Maintaining your bathroom can seem like a chore, but if you want it to keep looking clean and sparkly, it is essential to clean each and every aspect of your bathroom. Right from your tiles, to mirrors and fittings, everything in the bathroom is prone to humidity, dirt and moisture related issues. Cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis can help you to get rid of these problems that spoil the overall look and appeal of your bathroom. If you have been wiping your bathroom fittings and surfaces down frequently, you may not have too much work to do. But if you have been procrastinating, cleaning can seem like an endless job. Here are a few tips on how to get started.
It is essential to focus on cleaning grout as soon as dirt starts appearing. Prolonged dirt deposition can lead to mould which spoils your bathrooms aesthetic appeal. Luckily, new deposition is easy to clean and doesn’t require an extensive cleaning routine. Start with using an old toothbrush and a strong cleaning agent or a chlorine-based bleach which is recommended only if you have significant staining or mould growth. Ensure proper ventilation when cleaning grout. Make sure to protect your skin by wearing gloves.
One of the best natural and least harmful remedies to treating grout is combining baking soda and vinegar to form a paste. Apply this paste with a toothbrush, and you can easily cut through the dirt without causing any damage. You can also use some elbow grease and leave it on for 30 minutes. Simply rinse it off after and wipe with a dry microfiber towel. Your grout should look great now. If your grout looks still dirty, you can try using a ‘Grout Pen’ which looks like a marker and helps you to paint over the grout making it look shiny and sparkling new.
After cleaning the grout, focus on cleaning the tiles. Before you begin cleaning, take a step back and see what kind of finish your tiles are as this will decide what kind of products we will be using. Usually, vinegar works or ceramic tiles and you may even be able to use a scouring pad for plain tiles. For printed pattern tiles, choose a soft sponge or microfiber cloth and completely avoid vinegar or harsh scrubbing materials on marble surfaces. You can also run a hot shower for a few minutes before you start cleaning to open up the ceramic pores for better cleaning. You can use the vinegar and baking soda just like you used for grout cleaning for tiles as well.
Floor Tile cleaning
For floor tiles, you can easily use any of the methods that we discussed above. However, if you have a large surface to cover it can get extremely exhausting to clean them up. You can opt for a bathroom steam cleaner in that case. Steam cleaners work wonders on the dirt and grime present on your bathroom floor tiles. They are quick and effective and require minimal efforts. Be sure to check if your bathroom floor tiles can be used with a steam cleaner or not. For better results, before using the steam cleaner, give a quick wipe before with a cloth to remove larger particles of dirt so that they do not scratch on the floor.
Whether it is cleaning faucets, tiles, bathroom fittings or floors, it can be confusing to know which products to use. Thankfully, with their knowledge and experience in selling bathroom tiles and fittings, Edmonton based experts from Aqua Bath can help you by answering all your concerns related to bathroom fittings, cleaning and repairs.