By ATS Team, Last updated on November 20th, 2016
That awesome feeling when you first walk into a clean, fresh smelling new bathroom is pretty nice.
It’s a shame it gradually loses its “new bathroom feeling” kinda like the family car lost it..
..but it doesn’t need to!
You can keep your bathroom looking new and clean, and it doesn’t need to be time consuming. In fact, this will save you a lot of time. Keeping things fresh definitely has perks.
Ensuring your bathroom stays clean has historically not been an easy task, how many times have you spent your valuable Saturday scrubbing in the shower? For a good looking and clean bathroom feel, there’s a few steps you can consistently follow to make those Saturday scrubs a thing of the past.
Tip 1: Protect vulnerable surfaces
Keeping your bathroom clean starts with giving a little extra protection to the vulnerable parts, in particular the grout, glass and chrome parts. These surfaces are both highly exposed to stain causing things and vulnerable, staining quickly. Its nice to prevent the build up of yucky things rather than trying to remove them each time, so use grout sealers and liquid glass and chrome coating liquids to repel water, soap scum and other stain causing microbes.
Sealing and protecting the vulnerable parts of your bathroom won’t cost much and will often preserve the pleasant look of your bathroom for a few years before needing re-application, quickly returning the value for your small investment. If you would like to learn more about glass, grout and chrome protection, try this guide.
Tip 2: Avoid bleaches and other, strong acidic base cleaners.
Bleach is really good at getting the job done, buts its also very acidic and may make your bathroom artificially age very fast by stripping out colour as well as rusting various parts of the bathroom. The most vulnerable parts of the bathroom are the chrome items, as the acidity will often lead to rapid oxidisation of the surface and cause rust build up.
Any bathroom furniture tainted by the bleach, such as vanity cupboards or shelving will quickly discolour, causing unpleasant light shades of colour patches we do not miss from our old bathrooms. Keep your bathroom clean, and keep it looking good, by using mild detergents or hot water to wipe surfaces. Try to minimise the use of bleach and other acidic compounds as much as possible.
Tip 3: Using eucalyptus oil with disinfectant to mop or wipe tiles
Using nicely scented eucalyptus extract oil with your hot water and disinfectant will ensure mopping your tiles is more hygienic and smells good. Eucalyptus is anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral and even a deodoriser. It may also be used to clean the walls inside the shower, so you will easily get a nice clean bathroom out of one mopping bucket.