By Eloise Evans on 29/06/2017

Where water is involved, sometimes keeping things clean can be a little bit tricky – especially if things get damp or musty! That’s why Drain Doctor is here to help. In this four-part series, we will be giving you a few helpful tips on how to keep your bathroom and kitchen clean!

We’ll start this week off with cleaning tips for the bathroom: part one!

  • Flatten it out: Don’t let things dry crumpled or folded, as they will become damp, smelly and even mouldy! Hang towels as flat as possible to let them dry, not just over a hook. Also, pull the shower curtain closed when letting it dry so no water stays in the folds, causing discolouration and mould.
  • Banish water spots: After your shower, quickly wipe the door down with a micro fibre cloth. This will catch all of the water before it dries and makes for a dirty door!
  • Breathe of fresh air: What with showers, baths, running the tap for washing hands, faces and brushing our teeth, the bathroom holds a lot of moisture. It can be pretty destructive if it just sits and stagnates in the room, causing mould and condensation. Let your bathroom breathe as much as possible by circulating air. So, open some windows or vents and let in some fresh air!
  • Banish mildew: The grout in between your shower tiles absorbs oils from shampoos and soaps and can lead to mildew growth. It’s usually quite easy to clean, and all you need is a mixture of 1 part bleach and 10 parts water and scrub it with a soft-bristled brush, followed by a pH-neutral cleaner to remove any traces of the bleach.
  • Regular preventative cleaning: To prevent blockages and clogs in your drains, get into the habit of giving the pipes a good clean. When it comes to drains, out of sight is definitely not out of mind and should never be a forgotten factor of your cleaning routine. If your pipes start to become a problem, you’re usually already too late for a quick fix. Get it sorted earlier and simply clear out any clogs before they build up with grease, oil and hair. All you need is ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of white vinegar. Pour the baking soda into the drain first, followed by the vinegar. When it foams up, leave it for a few minutes and then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs.

These tips will help to keep your bathroom looking sparkly clean and blockage free! Visit us again next week for Cleaning Tips for Your Bathroom: Part Two! However, if you find that your drains ever need a little TLC – give Drain Doctor a call!