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Bathroom cleaning tips and tricks – 7 ideas to try

Cleaning the bathroom must be one of the most hated household tasks. It can be made all the worse when your bathroom is starting to look old, tired and not coming up as clean as it used to.

Everyone wants their bathroom to look spotless and new – even when it’s not. Luckily, there are plenty of bathroom cleaning tips and tricks that can restore the sheen to your bathroom.

Read on to see some of the best bathroom cleaning tips and tricks – they may surprise you!

Tip #1: Remove grease and watermarks from glass

The tannins in tea is a natural way of cutting through stubborn grease and watermarks. Leave a few tea bags in a small glass of water overnight then use it to wash over and scrub away marks from the glass.

Tip #2: Clear limescale from glass shower screens

Water deposits leave cloudy watermarks on shower screens. These can be removed by soaking using white vinegar and scrubbing using rock salt and bicarbonate soda.

Spray the vinegar over your shower screen and leave it to soak for a few hours. Then use a mild scourer topped with bicarb and salt to rub in circular motions over the screen. Rinse with water and your shiny new glass will be revealed.

HINT: It’s easier to keep on top of cleaning glass screens. Use a shower screen spray and squeegee between showers to prevent the build-up of watermarks.

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Tip #3: Unblock a showerhead

Limescale and pink mould can cause your showerhead to become clogged over time. This is unsightly and restricts water flow, making your shower less powerful.

The most efficient way to deal with this is to soak your shower head in white vinegar. Place it within a sandwich bag filled with vinegar, then seal with an elastic band. Leave it to stand for a couple of hours and it will be clear.

Tip #4: Clear blocked or slow-flowing drains

Blocked shower and bath drains need clearing to avoid overflow problems. They also cause your bath or shower tray to become grimier, more quickly, due to slow-flowing water.

For an easy way of clearing them, pour in bicarbonate of soda, followed by white vinegar. Leave to soak for several hours, then flush away with boiling water from the kettle. This is a less chemical method than using drain unblocking products, but it’s just as effective.

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Tip #5: Raid your kitchen cupboards to clean your sink and bath

You don’t have to go overboard with the bleach to keep your sink and bath looking gleaming white clean. Citrus fruits like lemon and grapefruit are great at cutting through soap stains and grease, as is washing up liquid.

HINT: Cut a lemon or grapefruit in half and sprinkle it with bicarb and rock salt. This homemade scourer is an easy and completely natural way to clean your sink and tub.

Tip #6: Refresh grout with an old toothbrush

Prep your grout by spraying it with black mould remover or a thick foam cleaner containing bleach. Leave it to soak for around 20 mins. Come back and use an old toothbrush to scrub at the grout between tiles until the dark mould stains lift. You may need to repeat the process for tough stains.

Tip #7: Clear toilet scale with vinegar and soda

Yep – yet another thing in the bathroom that can be brought up sparkling with the tried and tested combination of bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar. Pour around 200ml of white vinegar into the toilet bowl and leave to soak for a few minutes. Follow this up with a couple of tablespoons of bicarb, then 400ml of vinegar. Wait for the fizz to subside, give the toilet bowl a good scrub and then flush away.

We hope you’ve found these bathroom cleaning tips and tricks useful. Is your bathroom looking old and tired even after a good clean? Look at the decorating ideas in this blog: How to make an old bathroom look new.

If you’d like to discuss a bathroom renovation project, you can get in touch with our customer team on 0800 980 6018 or by emailing bathrooms@basi.co.uk.

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