Deep Cleaning Hacks to Whiten Your Bathroom Sanitaryware


Check out bathroom sanitaryware deep-cleaning hacks to keep your bathrooms sparkling white and germ-free.

The bathroom helps us keep our body clean and fresh. But, is the bathroom the cleanest room in your home? Umm no! According to several studies of household bacteria, the bathroom is one of the grossest areas in your house. As a humid and wet space, the bathroom is easily home to fungus, bacteria, mould, odours and other germs.

To prevent limescale, mildew, germs and other build-up, you need to deep clean the bathroom once every two weeks. With that said, high-usage areas like the toilet, washbasin sinks should be deep cleaned at least once a week. Follow these tips to keep your bathrooms sparkling white.

How to Whiten Toilet Bowl?


Limescale deposits, hard water marks and rings of grime can make your toilet bowl look dirty and gross – even if you clean it regularly. Removing the yellow deposits makes your toilet bowl white again and adds a shine to the bowl.

Things needed:

  • Vinegar gel
  • Baking soda
  • Lemon juice
  • Borax
  • Pumice stone
  • Scrubbing brush


  1. Sprinkle baking soda into the interior of the toilet bowl. Make sure to spread baking soda with an old toothbrush under the toilet rim as well.
  2. Next, spray white (synthetic) vinegar over the baking soda. Baking soda + vinegar creates a fizz that breaks down dirt deposits in the bowl.
  3. Let the mixture fizz for a few minutes. Then, scrub the interior of the toilet with a toilet brush. This mixture removes all dirt in the bowl. Flush the toilet a couple of times to rinse away all residues.
  4. Next, mix 2 parts of borax with 1 part of lemon juice to form a paste. Spread this paste on any lingering stains in the bowl, like the ring around the waterline. Borax removes mineral deposits while lemon juice whitens the bowl.
  5. Let this paste soak for around 2 hours. Then scrub thoroughly with a nylon brush and rinse the deposits.
  6. If you notice any lingering stains like hard water deposits, scrub it with a wet pumice stone.
  7. Flush the toilet.

Toilet Bowl Cleaning Tips

  • Once you deep clean the bowl, ensure that you clean it regularly to prevent stains from building up inside the bowl again. Regular cleaning reduces the time spent on deep cleaning.
  • Before you deep clean the toilet bowl, flush it once or twice and turn off the water valve. This way, the bowl cannot refill and you can easily access the stained areas beneath the waterline.
  • You can use commercial toilet cleaners instead of borax and paste. However, look for cleaners without bleach. Mixing bleach with other regular cleaners creates toxic fumes. If using a bleach-based cleaner, do not combine it with other cleaning substances, especially those containing ammonia.

How to Whiten Tile Grout?


If you have tiles in your bathroom, then here are cleaning tips to prevent the grout lines from getting yellow and dingy.

  • Mix ¾ cup of bleach with 3.5 litres of water. Alternatively, you can use a commercial grout cleaner.
  • Wear rubber gloves and use an old toothbrush to apply the paste along the grout lines.
  • Be careful not to splatter the paste on the surrounding surfaces.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Scrub and rinse for clean and sparkling grout lines.

How to Whiten Bathroom Sinks?


The bathroom sink is one of the first places to get grimy and dirty. Here is the best way to deep clean it:

  • Spray the area around the sink with a home cleaner like Lysol and wipe it down with a sponge or soft cloth.
  • For cleaning the faucet handles use a disinfectant spray and wipe dry.

How to Clean Bathroom Floor?


The bathroom sink is one of the first places to get grimy and dirty. Here is the best way to deep clean it:

  • Spray the floor with a household floor cleaner. Ensure that the cleaner you use is safe for your bathroom tiles.
  • Keep the bathroom door and windows open so that any fumes that arise escape easily.
  • Turn on the exhaust to bring in fresh air and to eradicate any fumes.
  • Follow the steps mentioned above to deep clean the grout lines on bathroom floors.
  • Make sure to wipe dry the floor after rinsing to remove residues and suds. Keep in mind that cleaning bathroom floors regularly makes it easier to deep clean and to keep the floors shiny.

How to Whiten Bath Tub?


Stubborn stains in your bathtub are an eyesore and can ruin your bath experience. Bath tub stains are caused due to different reasons. Here’s how to identify the reason for the stain based on its colour:

Stain Colour Why does it occur?
Reddish brown stains Due to iron deposits
Blue-green/rust-coloured stains Acidic water/Low pH water
Black stains Due to bacteria or sulphur deposits
Yellow stains Due to accumulation of human oils

How To Remove Yellowish Bath Tub Stains?

  • Fill a spray bottle with vinegar. Spray it generously over the stained area.
  • Wait for 20 minutes.
  • Turn on the exhaust to bring in fresh air and to eradicate any fumes.
  • Wipe the stain with a sponge or abrasive cleaner.
  • Rinse it with warm water.

How To Remove Red/Black Bath Tub Stains?

  • Mix two parts of baking soda with one part of hydrogen peroxide to form a paste.
  • Apply this paste over the stain.
  • Let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Scrub the stain with a nylon or sponge brush.
  • Rinse with warm water

*Note that this method is not suitable for acrylic bath tubs as the paste can damage the surface of the tub.

The best way to prevent bath tub stains is by cleaning it regularly. Use one-part synthetic white vinegar mixed with three-parts water. Spray this mixture liberally over the surface of the tub or shower to prevent build-up and soap scum. Rinse with warm water.

Did you find these bathroom deep cleaning hacks helpful? Use the tips listed here to keep your bathroom sanitaryware white and bright, free of germs.

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