Cleanig Your Throne Essay, Research Paper
CLEANING YOUR THRONE
This past summer I worked as a custodian in a manufacturing plant. Part of my
job was cleaning bathrooms. I estimate throughout the summer I cleaned up to five
hundred bathrooms. I consider myself an expert on the subject. Using my process for
cleaning bathrooms, an immaculate bathroom is achievable.
The initial step in the process is to gather all the necessary cleaning supplies: mop
and bucket, glass cleaner, floor soap, toilet bowl cleaner, toilet brush, paper towel, a
sponge, bathroom cleaning solution with bleach, toilet paper, trash bag, broom and dust
pan, and gloves are recommended. Make sure to read all of the labels on the cleaners for
warnings, to avoid possible hazards.
Next, everything must be removed from the room that is on the floor. This
included rugs, trash cans, and any garbage laying on the floor. After taking everything
out of the room, sweep the floor.
Now it is time for the dirty work. This is where I suggest wearing gloves. Take
the toilet bowl cleaner and apply it to the inside of the bowl, underneath the rim. Now
using the brush, scrub the inside of the bowl making sure to remove all stains. After all
stains are removed, flush the toilet to reveal a clean bowl.
After cleaning the inside of the toilet, it is time to clean the outside. Using the
bathroom cleaner with bleach, spray the entire outside of the toilet. The bleach in the
cleaner kills the bacteria on the toilet, but it also can cause serious damage to clothing.
BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN USING BLEACH. Wipe the toilet with a moist sponge.
Be sure to clean the entire toilet including the base, the seat, and the tub behind the bowl.
When the sponge gets dirty, rinse it off in the sink. Continue cleaning the toilet until it is
Now that the toilet is completely clean, move over to the sink. Use the same
cleaner that was used to clean the toilet, however use a new sponge. Spray the entire
sink, including the faucet, and the outside of the sink. Wipe the sink down with the new
sponge and rinse the sink with clean water. Do not worry about getting the floor wet.
After the sink has been wiped and rinsed, dry it with paper towels.
Usually a mirror is placed above the sink. By this time the mirror will be splashed
with water and cleaner and will also need to be cleaned. To do this, cover the mirror with
a thin film of glass cleaner. Wipe the mirror with paper towels in a waving motion until
all streaks and smudges are removed.
Now everything in the bathroom is clean except the floor. To clean the floor, fill
a bucket with warm water and floor soap. If no floor soap is available, any soap with a
capful of bleach will be suitable. Fill the bucket three quarters of the way up. Now take
the mop and soak it in the water. With the saturated mop, mop the floor from the
backside of the room, to the end where the door is located. The floor should have a thin
layer of water on it. Now take the mop and wring it out so that it is dry. With the dry
mop, go back over the floor in the manner that was performed when the mop was wet. If
the mop begins to get wet again, wring it out and continue mopping. When the floor is
finished, leave the room for ten minutes to allow it to dry.
While the floor is drying, empty the garbage and replace the bag with a new one.
If any rugs were taken out of the room, knock them against a wall to remove any dirt
hidden inside the rug. Make sure to sweep the mess that was created by beating the rugs
on the wall.
By this time, the floor should be dry and the job will be ready to complete. Place
the rugs on the floor where they belong. Put the garbage can back from where it was
taken. If the toilet paper is low, replace the roll with a new one and put the remaining roll
on the top of the toilet. The job is now complete. Leave the room and remember to put
the seat down and turn off the lights.