TIPS & CARE

Johnson Bathroom's Cleaning and Maintenance Tips - Cleaning your bathroom might seem like a mean task, but if done routinely it will keep the bathroom not only clean but also germ free..

The bathroom is the most damp and humid place in the house, providing ideal conditions for mold, bacteria, viruses, etc to grow. A regular cleaning regime and measures will ensure that your bathroom remains a dry, clean and healthy space. H&R Johnson offers a range of sanitary ware, in various shapes and designs that will match your conventional as well as contemporary bathroom designs. You can go ahead and even indulge in a Jacuzzi bath for your bathroom.

GENERAL MAINTENANCE TIPS

  • The bathroom should be cleaned once a week and even more frequently if you are a large family.
  • Make it a firm rule in your home to rinse out the tub or shower stall immediately after you use it.
  • To discourage mildew growth in the bathroom, increase air circulation and light to decrease moisture.
  • Always start cleaning the bathroom from the top and work your way to the floor.
  • Install and properly maintain dehumidifiers, vents and exhaust fans
  • After handling soapy cleansers and cleaning solutions please make sure you wash your hands clean and wipe them dry.
  • Ensure you wipe the bathroom floor dry with the help of a wiper every time after a bath, to prevent slipping and falling.
  • Ensure that all electrical appliances in the bathroom, are installed away from direct sources of water.

TAPS & FIXTURES

  • Avoid using strong cleaning agents to clean taps and other metal fixtures like shower units and knob, these may damage not only the surface coating & affect the working of the product.
  • Use mild cleaning to clean taps and other fixtures. Instead spray cleaner and rinse thoroughly with water
  • Avoid using acids and bleaches of any kind as these can lead to significant damage
  • A simple eco-friendly cleaner can be used safely for cleaning metal fixtures. Spray & let it remain on the faucet for 5 minutes and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • Inspect the taps for remaining stains, scum or grime. If more cleaning is needed, fill a plastic bowl with 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of white vinegar.Scrub the tap with a nylon scrub to loosen dirt particles and wipe with a soft damp cotton cloth. Finally, wipe the taps dry for a sparkling finish.
  • It is also essential to keep the drainage pipes clean to prevent clogging. At least once a month clean up the drains to keep them free of grease, dirt, and hair. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes then pour boiling water down the drain to wash down any clogging.
  • To clean clogged showerheads, fill a plastic bag with undiluted white vinegar & submerge the showerhead in it. Secure the bag with a rubber band and leave it to soak overnight. The next day, scrub the shower with a toothbrush and wash it clean.

TILES

Tiles cover most of your bathroom. So it is obvious that dirty tiles will make the entire bathroom look shabby. Lightly scrubbing the tiles after a bath will not allow dirt and soapy residue to build up.

  • A handy and easy way to tackle stubborn dirty grout lines is to prepare a paste of 3/4th cup baking soda and 1/4th cup bleach and with the help of an old not-in-use toothbrush, apply it along the dirty grout lines.
  • Grout is porous and absorbs oils from shampoos, conditioners, and soaps, which encourages mildew growth that can spread to the tiles it surrounds. To clean mildew use a mix of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach and scrub with an old soft not-in-use toothbrush. Finally, wipe off with a clean damp cloth..

SANITARY WARE

You can use liquid cleansers available in the market to clean your sanitary ware.

There are various solvents available that can be used to not only clean but also disinfect your sanitary ware. Keep a long handled brush and a nylon scrub handy. Always wear rubber gloves while using cleaning solutions and keep the cleansers out of children's reach

Toilets

You can use strong cleansers available in the market to clean the toilet bowl. Apply the cleaning solution on the insides of the toilet and let it remain for 15 to 20 minutes. Then slightly scrub with a long handled toilet scrubber and flush to clean. Do not use harsh chemical solvent to clean the plastic toilet seats as they might damage the material. Use a mild soapy solution and scrub with a soft scrub to avoid leaving scouring marks. Wash off the seat with an anti-septic solution to disinfect it.

Bath tubs

Bath tubs need to be regularly cleaned to prevent formation of slime on the inside. Bath tubs are best cleaned with mild soapy solutions on the inside. Since your body would come in direct contact with the tub, harsh cleaning agents could harm your skin. The outside of the tub, though, can be cleaned thoroughly with a bathroom cleanser.

Wash basin

The wash basin is the most frequently used sanitary ware in the bathroom (brushing teeth, shaving, washing hands and face, etc). It is important that it is kept clean at all times to insure it is germ-free. It is advisable to gently scrub it clean after every use, or at least once a day. Readily available cleansers can be used, provided they are not harsh. Even soap solution works well, but would require some scrubbing. Using an anti-septic solution is a good idea.

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