The bathroom is the most sensitive area in the home. It hosts bacteria, germs and other harmful microbes that can affect the health of your family and even guests.
Some of the common diseases you can get from a poorly maintained bathroom include hepatitis A, common cold, and staph infections. It is therefore important to always keep your bathroom clean.
Here are four tips to maintain good bathroom hygiene and have quality bathrooms this autumn.
- Re-Caulk Your Bath Tub or Shower
While mould grows year-round, it is most likely to occur during the fall and winter months. Exposure to mould and mouldy environments can cause a variety of health effects including wheezing and coughing, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, throat irritation, skin irritation, to name a few.
One of the best ways to prevent the growth of mildew during autumn is to re-caulk your shower, bathtub, and sink. Be sure to use a quality caulk gun and the right caulk for the project. Additionally, remove the old caulk and clean the tiles and surfaces before applying the new caulk.
- Buy New Supplies
Autumn is the best time of the year to replace your old supplies with new ones. Cleaning with a new scrub brush or sponge is not only satisfying but helps ensure your bathroom gets a thorough clean. Make sure you are equipped with new scrub brushes, mats, rags and cleaning chemicals.
You can also get rid of other bathroom items you don’t need or use. These may include expired products, empty bottles, excess packaging and travel-sized toiletries from hotels.
- Deep-Clean the Bathroom
Take a day to tackle some of the more labour-intensive cleaning tasks. Deep cleaning will not only keep your bathroom looking great but also make regular cleaning much easier. Make sure to:
- Wash the walls
- Deep clean the bathroom floor
- Clean the shower, tub, sink, and countertop
- Clean light fixtures and bathroom fans
- Clean towel bars, mirrors, windows and ceiling
- Dry all surfaces after cleaning
- Perform Repairs and Maintenance
Autumn is a great time to do repairs and maintenance checks since repairs are more expensive during the winter months. Check for leaking faucets and showers, clean faucet aerators and fix running toilets. Getting repairs done and maintaining quality bathrooms in autumn will help you have a comfortable and stress-free winter.
These bathroom maintenance tips will help ensure your bathroom stays in pristine condition during the autumn season.
If you’re looking to completely overhaul your bathroom before autumn sets in, Bespoke Bathroom Solutions can help with the project. The bathroom installer provides full refurbishment services, from removal of the existing suite, preparation of the room to installation of the new suite. Additionally, they can recommend the best bathroom design and size to suit your preferences and budget.