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Planning Steps for a Quality Bathroom
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Bathrooms are often warm and moist making them a perfect breeding ground for mould. Mould growth can not only ruin the appearance of your bathroom but also cause eye irritation, throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, coughing and, in some cases, skin irritation.
Fortunately, there are several ways to keep your bathroom mould-free. Here are seven tips to prevent mould in your bathroom.
1. Clean the Bathroom Surfaces
Clean your bathroom floor, sink, and bathtub with a bleach, an anti-fungal solution or all-purpose bathroom cleaner at least once a month. Disinfecting the bathroom surfaces regularly will go a long way in preventing mould growth.
2. Wipe Everything Dry
Mould tends to grow on moist surfaces. Therefore, it is important that you dry wet surfaces including the bathtub, tiles, glass, mirror, and walls using a squeegee or towel after a shower or bath.
3. Wash Bathroom Rugs and Shower Curtain Liners Regularly
These items get wet every time they are used making them ideal places for mould to grow. Therefore, make sure to wash them and let them air dry at least once or twice a week.
4. Remove Objects from Your Bathroom
Do not keep items such as bath toys, shower gel and shampoo bottles, loofahs, and washcloths in the shower. Moisture collected on these items will provide a place for mould growth. Wipe the objects dry after each use and store them in a towel closet or somewhere that’s dry.
5. Ventilate the Bathroom
Turn on the exhaust fan during and after a shower or bath. This will help circulate air and reduce steam causing the bathroom to dry faster. It’s also a good idea to open the bathroom windows or door open after you shower.
6. Reduce Your Indoor Humidity Levels
Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to keep your indoor humidity levels between 30% to 50%. The equipment can significantly reduce the amount of moisture in your house which can help prevent mould growth.
7. Fix all the Leaks
Leaks can cause moisture accumulation and mould to grow. Be sure to regularly inspect your bathroom for water leaks. If you see a leak, fix it right away if you can or call a plumber.
Following these seven tips will help you have a mould-free bathroom.
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The bathroom is no longer the underrated afterthought it used to be. In many homes, a well-designed and stylishly appointed bathroom is a major point of pride. And why shouldn’t it be? It is the one room every member of the family – and any friends you may be entertaining in your home – will spend some time in eventually!
We at Bespoke Bathroom Solutions know you want your bathroom to be the luxurious refuge you dreamed of, and so we offer you these 8 amazing tips you need to know for cleaning your bathroom.
1. An Ounce of Prevention
A light daily cleaning will be more effective and less overwhelming than a deep cleaning every week or ten days. Take 5-10 minutes every day to spray your shower with cleaner and rinse it down, wipe around the sink and toilet, and quickly mop the floor. Antibacterial cleaning wipes are a quick and efficient way to get things done without having to haul out every cleaning supply in the house.
2. Eliminate Hard Water Stains
There is nothing more unattractive than a black ring in your toilet because of the mineral content in your water. Once a week, drop two denture cleaning tablets into the bowl, and swish with the toilet brush. The effect is miraculous!
3. Be Gentle
Keeping your bathroom sparkling doesn’t have to mean using harsh chemicals. Some people prefer to avoid bleach because of the harshness on their skin and the strong odour. We suggest a mild paste of baking soda and white vinegar to eliminate stains and clean grout between tiles.
As mentioned above, cleaning grout is important. You can use the baking soda paste if you are especially sensitive to cleaning products, but we would recommend at least hydrogen peroxide, if not bleach. Grout is porous, and is a breeding ground for mildew and other bacteria. Mix one part bleach to ten parts water, and use a soft bristled brush to work into the grout. Re-seal grout annually.
5. Go With the Flow
Don’t put the vinegar away yet! Fill a medium freezer bag with it, and submerge your shower head into it, securing the bag with a rubber band. Obviously if your shower is detachable, you can you a small bucket. Let it sit overnight, then run the shower in the morning. This will help eliminate build up that reduces flow.
The extractor fan in your bathroom collects a lot of moisture and bacteria, so don’t neglect it during the cleaning process. At least every 4-6 weeks, flip off the circuit breaker for the fan, remove the grate, and wipe down the blades and grate. When showering, keep the extractor fan at least an additional 30 minutes after the shower, or open a window. Increased air flow reduces humidity and eliminates the build up of airborne bacteria.
7. Don’t Put a Ring On It
Your bathtub is your refuge from the wild world outside, but bath products, and natural oil from skin leave a greasy, unattractive ring around the bath. Clean the bath immediately after using it, with hot water and a thick, mildly abrasive cleaning solution.
8. Down the Drain
Once a month, unclog your drains from the oil and hair that build up. Start with tweezers to pluck out anything that can be reached. Then use a hardware store product or that good old-fashioned soda and vinegar solution. Let stand 10 minutes, and then pour boiling water down to clear.
Keeping your beautiful bespoke bathroom clean and free of germs will allow it to remain a room you can be proud to show off.