If you take care of your bathroom, your bathroom will take care of you by being more relaxing, easier to clean and least costly to maintain over the years. How do you take care of your bathroom, by doing the following for starters:
Have a Plumber Make Regular Checks
If you really want to take good care of your bathroom, it pays to have plumbers and other professionals come in on an annual basis, just to give the place the once-over. The longer you wait to sort out that water heater repair or fix that tap that’s leaking a little, the worse the problem is likely to get and the more it will cost you to fix it, so although it might seem a bit much to have a contractor come in when there is no noticeable/serious problem to be solved, it is definitely something you should consider doing nevertheless.
Clean the Porcelain with Citric Acid
Probably the most important thing you can do to take care of your bathroom is to keep it clean, and that starts with the toilet and sink. Most sinks and toilets are made from porcelain, which is good news because that is really easy to clean. One of the best cleaning agents to use on your sinks and toilets is undoubtedly citric acid, which should be diluted according to the manufacturer’s instructions and then rumped onto the damp porcelain surface before being rinsed thoroughly with warm water. Then, if you haven’t been able to remove all of the limescale, you can rinse with a little white vinegar, which will lift those tougher stains effortlessly.
Soap for Toilet Seats
When it comes to toilet seats, however, you should use soap or a very mild detergent to get them clean. Abrasive detergents are a big no-no because they can ruin the material. Finish the job by spritzing a little white vinegar on the underside of the seat to get rid of urine and limescale before they stain the seat and cause degradation.
Wipe Faucets After Use
If you want your faucets to remain functional and as sparkling as they were on the day you bought them for as long as possible, you should try to wipe them clean after every use. If you do this, using a soft cloth, then there is a good chance that you will never have to use more abrasive cleaning agents because limescale and rust won’t have a chance to take hold. Prevention is always better than cure.
Clean the Bath After Use
You should always clean the bathtub after use for similar reasons too. If you don’t, dirt and limescale can build up surprisingly quickly. If you are dealing with limescale and dirt in the tub, however, the best thing to do is to use dish soap to clean off any deposits, using a sponge or a very soft brush to help you get it all. If any discoloration occurs, rub with a damp cloth and a little lemon juice or vinegar, and it will soon look as good as new.
Squeegee the Shower
For the shower, a rubber squeegee and some citric acid or household vinegar are all you need!
It might require some elbow grease, but taking good care of your bathroom will pay off in a cleaner, brighter, more relaxing, and cheaper to maintain space.