The Bathroom is the most overworked room in any house the fixtures, fittings floor and walls have to undergo constant exposure to heat, moisture and water. Your Bathroom is going to wear out and after a while will have that ‘tired’ look familiar in many Essex Bathrooms. Here are a few maintenance tips to add a few years to your old Bathroom or to properly look after a New Bathroom Installation making sure it serves you and your family for a long time.
Clean Once A Week
Clean your bathroom at least once a week this will keep mold and mildew at bay and keep your bathroom looking fresh and new. There are plenty of commercial cleaners available at your local Supermarket, or you can use natural cleaners like vinegar mixed with water and bicarbonate of soda, these will add sparkle to your taps and fittings.
Check For Leaks
A leak no matter how small can damage your Bathroom so while cleaning in all those hard to reach places look for leaks around the bath, toilet, taps and the tap connectors beneath the bath and basin (if possible). Is there any water beneath the bath or sink? If so there’s a leak. Any leaks need to be seen to before they become worse and cause more serious issues one of our Plumbers will be happy to advise you on any leaks.
Check Toilet & Drains
Check your Toilet by flushing and check your drains by running the taps and shower, is water draining away properly? Or is it draining slowly? Are there any bad smells coming from the plug holes? Foul smells and slow draining water means there’s an obstruction somewhere in your pipes, this needs to be moved before your drain blocks. Blocked drains lead to flooded (and damaged) Bathrooms.
After a while sealant will break down and allow water through thoroughly check the sealant and make sure there are no gaps. Any old sealant that’s no longer watertight or covered in mold will need repairing or replacing.
Check & Clean Grout
Grout has lots of exposure to water and moisture so sometimes breaks and falls out, if left the tile could eventually loosen allowing water to creep behind the wall. Periodically check the grout in your wall and floor tiles for any wear and tear and make sure it’s clean. Grout is prone to staining, and regular cleaning will keep it looking new while protecting your tiles and wall/floor. Grout will wear out before tiles do and should always be repaired or replaced when it gets too bad.