3 Easy Tips for Bathroom Maintenance

Regular bathroom maintenance is an essential part of housekeeping. Some easy tips for bathroom maintenance are listed below.

Bathtub and Shower Door Maintenance

Bathtubs and showers that have doors, whether they swing or slide, should be regularly inspected for standing water along the base or track of the door. If standing water is present, your drainage system within the track assembly is not working properly. Small holes should be drilled on an angle into the track in a manner that allows water to drain back into the bathtub or shower unit. This will help to minimize the growth of mildew along the track and keep your door working properly. Source: Buildipedia

Toilet Maintenance

Start by pouring a cup of baking soda into the bowl. Let sit for a few minutes; brush and flush. Still seeing spots? A damp pumice stone is abrasive enough to remove stains caused by mineral deposits and lime scale but gentle enough not to damage surfaces. Then tackle the toilet brush itself, which you should be cleaning after every use. Here’s how: Secure the brush handle between the already-cleaned seat and the basin so that it hovers over the bowl; pour bleach over the bristles. Let stand for a few minutes, then douse with a pitcher of clean water. Next, fill the brush canister with warm, soapy water and let sit; dump the dirty water into the toilet. In cases of extreme grime buildup (or acute toilet-crevice trepidation), you might want to invest in a small, light-duty electric pressure washer. It lets you blast hard-to-reach areas, like the spots where the hinges meet the seat, from a safe distance.  Always close the lid when you flush, and use the vent fan (it sucks up bacteria before they can settle). If you’re not already storing toothbrushes and contact lenses inside the medicine cabinet, you may want to start now. Source: RealSimple

Bathroom Sink Maintenance

It may shock you to know that bathroom sinks are often dirtier than kitchen sinks. Even though kitchen sinks see all the food traffic, they have disposals and built in bacteria to break these things down. As often as you can stomach it, pull the drain stopper and clean it thoroughly. Scrub it off, soak it in vinegar, then toss it in the dishwasher. This process should remove the mold and gunk that can build up in there without a solid cleaning. Of course, make sure you scrub the sink a least once a month if not every week. Don’t forget to check around the fixtures for leaks. The sink is a hard place to spot leaks, even though they are more visible, because water is always getting splashed around from daily use, and the origin of the water is difficult to discern. Source: HomeAdvisor

Following these maintenance tips on a regular basis will help keep your bathroom fresh and clean.  For more information, contact us.

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