How to Keep Your Bathroom in Top Condition

For all the rooms in the home, the bathroom has to deal with the most, shall we say, ‘unattractive’ side of human hygiene. It’s not just the toilet, but dirty baths, stained shower trays and discoloured tiles all contribute to making bathrooms the worst rooms to clean. It’s no surprise then that the need to keep your bathroom in tip-top condition is a constant struggle.

It might not be a job any of us look forward too, but there are some simple things you can do to maintain your bathroom and keep it looking great and smelling fresh. Even the cleanest of bathrooms can become a hotbed of bacteria, mould and grime. That said, there are some quick and easy tasks you can do to save yourself a whole load of bathroom-related cleaning time.

Tips to Keep Your Bathroom Looking Brand New

One of the main problems in any bathroom, no matter how modern or stylish it is, is caused by moisture. Moisture that isn’t removed will quickly become home to mould and mildew. The first thing you can do to counter this is to ensure the room has a good circulation of air. You can achieve this with something as simple as opening a window. But, it’s more effective to make sure your extraction fan if you have one, is clean and in good working order. When you take a hot bath or shower, the steam that’s created needs to dissipate, so the fan needs to still be working for up to 25 minutes afterwards. This is especially important if your bathroom doesn’t have a window you can open.

For most people, the reason they hate cleaning the bathroom so much is that there are just so many little ‘hidden’ out-of-sight places that dirt and grime can accumulate. While the surfaces you can see still need to be cleaned, areas underneath and behind the toilet, the drains and run-offs can become home to countless germs, and that’s where problems start.

When planning to install a bathroom, or looking to replace appliances, it’s a good idea to pick units that eliminate these hidden spots. Toilets that are hung on the wall (rather than the floor) and sinks that don’t include a vanity unit remove these hidden spots, making your bathroom easier to clean.

We’re all familiar with the cliché about leaving the toilet seat down (or not in some cases). For humorous purposes, it gives us some light-hearted moments but making sure the toilet lid is down will help to keep your bathroom clean. When you flush the toilet with the lid open, small droplets of water will be sprayed across the room. Within those droplets will be bacteria. So keep the lid down and ensure it’s in place BEFORE you flush. It might also save you from arguments with your other half. It’s a win-win situation.

Bathroom maintenance is never going to be anyone’s favourite job around the house, but keeping the smallest room in the home in the best condition doesn’t have to be a chore. Some simple cleaning practices will keep the bathroom looking great and feeling fresh.

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