soap scum, mirrors and floors. It's a good product.
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HydrOxiPro is one that comes to mind. It can be diluted to different strengths to tackle soap scum, mirrors and floors. It's a good product.
Have you ever cleaned dirty showers without rinsing? Just wondering if it really works.
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I, too, have struggled with this issue. In my town, the water leaves a whitish film on glass shower doors. Nothing I have tried (yet) works well to remove it. And those huge Roman tubs? UGH, I hate cleaning those! Hardly anyone uses those tubs, but they get dusty anyway. Bathrooms can be time consuming, and I have to budget my time so I DONT spend too much time on them. And then there is that perennial issue of clutter. Most people keep a collection of cosmetics, facial cleaners, tissues, etc etc., on bathroom counter tops. I dont know about you, but I cant remember exactly where 20 items were before I cleaned!

People are happy how I clean their bathrooms, so I must be doing something right. But it can be frustrating.
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My technique of cleaning bathrooms includes a pre-treatment, especially if I do an end of tenancy type of clean. You see, when you're doing a tenancy clean, you are the one that prioritizes the tasks. So I will usually turn the shower's hot water for about 2-5 minutes to steam the bathroom and then spray all over with detergent. I then go and do another task, like dusting the entry or something else that won't take much time and effort. Then I return to scrub the bathroom and because I've steamed it earlier and let the cleaning product work its magic, it is way easier and faster to clean the entire room.
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Lightbulb Good Info!

Hi All,

@ Cleanexp - thanks for the info on Hydroxi Pro. I'm going to give it a try! I'm currently using Quick n Brite, but I'm a little less than impressed.

@ Missannienow - Good to know I'm not the only one. Yes, I totally agree about the different bottles of toiletries people leave on their counters. That makes a long job even longer. It's not that I mind cleaning bathrooms necessarily, but with trying to budget my time, I just wish I could get done faster so I don't run behind on my other tasks.
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I don't know how you can cut down on your shower cleaning process. Those glass enclosure showers are just a PITA and are common complaint area. Customers often expect near perfectly cleaned glass without a single streak.

Barkeeper's Friend is pretty amazing for hard water stains on glass shower doors and tracks. It rinses alright, but baking soda rinses more cleanly so if there isn't a lot of build up, I'd try baking soda first.

Other than that, letting the product sit while you do some dusting and tidying will help save you time on scrubbing.
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Wouldnt BarKeeper's Friend scratch the glass? What is working for me is using a good all purpose cleaner first, or even an Oxy type cleaner, THEN using glass cleaner.
One of my biggest annoyances in cleaning bathrooms is when I see that the shower stall (walk in types-) has just bee used and is wet. If I am to clean it, I have to be inside the stall! What I do is stand on two of my washcloths (cleaning rags), but I find this unsatisfactory.
My other, and worst problem is this: how the heck do you guys clean a walk in shower that does NOT have a detachable shower hose, just a fixed one? I am really stumped on this, and would appreciate everyones advice. If there's no hand held shower wand, it seems like I have to get inside and HAND scrub everything, which takes far too much time. Cleaning a home efficiently is important to customers (and to me!) No one wants to pay more than the cleaner promised.

My last pet peeve about bathrooms is an obvious one. UGH, when you go inside to find the toilet had not been flushed. And I dont mean urine.

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I see this post is a bit old but I really like clean by peroxy by spartan chemical. Has worked well for me.
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I wish someone had some good ideas on how to cut the time down in bathrooms, especially ones with glass shower enclosures. The ones with a handheld shower head (IF close to the doors-) help a lot, but if it doesn,t how the heck are you supposed to clean it and then RINSE it???? I have actually ended up vacuuming up all the hair - IF it is DRY - and then mopping it. But often the shower floor IS still wet - and then what do you do???? I would like to hear from others exactly how they do all this stuff. I might get some ideas, if you did.
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Use a spray bottle filled with plain water to rinse product. 'Walk' absorbing cleaning towels across shower stall floor to dry.
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I have found that most people simply do not understand what cleaning a bathroom well mean. They seem to not understand how paper products produce so much dust, which collects anywhere in the bathroom. And I HATE those hug bathtubs that are popular! Who wants to WALK inside someones tub? Especially if it is wet! But then, how do you clean the far side surfaces? Irritating. Many people stop using their huge tubs and it becomes a place they put odd objects, for storage. If I see that, I go to the owner right away and ask if they want the surfaces cleaned, and if so, do they understand I will have to MOVE all that stuff in the tub. Most times, they say "No."
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The best way to clean your bathroom perfectly is to simple clean it every day. I would say for stained toilet, white vinegar is an ideal choice for removing any stain; you can also try baking soda that will loosen and remove hard water deposits from hard surfaces. But for perfect result, hire professional cleaner for this work as they can spot problems before they become severe, minimizing repair and replacement costs.
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How do other people clean those large walk-in showers, one that do NOT have a handheld shower head??? I am stumped on this. Here are things I have tried: If it is dry inside I vacuum to get up hair, etc. Then I wipe walls down with a H2O2 cleaner. Then I mop the floor. There has to be a better way to do this!!! Help!
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Hey everyone - here's my question. Do y'all have tips on how I can clean bathrooms faster? I'm at the point right now where cleaning a full bath with a tub-shower is taking me at least an hour. I have one customer with glass shower doors and it is taking at least an hour and a half. I feel like my Achilles-heal is the shower. I spray with shower cleaner, scrub the walls, squeegee them, and clean the tub and tracks. Then I clean both sides of the shower doors. Argh...how long does it take you all to clean showers/bathrooms? Am I doing something wrong?. Thanks.
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A problem professional house cleaners have is that many people get annoyed if you move "Their Stuff." And dont put it back exactly where it was. Some people have so much stuff it is impossible to do that! I always tell first time customers about this but still, some get irritated.

One new customer of mine - a man - is still unpacking from moving from CT to Florida. The house is a disaster with STUFF everywhere. Luckily, he gave me permission to organize and toss out anything obviously trash. He has some medical troubles that keep him from tackling the mess.
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