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Three Ways to Deep Clean Your Bathroom

A deep clean

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Your bathroom is one of the most commonly used room at home.

And obviously, due to its high usage by family members and guests, it’s important to keep it tidy at all times because it’s not just towels being folded up nicely on the towel rail that they’ll be judging you on.

Any mould or dirt on show not only looks grim – it’s a hotspot for health hazards.

Below, read about the three main reasons why you should give your bathroom a good scrub regularly and the easiest ways to do it:


To get rid of mould

Mould and damp

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Mould can take its time to develop before it becomes a prominent feature of your bathroom. It may begin as a small mark, but when left untouched, it can suddenly become a pretty nasty sight.

If you leave mould in your bathroom for a significant period, there’s a likelihood it will lead to health issues such as allergic reactions, asthma attacks, skin and eye irritations and sinus congestion.

A result of excess moisture mould is caused by several things including rain water seeping in through windows, condensation and failure to properly ventilate a room.

Take mould to task

If there’s a small amount of damp then removing it is very straightforward, however a significant batch may require a professional to remove it.

For a simple home remedy, start by mixing some mild detergent with warm water in a bucket. Next grab a mask and rubber gloves to stop you breathing in any mould spores.

Crack open your bathroom window and wipe the mould off your surfaces. Then use a dry cloth to dry the excess moisture left by your soapy mixture. It’s as simple as that.

If you’re looking for a surface to resist mould, then consider installing bathroom wall panels as they are waterproof and don’t require grout, which is a platform for mould to develop.

Wall cladding is another great alternative for your bathroom walls. This surface is also damp resistant and is able to withstand extremely warm and cold conditions. Not only that, it is a much cheaper alternative than tiles and grout.

To stop the development of germs

Washing hands with soap

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As your bathroom is one of the warmest rooms in the house, it’s a hotbed for germs, as they can multiply quickly in these areas.

Continuously washing your bathroom surfaces will kill germs before they can spread. If you leave your surfaces untouched, they can contaminate other areas of your home. One tip to help avoid spreading germs in your bathroom and home, is to wash and dry your hands thoroughly.

Other things to avoid are leaving damp clothes and bags on the floor as they can transfer dangerous bacteria and contaminate the surfaces around your home.

To get rid of waste

This may seem obvious, but when you use the toilet it’s very important that you wipe away any human waste that remains after flushing.

It’s also important to note that if you keep the toilet seat up, germs can still spread around the room. This means that your towels, toothbrushes and bath mats can be contaminated. This just resonates how important it is to give your bathroom a deep clean once a week at the very least to maintain good bathroom health standards.

If you’re looking for a bathroom surface that is easy to clean and resistant to damp, get in touch with DBS bathrooms today and we’ll help you pick the best wall cladding for your bathroom.

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