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Tips For Keeping A Squeaky-Clean Bathroom

Posted by Rebekah Hutton on Tue, Feb 2020

Tips For Keeping A Squeaky-Clean Bathroom

A clean bathroom looks bigger, fresher, newer, more inviting and instantaneously lifts the value of your home, but unfortunately, it’s one of the hardest areas in the home to keep clean. No one wants to give up their precious time and weekends to become a slave to scrubbing, but if it doesn’t receive the TLC it desperately needs it can quickly become dirty and unhygienic. Here are some simple and quick tips to achieve those sparkly surfaces without compromising you time…

Toilet brush tip

It’s essential that you’re cleaning your toilet at least once a week to eliminate bacterial build up, but unless you’re using a clean toilet brush, you’re basically just counteracting your efforts. Toilet brushes gather and hold onto germs so it’s vital you give these a clean too. Simply place your brush in a cup of hot water with a ¼ cup of bleach and leave it to soak for an hour to kill the bacteria.

Clean your showerhead

Your showerhead is what is responsible for cleaning yourself, so you need to make sure it’s clean. Use an old toothbrush to descale your shower head once a month or place it in a solution of ¼ cup vinegar, tbs of baking soda and two cups of water and leave to soak for two hours. You can even use a needle to de-clog the stubborn spray holes that persist to remain blocked even after cleaning.

Refresh Grout

Dip a grout brush directly in concentrated bleach and scrub at any discoloured areas. Grout is highly susceptible to bacteria growth so it’s important to tackle this early especially when located in wet areas that could be susceptible to mould. We recommend sealing grout every six months to help prevent humidity and filth intruding.

Floss the Faucet

Dental floss can work wonders in your bathroom when cleaning the tap faucets in your sink and shower. The stringy stuff can navigate into those hard to reach, grimy places when the base of the faucet meets the sink or shower wall.

Replace hand towels regularly

Use a heavy clean setting on your washing machine to clean bathroom hand towels or give them a bleach rinse, then aim to replace them every few days. They’re used consistently, shared by many and remain wet for a large part of the day. Freshly washed towels can result in your bathroom smelling fresh and pleasant, but don’t forget to wipe down the towel rail you place them on too.