Your bathroom is one of the most important areas in your house. It is the space where you get to clean yourself, feel rejuvenated, and relax with a nice bath.
This is what makes it so crucial to think about the design and keep the space itself sanitary. Whether you’re pursuing mindful bathroom renovations or trying to spruce up your area, you’ll want to get rid of stains.
Stains can be extremely troublesome, so here are some tips for eliminating some of the most stubborn ones that may crop up in your bathroom.
Getting Rid of Mold and Mildew
White mildew stains can be tough to clean. You can try using a cloth sprayed with bleach or vinegar to clean the surface and walls. If the stain is still visible, you can use a paint scraper or a toothbrush to remove the white mildew stains. If your paint becomes discolored, you should consult an experienced painter to repaint the surface.
Mold is more problematic because it spreads and causes health risks. Proper ventilation for the bathroom is essential to prevent mold from growing. Along with that, make sure you remove any moisture or condensation near the ceiling. Lastly, you should change or clean your shower curtains regularly to prevent mold from growing inside the curtains.
If you already have a mold issue, you should bleach the affected area and thoroughly clean it with vinegar and water. Otherwise, remediation professionals will handle severe cases.
Cleaning Up Your Toilet
Cleaning your toilet can be one of the most difficult tasks. Eventually, stains and dust will accumulate on your toilet bowl, and it will start to become a health hazard.
Remove the tank and the seat, and scrub the bowl with a metal brush, a toilet bowl cleaner, a sponge, and bleach. You should be careful using bleach on porcelain. Make sure to rinse it well.
You could also apply cooking oil and spread it with a soft rag. Afterward, you can start scrubbing the toilet with scouring pads, chlorine, and soapy water.
Cleaning Water Stains
It may seem impossible to get rid of hard water stains from bathroom tiles because, well, you don’t want to add water. However, it’s very doable with some vinegar and baking soda. You can also do a scrub mix with some salt.
A brush or sponge should help you get into the nitty-gritty bits. You’ll want to use a water softener on the plumbing in your bathroom to prevent future staining.
Keeping Grout Clear
Stains can come from growths and build-ups that rest on your grout lines. You can easily find some grout cleaner to apply to the grout. Pair that with toothbrushing on the lines, and you’re good to go.
If it’s really stubborn, you may need to use a poultice to get a more intense scrape. Acid cleaners are also useful, though their hazardous nature and risk to your skin may make them a more professional option.
Cleaning is a big part of the aesthetic of your home. This is what makes sanitation such a big deal when it comes to home design tips. If you can get rid of pesky stains, your space looks all the better regardless of your interior style.
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