How To Clean Toilet Windows, Ledges and Blinds

Ever wondered how to clean the toilet window, ledge and blinds?

Perhaps, for some homeowners, these areas were never even considered as “areas to clean”! It is thus no surprise that meide.sg faces many mouldy and dirty toilet windows in our daily jobs. To clear up the air, cleaning the toilet windows, ledges and blinds are a necessity! Or at least, this is our opinion for every toilet deep cleaning.

Welcome to the fourth, and definitely not last, part of our series of articles on toilet deep cleaning. If you have not already read up on the other parts, we link it here for you to refer to them swiftly and conveniently:

How To Clean:

  1. The Toilet Bowl
  2. The Shower Area
  3. Toilet Sink Area
  4. Toilet Windows, Ledges, Blinds
  5. Bathroom Floor Tiles
  6. Shower Glass
  7. Shower Curtains
  8. The Bathtub
  9. Shower Drain + Unclog It
  10. Bathroom Walls
  11. Bathroom Light Fixtures and Doors
  12. Bathroom Cabinets, Shelves and Fixtures
  13. Bathroom Mirror and Vanity Area
  14. Bathroom Faucets and Taps

Without more delay, let us get started on how to clean the toilet windows!

3 Ways To Clean Toilet Window

We have 3 different ways to teach you how to clean your bathroom windows. You can use them one by one, separately, or do all of them (if time permits) for a true deep cleaning. Before we begin, do check out and understand a list of items (tools) essential for window cleaning here!

Method 1: Hose Down With Water, Then Clean It Just Like How You Cleaned The Toilet Mirror

Firstly follow a step by step guide by referring back to the article on “how to clean mirrors in your washroom” here. The process of cleaning the windows is almost identical. However, there is a good chance that windows would be more soiled due to exposure to sprays of water and the outside environment (read: rain and shine). Therefore, before going through the steps as per our description in cleaning bathroom mirrors, hose down the window with jets of water first. 

Method 2: Clean With Vinegar

The second method is to apply diluted white distilled vinegar. We recommend using one part of vinegar to two to ten parts water. The more concentrated, the better the disinfecting strength. Spread out the vinegar cleansing liquid with any apparatus that is appropriate. These include a glass wiper (Squeegee), microfibre cloth, or crushed newspaper. Wipe down in one direction only. Or, you could wipe in a circular fashion from the middle outwards. If your glass or mirror surfaces are huge, do prepare a standing stool. Split your surface into multiple areas and work on each area, one at a time.

Method 3: Clean With Glass Cleaning Liquid

Finally, the third method is to spray the entire window with special glass cleaning liquid. Then, wipe the glass cleaning detergent off without any water. Use a similar apparatus as one aforementioned. However, it would be good to separate the tool used for vinegar versus one used for the glass cleaning liquid.

Conclusion on Toilet Window Cleaning

Cleaning The Toilet Window Can Prove Difficult
Cleaning The Toilet Window Can Prove Difficult

How often should you clean the toilet window? MEIDE.SG recommends you to clean the windows in your toilet regularly, because they are subjected to high humidity almost 24/7! Also, take extra care cleaning the exterior of windows, especially since many households in Singapore stay in high-rise units. (Whilst MEIDE teaches cleaning techniques, we are unable to advocate for cleaners and companies, including ourselves, to clean the window exteriors. This is purely due to safety and insurance coverage reasons.)

Out of the 3 methods listed above, MEIDE.SG thinks Method 3 the simplest to follow, and Method 2 the most economical for households. Method 1 can be used when the latter two are unfeasible. Do note that all 3 methods can be used simultaneously too! They are not mutually exclusive.

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As a conclusion, any of the 3 methods are durable and recommended. It depends on which equipment you have available. For certain cases, it also depends on how stained your mirror is, and which contaminants are present. If you are unsure, be certain to contact a toilet cleaning expert!

Toilet Window Sills and Ledges

Now that we are done with the toilet windows, let us move to wiping down the window sills and ledges.

Most of these components are made of metal or wood. Hence, use the same method of cleaning the washroom’s shelves and cupboards. Nevertheless, the sills, ledges and frames in your bathroom are likely to be dirtier than the cabinets and shelves at your vanity area. If your ledge and frame is subjected to the outside, there may even be dead insects or bird’s droppings!

