Bathroom Care Tips
Cleaning the bathroom is no-one’s favourite job. It’s necessary to keep the area spotless so as to make it hygienic and also as relaxing as possible. Laying in the bath staring at growing mildew spoils one’s quality time so a bathroom needs to be as pristine as possible. The only way to prevent a grimy bathroom is to keep on top of its care. Right from installing your new bathroom (I’d recommend Ideal Standard products) you need to regular clean and maintain the room. Here are some tips for doing this effectively.
Avoid Scouring Powders
Scouring powders may seem to make the cleaning of the bath a lot less effort, however, they are too abrasive. Using such products on a regular basis will harm your bathroom surfaces and make them more difficult to clean in the future. Taking time to give the tub a quick wipe around after each you use it is much more respectful.
Keep Shower Curtain Closed
A bunched up shower curtain keeps in water which will soon turn to mould. Open out the curtain after each time you have a shower to let it dry thoroughly.
Make Ventilation a Priority
Mould is the biggest enemy of bathroom maintenance. Keep the area as well ventilated as possible to fight against it. Windows should be open during or immediately after steamy showers. If your bathroom is not well ventilated, invest in a good dehumidifier.
Discover Alternatives to Regular Cleaning Products
Household products such as white vinegar and baking soda make for very effective cleaning products. While branded products may seem to make the bathroom cleaning job easier, solutions using these can be equally powerful and work out cheaper.
Stop the Spread of Mildew in Grout
Scrubbing grout with a solution of 10 parts water and 1 part bleach will help fight the onslaught of mildew around your tiled walls. Follow this up with a pH-neutral cleaner to remove the bleach.
Clear Your Pipes
A common problem in bathrooms is the blocking of pipes due to hair and other things. Make it a regular job to pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain plus half a cup of white vinegar. Flush this down with boiling water and this should effectively unclog your pipes. Do this every month or so.
Regularly Clean Your Shower Curtain
Even with the best intentions of opening your shower curtain after every use, you will still need to keep on top of cleaning it. Most curtains are washing machine- friendly so stick it in the laundry every couple of months.
Showerheads can become clogged from mineral deposits which may affect the pressure. Submerging the showerhead in a plastic bag of undiluted white vinegar should go some way to effectively cleaning it.