How to Keep Your Plumbing Squeaky Clean: Try This Handy Bathroom Maintenance Checklist

How to Keep Your Plumbing Squeaky Clean: Try This Handy Bathroom Maintenance Checklist

September 15. 2020 A clean white sink

Whether our bathrooms are temporary sanctuaries for overwhelmed employees or parents who wish to seek refuge from their bosses or their offspring, they need to be squeaky clean at all times.

If you’re one of those few who prioritize the cleanliness in their bathroom, this maintenance checklist is going to help you get rid of at least 80% of your problems. Here’s what you need to do:

1.  Check the Condition of Grout and Caulk

Among the most neglected aspects of the upkeep of our bathrooms is inspecting the quality of grout and caulk around our shower or bathtubs. Grout and caulk make sure that water doesn’t seep into vinyl or tile and if it happens to get through, it will create an opportunity for mold to grow freely and decrease the overall integrity of your beloved bathroom.

This should be inspected every other week, if not annually. Also, depending on the condition of the caulk, you can consult a professional plumbing company for replacement.

2.  Clean Your Shower Curtain/Door

Every time you see a build up of scum or mold around your shower curtains or door, you should scrub them with an abrasive cleaner. This should be done, specifically, at the bottom of your shower door or curtain, especially around the corners and inside the folds.

Pro Tip: If you wish to keep your shower curtains or doors clean for longer periods of time, then you should consider keeping them closed even when you’re out of the shower. In doing so, moisture will not build up inside the folds and become a healthy breeding ground for bacteria.

3.  Clean Other Bathroom Fixtures

Similarly, every area in your bathroom that goes into or comes in contact with water, is potentially a host to mold or grime build-up. This includes your:

  • Floor drain
  • Sink drain
  • Sink faucet
  • Shower drain
  • Shower head

The water that goes through or comes out of these is known as hard water, which also consists of dissolved minerals. These minerals commonly include magnesium bicarbonate and calcium and when this water evaporates, they create a chalky-white substance to build up. This substance is also known as limescale.

Not only does limescale ruin the aesthetics of your bathroom, but it also decreases the pressure by which water comes out of, let’s say, the shower head it has formed over. Since you wouldn’t want to deal with limescale without compromising the effectiveness of your appliances, we’d highly recommend scheduling an appointment with a professional plumbing service.

4.  Clean Common Surfaces

Arguably, the most rigorous chore during bathroom maintenance is to scrub the bathroom floor, shower tray, bathtub and toilet. However, if you make it a habit to clean these surfaces more often, you could get away with lightly mopping over these surfaces and spraying disinfectants over them once you’re done.

By following all of these tips on bathroom maintenance, about 80% of your bathroom is going to remain squeaky clean throughout the year.

List Rub-A-Dub Plumbing as Your Emergency Professional Plumbing Service

Now that you’ve read up on our bathroom maintenance checklist, the next time you need a plumber or an emergency plumbing job, make sure you trust Rub-A-Dub Plumbing to sort things out for you.

We have no hidden fees, and our immediate response teams are available 24/7. Go ahead and contact us for an estimate by emailing us at info@rubadubplumbing or call us directly on 903-686-0727. You may also visit our website to find out more about our services and our plumbing service areas.

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