Practical Steps To Clean Toilet Window Sills and Ledges

Hence, use a hose to spray jets of water first to clear our unwanted debris. Afterwards, use an appropriate cleaning device to brush and sweep away residual dirt. An old toothbrush usually does the trick. Or, use a wet-and-dry vacuum or cleaning scrub. Cleaning the area between the tracks of windows can be challenging. Be prepared to spend some extra time here! Once you are done, use a sponge or scrub to apply soapy detergent over the surfaces. Rinse thoroughly with jets of clean water again.

 

Most Need Help With Toilet Windows And Blinds
Most Need Help With Toilet Windows And Blinds

Finally, you could use vinegar and baking soda to dislodge stubborn debris. Do this by sprinkling baking soda over the targeted areas. Then, spray white distilled vinegar over it. Leave it for about 5 to 10 minutes. Wash away all residue and do another wipe down. Repeat as necessary until all dirt and debris are gone.

Toilet Window Blinds

Heads up – this might be one of the more challenging areas to clean!

Washing the blinds from the bathroom poses challenges because they are aplenty and accumulate lots of dust and stains! If you have not cleaned them for a period of time, they become sticky and yellowish! Luckily, we have a foolproof way to remove stains and cleanse the blinds fast. This is provided that your blinds are removable.

How To Clean Removable Toilet Blinds

If they are, simply remove all of them and soak them in a large bucket or the bathtub. Use hot water combined with 1 cup of dish soap and 1 cup of baking soda. Swirl the solution until it is foamy and sudsy. Use a brush and sponge to wipe down all the sides of the blinds. Let it soak for about one hour. Brush and wipe them one more time. Finally, drain away all the soap and water. Rinse them fully with clean water. Use a spray-jet if possible to dislodge debris. Hang up the blinds to dry in direct sunlight before re-installing them.

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How To Clean Non Removable Toilet Blinds

For blinds that are non removable, there is unfortunately only one way to do it. Begin with a feather duster, lint roller or vacuum to remove large debris and dust bunnies. Then, use a small brush or rag with the aforementioned solution, to dab one slat by one slat. Avoid rubbing violently. Leave the solution on the blinds for one hour. Again, spray jets of water on it if possible and then expose it to good ventilation and sunlight as much as possible. Handling non-removable blinds would definitely take a much longer time.

Faucets, Taps and Hoses

Edit: As this section can be tedious, we have incorporated all information into a separate article here – https://meide.sg/how-to-clean-bathroom-faucets-and-taps-in-5-steps/


After all that hard work cleaning the toilet windows, blinds and ledges, unfortunately, you are not done!

Moving on, we need to clean the toilet faucets, taps and hoses. Fortunately, these are less tedious to wipe down. Yet, these are frequently missed items in bathroom cleaning! Be it PVC hoses, sprays, or metal taps and faucets, take care not to miss them in your toilet cleaning. By doing frequent cleaning of these items, it would prevent mold and rust. 

Windows and Blinds Cleaning Should Be Done For Toilets Too
Windows and Blinds Cleaning Should Be Done For Toilets Too

To start, prepare a pail of water and a spoonful of dish soap. Swish the solution until it is sudsy. Use a scrub or rag to wipe down faucets, taps and hoses. Leave it for five to ten minutes for best results. Eventually, rinse the soap off with plain water. Dry the items with a clean dry cloth. You may also buff the metal parts to make it shiny and sparkling to wow your visitors!

Toilet Deep Cleaning Is Not Easy

We have to face the hard truth sometimes. After reading this article on toilet window cleaning, and the ones below:

How To Clean:

  1. The Toilet Bowl
  2. The Shower Area
  3. Toilet Sink Area
  4. Toilet Windows, Ledges, Blinds
  5. Bathroom Floor Tiles
  6. Shower Glass
  7. Shower Curtains
  8. The Bathtub
  9. Shower Drain + Unclog It
  10. Bathroom Walls
  11. Bathroom Light Fixtures and Doors
  12. Bathroom Cabinets, Shelves and Fixtures
  13. Bathroom Mirror and Vanity Area
  14. Bathroom Faucets and Taps

Picture yourself doing the cleaning and you would realize the high intensity required! So, perhaps getting a cleaning expert is better. Nonetheless, if you are still going strong and determined, we present to you a FIFTH PART of our series of articles on toilet deep cleaning!

Read on to our next toilet cleaning article to learn more!

MEIDE.SG is your number one cleaning expert. Whether you need cleaning advice, practical help, or everything done for you, just drop us a WhatsApp message! Or, if you feel up to it, join our fabulous team of cleaners and helpers!