Ideal Ways to Clean the Faucets and Fixtures in Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are a part of the house that reflect on your hygiene habits; therefore it is imperative that your keep it extremely clean and tidy. Apart from hygiene, since these areas tend to keep moist, they may even harbor harmful germs and bacteria. Thus it becomes important that you keep his area clean.

While there are many ways in which your bathroom can not just stay clean but even sanitized, one important detail that we tend to overlook is the cleanliness of the taps and other fixtures in the bathroom. The faucets too can be a nestling space for harmful bacteria. If you aren’t sure about how to keep these fixtures clean, don’t fret! We have the perfect tips and tricks up our sleeves that will enable you to clean them easily. Read further to know more-

  1. Lemons: Lemons are extremely effective and can work just like any other cleaning chemicals. Soak a cottonwool in lemon juice and drape it around the base where you observe collection of limescale. After an hour or so, you can scrub it with a toothbrush and then rinse it. You will see a sparkling tap base.
  2. Baking Soda and Lemon juice: If you have brass fixtures at home then polish them using a paste made out of baking soda and lemon juice. You will have to mix equal parts of both these ingredients and dip a toothbrush into it and then lightly scrub all the fixtures. After the solution dries up buff it with a clean cloth.
  3. Vinegar: The bathroom faucets tend to gather mineral deposits, so it is important to clean it regularly. You can do so by making use of vinegar. Soak paper towels in white vinegar and wrap them around your faucets overnight. In the morning remove it and dip a toothbrush in a diluted dishwashing liquid and scrub the faucets to remove any of the leftover mineral deposits.
  4. Lemon Oil: You can apply a thin coat of lemon oil on shower doors as it will avoid the build-up of soap scum. You can also pour two tablespoons of lemon oil on a cloth and wipe the door with it. For best results, do it at least once a week.
  5. Borax: Borax is very helpful in removing rings from the toilet bowl. Make a paste of borax and lemon juice and apply it on the surface. Now allow it to sit for an hour or two and hen scrub it. You will see the rings disappear.
  6. Alcohol: If your mirror gets stained with hairspray and other splatters then buff it with a lint-free cloth and a bit of alcohol. You can even make a homemade recipe for glass and mirrors: add a cup of cold strong black tea with 3 tablespoons of vinegar and use this to scrub the mirrors and glasses in the washroom.

Cleaning Bathtubs

When it comes to cleaning the bathtub porcelain or ceramic bathtub should be cleaned using a general purpose cleaner, vinegar, and water. Alternatively you can even make a paste out of baking soda and water. Always remember that you should never make use of undiluted bleach on porcelain tubs as it can cause pitting of the bathtub. If you have an acrylic or a fiberglass bathtub then such tubs will not have any pores and thus they can be cleaned easily with small amount of dishwasher liquid and water. The surface of the tub can be cleaned using a soft cloth. Remember, if you are making use of bath oils, then it is important that you wipe the tub immediately after bathing to avoid build-up of scum.

There are a lot of areas in the bathroom, small nook and crannies which are the breeding spaces for germs. Therefore it is important that you scrub these spaces regularly with an old toothbrush so as to avoid build-up of grime and dirt.

Always remember to:

  1. Remove all the lids and tank covers along with mat floors while cleaning the bathroom
  2. Scrub the bowl right under the rim vigorously to rid of harmful germs
  3. Scrub the lid hinges too with a small brush or a toothbrush and a cleaning liquid
  4. Scrub the corners of the bath-tubs
  5. Clean the nozzles of the faucets and taps in the bathroom
  6. Clean the joints of the bathroom tiles as they tend to harbor germs
  7. Clean and scrub the base of the toilet as they tend to collect grime over the time

All Purpose Homemade Spray

If you are looking for a homemade solution for all your cleaning woes then give a try to the following solution:
1 cup distilled water
½ cup vinegar
½ teaspoon liquid castile soap
¼ teaspoon of Peppermint essential oil

Mix all the above said ingredients in a bottle and shake them well and use them wherever and whenever required. This is a very effective spray for getting rid of dirt and grime.