Are your once sleek and stylish bathroom tiles now hidden under mould and discoloured grouting? Keeping the bathroom clean can be challenging, but neglecting this task will result in a build-up of soap scum and grime that not only detracts from the appearance of the room but harbours bacteria.
Regular Cleaning Keeps Bathrooms Looking Pristine
A modern, attractive bathroom can add thousands of dollars to the overall value of any dwelling, so it makes sense to spend the time and effort to keep it in good condition. Maintaining a regular cleaning regime as part of general housekeeping is the secret to keeping your bathroom looking pristine, and it need not take a lot of time.
Beat Dirty Grout with Natural Methods
Wall and floor tiles in wet areas are noted for trapping dirt, which becomes difficult to remove and discolours white grouting. Regular cleaning with bleach and a grout brush will remove this dirt, but if you prefer an effective non-chemical alternative, scrub the grout with a paste of baking soda and water. Spray it with a one-part vinegar, one-part water solution so that it froths up, brush away the build-up then wash clean with water.
Ditch Shower Curtains – Glass is the Look
Shower curtains are known for becoming mouldy, especially in a humid climate, so the trend now is to replace them with sparkling glass shower screens. This will give your bathroom an immediate lift, making it appear larger and more modern. This is a large part of our work at Budget Shower Screens as homeowners look for easy and cost effective ways to modernise their bathrooms.
Prevention Keeps New Screens Spotless
Once we install the shower screens, we recommend including them in your regular cleaning schedule. Soap scum build up on the glass looks unsightly, so prevention is the best solution on new screens. Wipe any condensation off the surfaces after showering and lower the humidity in the room by leaving the bathroom windows open where possible.
Two Ways to Remove Existing Build-up
For removal of an existing build-up, use either a supermarket product especially designed for the purpose, or make up a paste of white vinegar and baking soda. Apply it to the affected areas, leave on for up to an hour for stubborn soap film, then scrub with a microfibre cloth, followed by rinsing in clean water.
A Cool Trick for Fiddly Jobs
Every bathroom has those fiddly areas around fittings where grime and mould are difficult to reach, but our installers know a useful trick. Use dental floss to get into those hard-to-reach areas, and then spray with vinegar and rinse clean.
Build these techniques into your cleaning regime and your bathroom will look like a page out of a magazine every day.