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IS MY BATH OR SHOWER IN NEED OF SOME TLC?

Your bathroom is a sanctuary. To make sure your restroom retreat remains a lavatory of leisure, it’s important to be mindful of bath and shower upkeep. From stinky drains to clogged bathtubs, we’ve got you covered with these handy tips to make the most out of your water closet.

HOW CAN I KEEP MY BATH AND SHOWER IN GREAT CONDITION?

 

 

How Do I Clear a Clogged Bathtub?

A clogged tub drain can quickly turn your relaxing soak into a headache. To combat this common issue, remove any visible debris from on or around the drain such as hair or soap scum. Tools like “Zip It” style drain snakes are cost-friendly and reach deep into your pipes to pull out stubborn stoppages. For a natural remedy, mis equal parts baking soda and vinegar, pour it down the drain, wait about 15 minutes, and flush the drain with hot water.

How Do I Keep My Bath Drain Clean?

Keep your drain flowing freely by using a hair catcher to trap loose hairs and other debris before they create blockages. Also, periodically flushing the drain with hot water will dissolve soap scum and residue and keep your water draining smoothly.

How Do I Address Bathroom Leaks?

Bathroom leaks don’t only waste water. They can lead to more serious problems like mold growth and water damage. Keep an eye out for leaks coming from your shower heads, faucets, and around your toilet. Tighten any loose connections you may find and quickly replace any worn out seals. If the issue continues to persist, call a professional to diagnose and repair the leak source.

How Do I Remove Shower or Bath Drain Smells?

Nasty odors emanating from your shower or bath drain can quickly become a nuisance. Using our previously mentioned baking soda and white vinegar mixture, you can fight drain odors by letting it sit in the drain for at least 30 minutes before flushing it down with hot water.

How Do I Repair a Bathtub Drain Stopper?

If your stopper is not properly sealed, take a look for any visible damage or debris on or around the stopper mechanism. If there is any accumulated gunk, thoroughly clean it off to ensure a snug fit. If the stopper is old and damaged, a replacement is a cheap fix – just make sure it is the correct size. If there are further, more intricate issues, consult your bathtub’s user manual for specific instructions.

 

Daily and Weekly Maintenance Tips

 

Daily:

Rinse your shower and bath after each use to wash away grime, gunk, and hair.

Run your bathroom fan to prevent mold and mildew buildup. Leave it on for an extra 15 minutes after each shower.

Wipe down shower doors after each shower. This loosens any grime, utilizing the steam’s full cleaning power.

Use microfiber towels to wipe down tiles shower doors to avoid leaving any lint behind.

Leave your shower door or curtain open after each use to get rid of any leftover humidity.

 

Weekly:

Spray the walls with a vinegar or diluted cleaner solution.

Wipe tiles and shower walls with a sponge.

Clean grout with a soft scrub brush, avoiding harsh chemicals.

Remove soap scum from shower doors with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, followed by scrubbing with a microfiber cloth. For extra strength, add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide.

 

As Needed:

Seal grout once or twice a year depending on how often the shower or bath is used.

Clean your shower head by tying a plastic bag filled with distilled vinegar over it and leave it overnight. Remove in the morning and run the shower to remove any dissolved buildup.

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