Bathroom cleaning tips

Your bathroom, if neglected, can become a haven for mould, mildew and general dirt. Therefore it is imperative to maintain the cleanliness of your bathroom, and you can use the following tips to do so.

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1)      Showers

Humid atmospheres stimulate mould growth, so once you finish using the shower, ensure the curtain or shower door is left open. To prevent watermarks from developing, use a window wiper with a plastic blade when wiping wet tiles. Shower heads should be descaled monthly using an old toothbrush and a descaler or a mixture of half water and half vinegar that you leave on for two hours (except for gold-plated ones). The holes of a shower head can be unblocked using a needle and spray.

2)      Shower Screens and Curtains

If your shower curtains are made of nylon, clean them in the washing machine. For those curtains that aren’t machine-washable, place them in warm water with some biological detergent. However, if you’re dealing with a heavily stained curtain, consider using a weak solution of bleach and water.

Glass screens, such as 12mm shower glass panels like those from, can be cleaned using the simple but effective white vinegar mixture. Be sure to give a thorough clean to the hinged parts of your screen, as they can become particularly grimy!

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3)      Toilets

Use a toilet brush (make sure this is cleaned once a week too) to clean with disinfectant. Alternatively, fit a cleaner that releases after each flush. Be sure to thoroughly clean all areas of the toilet, both inside and out to avoid bacterial build-up. For more information on cleaning your toilet to perfection, click here

4)      Baths and Basins

If your bath or basin is made of fibreglass or acrylic, be sure to rinse and dry after using; this will limit limescale and stop stains forming. You can use an all-purpose bathroom cleaner along with a bristle brush of nylon to clean. Enamel coated with cast iron or steel baths can be cleaned with a mix of half water and half white vinegar to clean with a soft cloth. Do not apply vinegar to taps. If there are stubborn stains, gently rub them with lemon juice and salt. If your bath is older, you might wish to get it professionally cleaned or resurfaced (although the latter can be expensive).

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