Bathrooms are supposed to help you to de-stress and relax after with cold showers and warm baths. But just like other elements of the house they too need proper maintenance and care. Here are a few common problems and solutions to deal with them in a smart way. You can also request and refer free catalogs like Ballard Designs or Pottery Barn for similar solutions and useful products to deal with the maintenance and cleaning issues.

1. Poor Ventilation

Poor ventilation retains moisture and humidity in washrooms. This leads to accumulation or dripping of moisture residue from walls and ceilings. In such cases, it is evident that your washroom has no or little ventilation. To address this problem you may have to repair the damaged fans and install proper ventilation with the assistance of professional. Cleaning ducts from time to time are also recommended and cost around $350.

2. Molds

With poor and improper ventilation molds and mildew is a natural occurrence. Sometimes mold can be toxic to our health and hence it is important that we deal with it as early as possible. To clean the mold, use white vinegar with a spray bottle. Vinegar is non-toxic and safe mold cleaner which does not need to be diluted with water. You can use a brush or cloth to clean the vinegar sprayed surface. Don’t forget to use protective gloves while cleaning. The other (easier) option is to hire a professional Phoenix house cleaning company, or a company wherever you are based, as they are easy to book and the results can be amazing!

3. Slow Drains

Slow drains are the result of debris and hairs getting stuck into the pipes. You can unclog drains by flushing them with drainage products or hot water. If it doesn’t work you may have to fish out stuck items with the help of a drain snake. If you don’t address this problem in time you may have to deal with clogged drains in the near future.

4. Dull Brass Fixtures

You don’t need to buy expensive brass polishers or cleaners to bring back lost shine of your brass fixtures. Make a light paste by mixing equal amounts of lemon juice and baking soda. Use a brush to clean the fixtures with this solution and your brass fixtures would appear new like.

5. Grungy Grouts

Grout tiles may become grungy due to mildew with the passage of time. The best way to deal with them is to clean them with a brush dipped in vinegar. You can also spray vinegar on the infected area and scrub it away after 10 minutes for better results. Bleach is a great alternative to vinegar. Chloride bleach along with an equal amount of water can aid you in cleaning mildew efficiently.

6. Filmy Glassdoors

Glass doors in bathroom showers become filmy with mineral buildup. To get rid of mineral residue spray the door with vinegar and leave it untouched for a few minutes. Next, rub and clean with a paste made from the same amounts of salt and baking soda and rinse the door.

7. Crusty white faucets

To deal with mineral deposits on fixtures you will need white vinegar and three paper towels to get started. Let the paper towels soak in white vinegar and wrap them around the faucets. Let them stay there overnight.

Remove wrapped paper towels the next morning and scrub the faucets with warm water, dishwashing liquid, and a toothbrush. Your faucets will now shine bright enough to reflect the light.

8. Consistently running toilet

Constantly running toilets can be annoying and can bring with them increased water bills. To tackle continuously running toilet all you need to do is peep in the flush tank and simply unstuck the flapper chain that may be stuck and you are good to go.


Most of the issues mentioned above can be dealt with a little amount of expenditure. You may need to buy to utilize simple ingredients like salt, bleach, lemon juice, vinegar or tools like drain snake and plungers to tackle these problems. But ignoring them for long durations may result in bigger issues which will come with extra expenses. Hence, it’s recommended to solve these problems as early as possible. In complicated scenarios, you may have to take the aid of professionals like plumbers and certified cleaners to ensure safe, clean and tidy washrooms.

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