Cleaning in your bathroom is an absolute must but sometimes it isn’t always clear which cleaning products can be used on different surfaces in your bathroom and what can be harmful. The number one thing to consider is to not allow the wet surfaces to remain wet any more than a few hours. In bathrooms, your number one enemy is mold and mildew. To help you combat mold and mildew, surfaces should be cleaned regularly and kept dry as much as possible. Proper use of exhaust fans during and after bathing goes a long way to keeping your bath safe and clean. To help save your plumbing fixtures, we will be going over the different types of materials and what cleaning products can be used on them.
Common surfaces in the bathroom and how to clean them
Typically found on toilets, sinks or tubs, porcelain should never have any type of harsh chemical used on it to clean. Using harsh chemicals or aggressive cleaners can end up taking off the polish layer of the porcelain which allows for stains to accumulate more frequently.
To clean porcelain in your sink or tub, all you need is warm water, liquid soap and a sponge to wipe away any toothpaste residue or soap.
When cleaning your toilet, you can either use a toilet bowl cleaner or vinegar.
Fiberglass or acrylic
The best way to clean acrylic or fiberglass surfaces is by using any multipurpose cleaner. To keep these surfaces fresh and shiny.
Rubber or metal
Stay away from heavy acid-based cleaners since they will damage any rubber or metal components of the draining system. Many cleaners that use acid-based solutions are products made to unclog pipes. If you find yourself needing to do this, we recommend using them as situations come up but any frequent usage will cause damage.
To prevent future clogs, keeping your drains clean is your best bet. You can use natural drain cleaners like a salt, borax and vinegar combination or baking soda followed by lemon juice or vinegar.
Need help with your plumbing?
Whether you have an aggressive clog or leak, Watters Plumbing has homes throughout Northeastern Wisconsin covered 24/7. Give us a call at 920-204-7517 for any plumbing needs you have. We offer leak repair, new construction plumbing, same-day water heater replacement and more.