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How To Clean Bathroom Fixtures?

Bathrooms are one of the messy places in your house. So, it demands special care and cleanliness for your health and the healthy environment of your home as well. We have some tips on how you can keep gleaming your bathroom fixtures with regular cleaning. Here’s how –

How To Cleaning Bathroom Sinks?

Whether it is a part of arrogance or standing as a pedestal, when you enter a bathroom, a bathroom sink is often the first thing you see.

Using the bathroom sinks if someone left them messy, you can not hide them behind the shower curtain. So you definitely want to keep them shiny and clean.

You can easily clean your bathroom sinks with a general-purpose spray cleaner or mix up one cup of white vinegar with one cup of water.

If you have stubborn grime, you can scrub the sink with the handmade paste using baking soda and water, or can scrub the sink with any mildly abrasive cleanser as well.

If you have soap scum, vinegar always works well for removing them. Dry the sink by polishing it with a soft cloth to make it shiny.

How To Cleaning Bathtubs?

To clean Porcelain or ceramic bathtubs, you should use General Purpose Cleaners or hand-made paste from baking soda and water, vinegar, and water. You should be careful about the ingredients of the cleaner because, if you use undiluted bleach on a porcelain tub, it can hurt and could remove the finish on porcelain and could be the cause of pits. If this happens, your bathtubs will lose their gorgeous look and feels. For rust cleaning purposes, you can use stain removing cleaners.

Acrylic and fiberglass tubs are very easy to clean. These types of tubs do not have any pores in them. Simply using a small amount of dishwashing soap and water, you can keep your tubs clean and shiny.

Use soft cloths to wipe the surface of the tub for regular maintenance. Bath oils can build up scum. So, if there is someone in your house who uses bathing oils while bathing, wipe down your tub as soon as bathing is completed to avoid those scum build-ups on your luxurious bathtubs.

How To Clean Metal Bathroom Fixtures?

You probably have cleaning tools for the metal fixtures at your home. You can clean and keep sparkling your bathroom metal fixtures using everyday items that will not harm or scratch the metal. Here are some of our favorite tips –

How To Clean Shower Heads And Faucets?

A possible reason is to build up limescale when fixtures are in contact routinely with hard water. Showerheads are the main area where limescale buildup easily.

Nowadays, showerheads come in many different styles with different materials.

So, depending on the composition of your showerheads and faucets, you can try a couple of different ways to get rid of the lime.

How To Clean Chrome Bathroom Fixtures?

To clean and remove the lime from shower heads that are made with stainless steel, chrome, or any other coated metal surfaces you can follow the 1-8 steps as below-

  1. Take a plastic back and fill it with white vinegar.
  2. Place your showerhead in the bag.
  3. Seal and secure it with rubber bands as best you can.
  4. Leave this for approximately an hour.
  5. Remove the bag and flush away the vinegar by turning on the shower.
  6. Remove the showerhead from its vinegar bath and polish it gently.
  7. Dry and Polish with a soft cloth.

How To Clean Brass and Bronze Bathroom Fixtures?

It is often recommended to use only water for the cleaning if you have brass finishes or oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. Due to their delicate nature, these finishes can be damaged. So, to clean them use some warm water and rub them with a soft cloth gently.

Bronze is especially fussy. This is true for the fixtures with living finishes that are intended to change over time. So, be careful and check any cleaners before applying them to your bronze fixtures.

Always read the manufacturer’s care instructions since the commercial cleaners could damage the surface of your fixtures. It would be a good idea to test a cleaning product on an inconspicuous part of your fixture. This way if any damage takes place, it would be hard to spot.

If you have a hard time cleaning your brass fixtures, the cleaning secret may already be at your home.

How To Clean Brass Bathroom Fixtures?

You can use what you have already at your home to make your brass fixtures gook great and it does not to be costly.

Many brass cleaners may be available at your local hardware store but nothing can give you a better result than a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda. To clean the brass fixtures with lemon juice and baking soda, follow the below steps-

  1. Equally mix baking soda and lemon juice and make a paste.
  2. Apply this paste to your brace fixture using a soft cloth or a toothbrush.
  3. Rub lightly and leave the mixture to dry on the fixtures.
  4. When the mixture is dry, rub it with a gentle sponge or a clean soft cloth and you will see your fixtures are shining like new.

How To Remove Soap Scum From Chrome Fixtures?

Soap scam is another unavoidable bathroom maintenance problem that you can overlook. But, with the right solution, you can save your chrome fixtures from looking dirty. To do so, the most convenient way is to rub your chrome fixtures with a dryer sheet. Regardless of whether the dryer sheet is used or unused, it will start cleaning instantly.

Also, you can try another option by using a small amount of your cooking spray on your chrome fixtures. Try to use plain cooking spray which does not have a lot of add-ons. Coat your chrome fixtures with cooking spray and after that, clean them with a soft cloth.

How To Remove Rust From Bathroom Fixtures?

You can get rid of rust by using a thick paste mixing up equal parts of lemon juice and salt. Without scratching the metal surfaces, this solution is acidic enough to scrub away the rust from the metal surfaces.

When it comes to chrome fixtures, most rust can be removed by gently scrubbing with a soft cloth.

How To Clean The Toilet and Toilet Bowl?

Use a mixture of water and vinegar or a General Purpose Cleaners and spray it to the outside surface of the toilet. Then wipe to clean. Use a mild cleaner to clean your toilet seat. A dishwashing soap with water will just work fine to clean up the toilet seat surface.

Use any antibacterial toilet cleaner to sanitize the bowl. You can also use a homemade mixture of one gallon of water with a 1/4 cup of bleach to clean the toilet bowl.

Use a soft and dry cloth to wipe off any drips and splashes on the surrounding area.

Joseph A. Bartel
Joseph A. Bartel

Hi, I'm Joseph and I'm passionate about home improvement, particularly bathroom and toilet spaces. With over eight years of experience, I've acquired knowledge in various projects, cleaning tips, plumbing solutions, and fixture installations. I'd love to share this knowledge with you, whether it's selecting the right cleaning products, troubleshooting plumbing issues, or upgrading your bathroom fixtures. Let me help you create a sparkling and functional bathroom and toilet space.