Lockdown DIY - Bathroom cleaning tips
With most people currently stuck indoors much more than we’re used to, it's a great chance to keep on top of our homes. One way we can help you is to keep you busy with some smart and simple DIY tips.
In this article we’ve outlined three bathroom cleaning tips that can help to nip some typical problems in the bud before they become costly and improve your room's appearance. They’ll also provide you with plenty of satisfaction once they’re done and dusted.
So, if you’re done with vacuuming and you’re looking for some DIY inspiration, why not head to the bathroom and try these out?
Clean your tiles to extend their lifespan
Cleaning your floor and wall tiles is a quick job that delivers huge results and you don’t need any expensive cleaning products to get it done.
Start off by cleaning the grouting in between the tiles, simply mix baking soda and vinegar together in a bowl until it becomes a paste, then scrub the mixture in using an old toothbrush. With a little elbow grease, and a quick rinse with hot water, it should look as good as new!
Cleaning the tiles themselves is even easier. For ceramic tiles you can use the same mixture, but this time apply it with a scouring pad or a sponge – the softer the better. If you have marble tiles then some simple soapy, hot water should do the trick.
Remove limescale to protect your boiler
Limescale is the chalky substance that grows on taps and showerheads. It’s important to get rid of it before it builds up because it can ruin your water pressure, increase your energy bills and even damage your boiler. It can make the job of unscrewing taps and showerheads to replace them an impossible task, even for professional plumbers!
Limescale build up can affect water pressure and increase energy bills
If you have limescale remover, follow the instructions on the bottle. But if you don’t, you can use white vinegar or even lemon juice. Just rub it into the limescale and leave it to sit on the affected area for 30 minutes before scrubbing with a scouring pad.
Clean your plug holes to avoid blockages
Even if you’ve not currently got an issue with your drains, most with organic material such as hair and skin cells. So why not clean them up before you get a blockage that means removing the pipes or calling a plumber?
If you have drain unblocking liquid at home, follow the instructions carefully. If you don’t, boil a full kettle and pour it down each plug hole, followed by two teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda (or Alka-Seltzer) and a cup of white vinegar. You should hear some fizzing, which is the build-up being broken down and dissolved. An hour after you’ve done this, flush it with another full kettle of boiling water to wash away the gunge.
Boiling water can help to clean drains unblocked and running properly
So there you have it, three tips that will fix your up bathroom and keep you busy without needing to leave the home.
Take a look at some of these cleaning articles that show you how to fix up other areas in your home without you needing to leave it: