Bathroom

3 Bathroom Maintenance Tips You Can Do on Your Own

Most people cannot live with a cluttered, dirty, and stinky bathroom. Are you one of those people? If you are new in doing bathroom maintenance, you might want to try it on your own first. It may sound troublesome, but it will save you a considerable amount of money, and also your privacy. Here are a few tips that you can do on your own:

Wipe Your Bathroom Everyday

It might seem troublesome to wipe your bathroom every day on a daily basis. However, once it becomes a habit, it will just take a few minutes of your time. This habit makes your bathroom to stay clean. At the end of the week or on your day off, you don’t need to use too much energy. Wiping your bathroom and its appliances will help to keep them dry and avoid damages caused by dampness.

Use a scrub brush or a scratch-resistant abrasive pad to scrub every square inch of the tub and tiles.

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Drain the tub, then spray the antibacterial cleaner on tile walls, bathtubs, counters, washbasins, toilets and floors. Work from top to bottom, starting at the top of the shower wall, and spraying into the tub and in the toilet bowl.

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Apply an all-purpose cleaner to your shower or bath. If there is a lot of dirt, use an acid-based cleaner. Spray the cleaner on whatever cleaner you use (sponge, microfiber cloth, etc.) and wipe off any shelves, towel racks, baseboards, blinds, window sills and doors.

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Use Drain Covers

Drain covers are important because they block the flow of particles that can potentially clog the draining pipes such as hair, dirt, etc. Once you feel that the water flow is getting slower, you can simply lift your drain cover and clean the covering grill. It is recommended to use drain covers for your showers or bathtubs, and your sinks. Getting drain covers are much cheaper than getting a service to unclog your draining pipes.

Remove the exhaust grille with a screwdriver. If there are no screws, you can remove them by hand. If you see clogged hair or small objects, remove them if you can reach them.
You will need about half a cup of baking soda. Pour down the drain and wait about ten minutes until you see bubbles. Use the shower head and pour hot water down the drain.
You can find this inexpensive, simple and convenient device with a hook in the store. Depending on your needs, you will have to choose a different length. For home use, you will need about 25 to 100 feet (7.6 – 30.5 m) of cable.
The fact is that enzyme cleaners (biological) are very effective. However, many people avoid it because it takes time, and you need to wait a while to see the first results.
Always wear gloves and avoid using too much liquid. Never mix different chemicals to prevent toxic gas production.

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Inspect Your Bathroom

Doing a daily or a weekly inspection is also a good idea. It will reduce the cost of repairing the bathroom because once you found the slightest damage, you can fix it before it gets worse or even unrepairable.

Start by checking for the grout and sealant of the tiles around your bathtub or shower are still intact and free of stains, mildew, or mold. To clean them, you can use oxygen bleach. Look for signs of leaks, whether it is from spouts or pipes and even around your toilet, shower, or bathtub. Noticing small damages before it becomes a major one can save some money.

Check for damage or cracks around the tub. Identify any broken sealants. Check the water pressure in the bath. Turn hot and cold water one by one to check for pressure and leaks.
Be aware of running water or a continuous stream of water. Check for leaks in and around joints.
Check for damage or cracks in shower base, door or screen. Check the hot water temperature. Turn on the cold water and check for leaks around the faucet or shower.
Check for cracks, chips, or any kind of damage. Identify signs of mold buildup. Check water pressure as well as hot water temperature.
Pay attention to the condition of the drawers, knobs, panels. Check for any signs of damage caused by moisture due to possible leaks. Check if the cupboard opens and closes properly without sound.
Are all lights functioning properly. Is the bathroom bright enough?

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The bathroom is where we usually begin our day after getting out of bed. It is an essential part of a house. Start doing these tips to ensure its cleanliness and sanitation.