Top Tips to Keep Your New Bathroom Sparkling Clean
When your new bathroom is complete it will look amazing, sparkling clean and brand new. It is easier than you think to keep it looking that way, the secret is a few simple tasks, little and often. Keeping the grime at bay from the outset will also give you the option of using natural ingredients rather than harsh chemicals so you can be kind to the environment too!
Take a look at our top tips:
- Use a shower squeegee every time you shower. This will dramatically reduce the build-up of soap scum on the glass.
- Most new shower enclosures today have a special coating which acts as a shield on the glass and helps prevent lime scale build-up however if yours does not have this finish try cleaning your glass shower doors with a mixture of white vinegar and water – this is also great for other surfaces such as tiles, baths and basins.
- Rinse the bath out immediately after every use and clean with warm soapy water. For more stubborn stains use bicarbonate of soda on a sponge and some elbow grease.
- Take care if you have an enamel bath, some commercial cleaners can damage the surface. Use bicarbonate of soda or something like Astonish, a cookware paste that is recommended by the Vitreous Enamel Association.
- Use an old toothbrush to clean around the base of your taps to stop the build-up of gunk.
- Use the same old toothbrush to clean around overflows and plugholes
- Remove lime scale from a showerhead by taking it off and leaving to soak in a basin of diluted vinegar for a couple of hours.
- If you can’t remove it fix a bag of diluted vinegar over it, fixed with an elastic band, and leave overnight.
- Mix a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil with a cup of water and spray tiles to kill mould.
- Use a weak solution of vinegar and water to clean mirrors and polish afterwards with scrunched-up newspaper or a chamois leather.