In order to keep your bathroom in pristine condition, it’s sometimes best to rely on the advice of handymen. Handymen, contractors, or labourers, whatever you call them, are experts when it comes to preserving your home and keeping everything in working order. Your bathroom is no exception. It is very important that you do keep your bathroom in working order, for if you allow it to fall into disarray, you will quickly find that your home becomes virtually uninhabitable. Your bathroom is one of, if not the most, important room in your home.
In this article, we will bring you some of the top pieces of advice that handymen have to offer with regard to preserving your bathroom and keeping everything working in tip-top order. We hope that by the end of this article you will know exactly how to look after and take care of your bathroom.
Clean Your Toilet
Disgustingly, many people from across the world, from all walks of life, keep their toilets in horrible condition, seldom cleaning it [if at all]. If you do not clean your toilet, a number of health concerns are raised. Firstly, and most importantly, you risk harbouring harmful bacteria and germs originating in your waste. Secondly, you risk mould accumulating in the basin of your toilet, which happens quite often. Additionally, cleaning your toilet leaves a good impression on those who visit your home, which is a sentiment shared by the toilet experts of toiletable.com, who go as far as to say that a clean toilet is an asset. Make sure you keep your toilet clean, presentable, and free from bacteria.
Address Leaks and Blockages Immediately
A leak in your bathroom can quickly become very damaging, as can a blockage. If you do not address both leaks and blockages as soon as they occur, you risk compromising your pipework and your white goods. Leaks and blockages can be very problematic, so we definitely suggest, as do the expert plumbers advising us on this article, that you have them dealt with quickly and effectively. Allowing them to worsen over time can just cause more problems in the future and potentially cost you more money – nobody wants that.
Invest in Anti-Slip Flooring
One of the leading causes of injury in bathrooms across the world is slippage. If you are prone to falling over or you look after an elderly person who is, it is recommended that you invest in anti-slip flooring. This flooring, which is specially designed to stop you from injuring yourself and slipping on wet and damp floors, is a great investment, albeit a costly one. Anti-slip flooring is mandatory for any households wherein small children or elderly people reside. Trust us – don’t leave it to chance.
Mould can be a big problem if you allow it to grow in your bathroom. Mould, as we all know, can be toxic, which in turn can be fatal. While it is very unlikely that you have toxic, potentially poisonous mould growing in your bathroom, it’s not worth the risk. You can simply avoid being exposed to any mould by painting your bathroom with anti-mould paint. This paint is designed especially to counteract mould growth and to kill the spores. Anti-mould paint is very economically priced and can be found in most home-supply stores. It is worth mentioning, however, due to the chemicals contained within that control the mould growth, you should wear N95 masks when painting. You can get low-to-no VOC anti-mould paint but the chemicals, as mentioned, can be toxic if inhaled, so be sure to ventilate and wear appropriate protective equipment.
Another great suggestion is to invest in a high-powered, high-quality extractor fan. Extractor fans are a frontline measure against mildew, humidity, and mould build-up. You can find them in most hardware stores – we recommend you opt for a higher-specification model so that you can reduce the moisture in the air more than lower-quality models may be able to do. Extractor fans are a good investment if you do not have a window in your bathroom – and even if you do – they are still an investment well worth making.
A quick honourable mention, and one that has not been suggested by any contractors, plumbers, or handymen, in fact, one of my own! Smart toilets are a great addition to any bathroom. They are very popular in Japan and raise your bathroom’s efficiency by one hundred per cent! In this article, we hope to have explained a few tips suggested by handymen to keep your bathroom in working order. Our bathrooms are very important rooms, as stressed in the introductory paragraphs. Because of this, treat them well and ensure they are in working order.