Keep your Wetroom Looking Brand New With These Cleaning Tips
Your wetroom is finally finished and it looks fantastic, but how do you keep it looking as good as the day it was fitted? Keep your wetroom looking brand new with these cleaning tips, and you can’t go far wrong.
1. Keep floors and walls clean and dry
Your wetroom is likely to be fully tiled or covered with waterproof surfaces, therefore it’s important to keep all these surfaces clean and dry wherever possible. Sweep or vacuum up any debris and clean down floors and surfaces with a mop or with a damp cloth or sponge. Use detergent and rinse with clear water where necessary. Remove excess water from walls after showering with a rubber squeegee or cloth and soak up any moisture from the floor with a dry mop.
2. Clean little and often
It’s always best to take a few minutes to clean and tidy your wetroom every day, or after each time it’s used. Pick up towels and put them to dry, wipe down walls and floors, and clean sinks and toilets. You’ll still need to do a thorough clean once a week to keep everything hygienic, but cleaning little and often will make the job easier and keep your wetroom looking clean and fresh in-between cleanings.
3. Clean from top to bottom
Use antibacterial cleaning products in your wetroom, especially around your toilet, to keep it as hygienic as possible. Start by cleaning your wetroom from top to bottom, using a sponge or cloth. Use glass-cleaning solutions for mirrors, windows and other glass installations, and always remember to wash any cleaning cloths after use.
4. Keep your wetroom well ventilated
It’s important to have adequate ventilation in a wet room, especially as poor ventilation can cause mould and mildew to form. If you’ve got an extractor fan, ensure that it’s checked and cleaned regularly to keep it free from dust.
5. Tackle mould and mildew before it has a chance to get hold
If you spot the first signs of mould or mildew arm yourself with a bleach solution or proprietary mould cleaner and a scrubbing brush and get to work before the mould has a chance to take hold. Ensuring that your wetroom is well ventilated each and every time you use it can reduce the chances of mould developing, as can using anti-microbial sprays when you clean. If you are using chemical cleaners, make sure that the room is adequately ventilated when doing so.
6. Don’t let your wetroom get cluttered
Part of the appeal of a wetroom is its simplicity so make sure that you keep the contents of your room to a minimum. It will not only look better, but it will be easier to clean, thereby reducing the chance of your wetroom developing mould or mildew.
7. Check for leaks
Keep an eye on your wetroom for evidence of leaks. If you do see signs of leaks in the plumbing, contact your wetroom installer or a plumber.
8. Incorporate clever storage
Not a cleaning tip as such, but having adequate storage will help to give your wetroom an inviting and relaxing feel. Keep items such as cleaning products and spare loo rolls hidden away, and only leave things and toiletries that you use on a daily basis to hand.