While COVID-induced lockdown is slowly easing across the country, the time we’ve all been spending at home has given rise to a greater focus on keeping our living spaces healthy and hygienic.
As the one room in your home that provides moments of escape, rejuvenation and relaxation, the bathroom is a space we want to keep as clean as possible. These five tips will help you prevent the build-up of dirt and mould in your bathroom, so it can continue to deliver blissful experiences throughout our extra time at home and beyond.
1. Watch out for tight spots
Hidden spaces to watch out for include:
- Corners and tight spots where water and moisture can build up. Water and moisture attract dirt and promote mould. Avoid mess from the get-go by keeping these spaces dry.
- Your shower floor and walls. Invest in a shower squeegee and remember to use it! When it comes to mould build up, it’s best to be proactive rather than reactive.
- Around your taps. Dental floss is a handy tool for removing grime from those hard-to-reach places. Simply floss in the crevices, such as in between the tap and basin to remove build up.
2. Use mild disinfectants
Keep your taps, tiles and bathtub clean by using mild, ammonia-free detergents. Not only are they less damaging than harsh cleaning products such as bleach, but they are better for the environment and for the people using the space too.
3. Don’t forget about the drains
Our top drain care tip is about prevention, rather than correction. To avoid having to deal with a clogged drain, we recommend a simple, regular routine:
- Pour some boiling hot water down the drain, followed by a cup of baking soda.
- Add a cup of white vinegar and another cup of hot water, then leave for 10-to-15 minutes.
- Flush out with water from the tap or outlet.
This useful trick uses plumbing-friendly products to prevent build-up from soap residue and hair, keeping your drains sparkling clean and removing unwanted scents from entering the bathroom.
4. Keep the air flowing
Our top tip for keeping your bathroom fresh day-to-day is to make sure that you keep it well ventilated.
Cracking open a window or using the exhaust fan, especially when you shower, lets air move through the space and prevents moisture, removing mould and mildew.
5. Embrace storage solutions
Is one of your goals to embrace clutter-free living?
Create a practical storage system that works for you by investing some time into thinking about what you use the most and where it should live. A little up-front organisation will keep your bathroom tidy for years to come, as clutter can seriously reduce the zen factor in any room of the home.
—Daniela Santilli is marketing lead for Reece Bathrooms, who are committed to Bathroom Happiness, even in unusual times. Customers can book in for a virtual or in-store consultation here, or speak to a consultant about the latest products for their project.