With a regular cleaning routine, your bathroom fixtures will stay shiny and odor-free and have a better chance of lasting a long time. From your tub to your bathroom tiling in Glendale, AZ, here is a spring cleaning checklist that will not only leave your bathroom smelling fresh, but also keep your fixtures and tiles in tip-top shape:
- Clean exhaust fans: Since bathroom exhaust fans work to remove moisture and steam from the air to stave off mold and mildew growth, make sure fan grates are clear of lint, dust and other particles. Use a vacuum to suck out the bulk of the buildup, then remove the fan cover and wash in warm soapy water. While that’s drying, check for any blockage in the ductwork before replacing the cover.
- Pick up items that retain moisture: Another cause of bathroom mildew is wet items, like towels, washcloths, garments, bath mats and paper products. After an initial spring cleaning, utilize hampers in the laundry room, wash bath towels after every three uses, run floor mats through the washer once a month and don’t leave moisture-retaining items in bathrooms with showers. Doing this also eliminates bacteria and other germs.
- Wash shower curtains: Your fabric shower curtain and plastic liner must be washed, too. Wash curtains per the instruction tag and consider tossing the dirty liner and buying a new one (they’re inexpensive). It’s not unusual for the bottom part of the liner where water settles to transfer mold to the inside of the tub. In other words, a clean shower liner can help to maintain the cleanliness of your bathtub.
- Pre-clean fixtures: To get your bathroom fixtures as clean as possible with little mess, pre-clean first—use a dry cloth to wipe away dust and hair from surfaces, and then vacuum or sweep floors.
- Give fixtures a thorough cleaning: To breathe easier, use eco-friendly cleaning solutions and clean cloths or sponges on everything from the tub and shower to the sink and toilet. Let cleaners set a few minutes to better guarantee that shower soap scum and mildew will break down enough to wipe off easily. If you have multiple bathrooms or large bathroom spaces, break up your spring cleaning into a couple days versus breaking your back to get it all done in a single go. And don’t just focus on the surfaces you can see—be sure to inspect hard-to-reach areas as well.
- Clean walls and floor: Keep your bathroom tiling in Glendale, AZ looking new by deep cleaning floors and walls. By mop or by hand, disinfect all tiles, and be sure to get into the seams where individual tiles connect.
- Repair any damage: While doing your bathroom spring cleaning, be on the lookout for damage, like cracks and deep scratches on tubs, shower walls, floors, vanities, toilets and cabinets. Have professionals make repairs before leaks or total breaks happen, which could mean the need to invest in replacement fixtures.
This spring, if you are in need of repairs, refinishing or replacements to fixtures or bathroom tiling in Glendale, AZ, call to the knowledgeable professionals at A-1 Porcelain & Fiberglass Service L.L.C. for the help you need.