Taking care of your bathroom and laundry appliances is important can increase the lifespan and save you a heap of money in the long run. Many of our laundry repairs could have been easily avoided with some simple maintenance.
Here are some effective tips that will keep your bathroom and laundry appliances in perfect condition.
Taking Care Of Your Washroom Appliances
1. Use Gentle Products If You Have Chrome Bathroom Appliances
Chrome is a popular choice for bathroom fixtures due to its versatility and resistance to corrosion, it is also brighter and has a styling finish. It suits modern styles and goes well with stainless steel fixtures. However, there are also some downsides of chrome such as the fact that it is prone to scratch and it easily shows fingerprints of water spots.
Chrome is a soft metal so avoid using a scouring pad or another abrasive tool, use a soft cloth or a non-abrasive sponge. In most cases, just a mixture of soap and water can be enough to remove the dirt and grime from the chrome appliances. Scrub the surfaces by applying too much pressure to avoid damaging them. Use an old toothbrush to clean those hard-to-reach places.
If you have a commercial property (like a self managed super fund property) you will want to ensure your cleaners are not using harsh chemicals.
Avoid using harsh chemicals, if you are using a bathroom cleaner make sure it is suitable for chrome. Apply chrome polishing to improve the finishing of the fixtures and improve their durability.
2. Deep Clean Your Laundry Appliances
Washing machines and dryer problems occur and the appliances start to lose their efficiency after a point of time. You may notice that your clothes are not coming out as clean as they used to when the machine was new. The main reason behind this is the scaling that occurs due to the micro-residuals present in the water. This can be a big issue in areas that have hard water.
Use a strong machine cleaner that is able to remove all the scaling without damaging the metal and plastic parts of the appliance. This does not necessarily mean you have to buy the most expensive machine cleaner in the market but also buying the cheapest one is not advisable.
3. Ensure Proper Ventilation
The bathroom is the room in your house that experiences moisture more frequently. When you are not able to control the humidity in your bathroom it can create big problems such as mold, mildew, and algae appearance in the fixtures and then.
Open your windows when using your bathroom or if you don’t have one use a bathroom vent fan, it gets rid of the moisture and removes odors. Leave the fan off for about 15 minutes and make sure to clean it. Avoid leaving the curtains or shower doors closed. Another way to reduce the moisture levels is to pay attention to damp spots near the fixtures that could be a sign of leaking.
4. Taking Care Of Your Shower Doors
Your shower doors give a stylish and beautiful look to your bathroom so it is important to take care of them properly. Make sure to clean it after you use it to take advantage of the steam and moisture to get rid of the grime and water spots faster. Simple and affordable ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and salt. Create a paste with them and use a damp sponge to clean it.
A part that is usually overlooked when cleaning your shower doors is the tracks. If you neglect them they will build up dirt and grime and the longer you take to clean them the harder it will be. Use the vinegar solution and leave it overnight and use an old toothbrush if there is any small part that requires your attention.
There are some choices that you can make when you are selecting the right shower doors for your bathrooms to make them easier to clean and maintain. Keep clean and frameless shower screens with fewer chrome brackets. You can even coat the glass with nano-technology coatings that reduce the build-up of dirt and grime.
5. Clean And Shiny Faucet
Taking care of your faucet regularly is important for your health and to increase the lifespan of your appliance. The hard mineral content of tap water makes it easy to build up a deposit of limes around the fixture. If your faucet fixtures are made of stainless steel or chrome use a mixture of vinegar, it is an affordable and eco-friendly solution.
If you believe that you need something more potent then look for a specialized lime dissolver.
Make sure to clean the aerator at least once a year.
This is an important part that ensures there is a smooth flow from the faucet and can easily suffer from dirt and grime build-up. Just remove it from the faucet and clean it with soap, water, and a toothbrush. Make sure to replace minor components like springs and seats regularly because they are subjected to a lot of wear and tear.
If you follow the tips mentioned above you will have a clean, fresh, and functional bathroom for years to come.