Getting rid of mildew and mold
The bathroom is the ideal environment for mildew and mold to grow, and it is important to allow steam to exit the room and let fresh air circulate. Towel warmers and radiators can assist in this regard, but if you notice mildew and mold beginning to form, you should tackle it right away. Mold usually grows in the grout and sealant around the bathtub. Applying bleach and scrubbing using a toothbrush is the most effective means to combat the mold. You can also create a paste with bicarbonate of soda and water, apply to the affected area and leave for 15 minutes before scrubbing it away.
Don’t forget to clean the bathtub drain
Frequently removing grime and hair from the bathtub drain makes sure the water quickly flows away. To effectively clean the drain and pipes, pour half a cup of bicarbonate soda down the plughole before adding an equal measure of white vinegar. The mixture will foam up in the plug to break blockages down. Then, pour boiling water down the drain to rinse away.
How to clean bathtub faucets
Good quality bathtub faucets are designed to provide impressive durability, and withstand several years of use. To keep them looking like new though, regular cleaning is necessary.
Whether you have freestanding tub faucets or Roman tub faucets, avoid the use of harsh chemicals when cleaning your bathtub faucets as they have the potential to damage the surface. Lemon juice is ideal for dissolving limescale and build-up from water deposits, and will also provide a great shine – simply just apply it to your luxury faucets!
And if you need some help choosing the perfect faucets for your home, be sure to consult our Ultimate Guide to Faucets. For a closer look at some specific designs, you can take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Tub Faucets and Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Faucets.