Who doesn’t want a fresh and clean bathroom? Having a sparkly and vibrant bathroom can help improve your mood and lower stress. While your bathroom may look great now, it will not stay the same in the future. That’s because your bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house.
Over time, soap scum, mold, and water spots will show up on showerheads, sinks, faucet handles, and other bathroom fixtures. Given that you use your shower every single day, it can be quite difficult to clean. To make your old shower look new again, there are quick and easy steps that you need to take.
Here are some helpful tips to transform your bathroom from dull and dreary to modern and sleek.
Rinse Bathroom Fixtures and Surfaces
Before you start with deep cleaning, rinse and wipe all exterior surfaces. Start with the walls, windows, and bathroom fixtures. If you notice any mold growth, spray a disinfectant solution or pour some bleach. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Doing so will help remove any grime and hair on the bathroom surfaces.
Clean Your Shower Curtain
Over time, the shower curtain and doors will soap scum, germs, and grime. To keep them in good condition, always clean the shower curtain and air dry them completely after every shower. Wash the curtain daily to remove leftover scum and any buildup. This will help you maintain a bathroom free of mold, mildew, and odor-causing bacteria. For deep cleaning, you can toss it in your washing machine at the lowest or gentle setting.
Don’t Forget Your Shower Doors
A dirty shower door glass can immediately ruin your mood the moment you enter your bathroom. But with regular cleaning, you can keep them gleaning every single time! Remove soap scum, hard water stains, and limescale by mixing vinegar and water. Fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar to create a chemical-free mixture. This cleaning solution can prevent your shower door from looking streaky and foggy.
To avoid spending the whole day scrubbing and wiping your shower doors, invest in a basic squeegee or microfiber cloth. Use a squeegee to remove moisture from the shower screens and doors after every single shower. Keeping your shower as dry as possible will prevent the spread of mildew and soap scum buildup. By removing the excess water, you can be sure that there are no smudges and streaks left behind.
Prevent Hard Water Stains
One of the most difficult tasks is removing rust marks and hard water stains. But it doesn’t have to be! Fortunately, there are tried-and-true tricks to get rid of those stubborn marks from your bathroom fixtures and surfaces. If you see any reddish stains or leftover film/soap scum, there is a high chance that there are high levels of iron, calcium, and magnesium particles in your water at home. You must first take extra steps to soften your water.
To prevent these stains from ruining the overall appearance of your shower, you need to use squeegees and sponges for your everyday cleaning routine. Doing at least 15 minutes of cleaning every day will not just remove extra soap scum but also get rid of any chance that hard water stains will form. Moreover, make sure to wipe clean all surfaces with a clean microfiber towel or dry rag for an extra clean boost.
Remove Dirt in Between Shower Tiles
Like other surfaces, you can clean shower tiles using a water and vinegar mixture or baking soda. However, it can be more difficult to maintain since grout can get dirty quickly. You can maintain fresh grout through daily light scrubbing and weekly deep cleaning.
Mix water and baking soda to form a homemade cleaning paste. You can rub the mixture in the grout with a grout brush or a used toothbrush. For seriously stained grout, use hydrogen peroxide then rinse it off thoroughly. Always keep in mind that the secret to having fresh grout is preventive cleaning.
Another way to keep grout clean is by sealing them again. Most of the time, mold sticks to old and peeling caulking. Applying new caulking will help keep the grout waterproof and intact for at least 5 years or longer. When you seal the grout again, you can prevent water from penetrating underneath. This can also help you give your bathroom a fresh upgrade without having to resort to a major overhaul.
Avoid Abrasive Cleaning Tools
Abrasive cleaners and materials can cause scratches to the finish of your sinks, bathtub, and other fixtures. When the surface becomes rough, the dirt and stain will be embedded deeper. Continuous use of abrasive scouring pads or products can lead to more damage because your bathroom will be much harder to clean.
Add Proper Ventilation
Mold and mildew form when moisture gets stuck in the corners and crevices. Make sure to open your windows or turn on your vent to let your bathroom become dry as needed. Installing an air ventilation system in your bathroom is a remodeling design idea for hassle-free cleaning. Using a dehumidifier will also help stall mold from growing.
When you have a well-ventilated bathroom, the chances of mold and mildew growth are much lesser.
Now’s the Time for a Bathroom Remodel
If all things fail, consider tackling a bathroom replacement or remodeling project. Our team at Erie Bathroom Remodeling is here to help you with all of your bathroom remodeling needs. Get the shower upgrade you need and work with our bathroom remodeling experts! Give us a call to speak with our professional staff.