Bathrooms are one of the hardest rooms of the house to keep clean and tidy. With the continuous stream of wet towels, discoloured toilet bowls and black grout between the tiles, it seems that even the slightest lapse in bathroom maintenance can result in a bleak bathroom. If you have more than one bathroom it can be even harder to keep afloat with the cleaning and maintenance. Following some quick and easy bathroom maintenance tips can help to maintain the sparkle in your bathroom suites.
Help Yourself Out
Itís not uncommon thought to think ďIíll leave cleaning the bathroom today, just one day canít do any harmĒ then before you realise, you find yourself knee-deep in toothpaste-stained soap dishes with a massive clean-up on your hands. Ensuring you always wipe down any mess as it happens can help to prevent the impending doom that is deep-cleaning the bathroom.
Always wipe down your shower cubicle and bath after use, this can really help to prevent mould and mildew ruining the appearance of your bathroom, especially if itís done in conjunction with good ventilation techniques. Insist that your family members do the same, leave a cloth by the side of the bath/shower for them to wipe so they really have no excuse!
Monitor your Plumbing
If youíre noticing abnormal pools of water or damp occurring there could be an underlying problem relating to your plumbing. If such problems go unnoticed for too long the damage can be catastrophic. Simply checking around for leaks weekly can help you to identify and rectify such problems from occurring.
Minor leaks within the home are major culprits for wasting water and money each year, yet people fail to repair them as they arenít seen as a big problem. If you suspect you have a leaking toilet pour a few drops of food colouring in your cistern and if the colour appears in the bowl without flushing - you have a leak. Similarly, leaking taps can be a nuisance and a waste of water; itís often a simple task to repair the tap. Try your hand at DIY and save some money!
Maintain a Level of Standard
A common sight in bathrooms is tatty and messy bathroom accessories, soaps and similar personal hygiene products can cause bathroom accessories to discolour and stain. Always keep your accessories clean and you will notice a significant difference to the sparkle in your bathroom. Bathroom accessories are designed not just for practicality, but for appearance too. Make sure you always have clean, gleaming accessories as they can really give your bathroom a facelift Ė plus, theyíre one of the easiest aspects of the bathroom to keep clean!
Bathrooms donít have to be as troublesome as they first appear, doing a little cleaning each day means you donít have to spend a full day scrubbing on your hands and knees. Maintaining your bathroom regularly will ensure your bathroomís always in pristine condition and fully functional.
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