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Bathroom Cleaning Tips

The bathroom is probably everyone’s least favorite room to clean.  It’s used heavily, and there’s always evidence of that in toilet rings, tub rings, soap scum, deposits, and mildew.  It may not always be fun to clean the bathroom, but it can at least be a little easier.  Here are some tips for tackling those stubborn spots:

 -Wipe shower walls and doors with a microfiber cloth after each use to prevent soap scum build up.

 -Spread a light coating of lemon oil to frosted glass doors and tile walls to keep soap from sticking to them.

 -Use vinegar to remove white lime deposits on your faucet.  Soak a paper towel in vinegar and wrap it around the affected area.  Remove and buff dry after ten minutes.  This method may discolor brass or colored fixtures.

 -If you have a porcelain tub, apply car or boat wax to the sides.  This will make all the dirt and soap run right off of it.  Never use this method on the bottom of the tub.

 -Use a wet pumice stone to remove stubborn toilet bowl rings.  Only use this method on porcelain toilets, as it will harm the surface of colored, enamel, or plastic fixtures.

 -Pull the shower curtain closed when it isn’t in use.  This will keep water from stagnating in the folds.

 -Unclog a showerhead by submersing it in a plastic bag filled with undiluted white vinegar.  Seal it with a rubber band and let it soak overnight. 

 -Clean and disinfect tub toys with a solution of half a cup of vinegar to one gallon of water.  Let the toys soak for ten minutes, then rub with a sponge.

 -Use a bleach mixture to clean grout.  Spray a combination of 1 cup of bleach to 3 cups of water onto the grout and use an old toothbrush to scrub.  Rinse with cool, clean water.

 You’re now well on your way to a shiny, clean bathroom!  Remember that leaks or bathroom plumbing that doesn’t work correctly can cause even more cleaning problems.  Be sure to call A&W Plumbing at 618-687-5862.