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Time for a spring clean

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Out of all of the rooms in the house, the one that needs the most attention come Spring is the bathroom. Time to launder the shower curtain, clear products from your cupboards and vanity units and scour the shelves inside.

All fairly obvious things, really. Perhaps you might not know though a few of these tips for deep cleaning your bathroom?

It’s always a good idea to pre-clean before disinfecting. So, get yourself a dry cloth and use it to wipe away any dust, grime and hair from all your surfaces – the sink, tub, toilet pedestal and cistern, the tub/shower floor. Removing the dry debris makes much lighter work of disinfecting.

It’s easy to miss what’s above your eyeline. Up there though are vents, fans and corners that need dusting. Carefully remove the fan vent covers so you can wash them in hot, soapy water. Dry them with a clean cloth. Wipe the fan blades with a dry cloth too.

If you don’t like the thought of using expensive cleaning products packed with industrial chemicals, try natural alternatives. Made up in a spray gun, a half-vinegar, half-water solution will cut through grime on tiles, surfaces, cabinet fronts and the soap scum in the shower. For more stubborn grime, you can mix up baking soda and water to form a paste, good for your shower and bathtub. For the most persistent gunk, substitute the water for vinegar.

While you’re at it, best clean the grouting too. Sprinkle baking soda on your floor and spray with undiluted hydrogen peroxide. Then scrub gently with a toothbrush.

For really ingrained dirt you can improvise a scouring powder. Get to work on that stained tub by sprinkling on it a powder made up of 1 cup of baking soda, ½ a cup of salt (non-iodised), ½ cup of washing soda and 5 drops of lemon essential oil (for a pleasing scent). Apply the resultant powder on a surface you have first wet with water or undiluted vinegar (for more stubborn stains) and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Scrub with a stiff brush, then rinse with water or vinegar.

Of course, if your bathroom no longer looks rejuvenated after a thorough Spring clean, time to consider a new suite or a complete refurbishment. If you’re in the area and looking for Swindon bathroom installers, make sure you give us a call. We’d be delighted to discuss and offer you a free, no obligation quote on the cost of a new bathroom.

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