The bathroom is one of the most important and frequently used parts of the house. It’s also one of the most challenging rooms in the home to maintain and keep clean. This is especially true for homeowners with older homes and bathrooms made with deteriorating bathroom materials.

If you’re struggling to remove deep-seated dirt, water stains, and grime from your surfaces, it’s probably a sign that it’s time to replace them with new ones. Today’s bathroom products are easy-to-clean, low-maintenance materials that won’t chip, stain, or grow mold, ever. In fact, with the help of reputable bathroom remodelers in your area, shower, tub, and other bathroom replacement materials are highly affordable, long-lasting, and quick and easy to install.

Then again, if you’re not quite ready for replacement just yet, you might want to brush up on some cleaning tips from our team of bathroom experts at Home Concepts Custom Remodeling. In this article, we’ll reveal some of the most effective tips that you can use to keep your older bathroom clean until you’re ready to schedule a renovation.

Get Rid of Stubborn Bathroom Mold

Mold and mildew are common problems in older bathroom materials. Bacteria can be dangerous and hard to control—and once it appears in the grout, it can be nearly impossible to eradicate. What’s more, getting rid of these eyesores can mean resorting to the use of some pretty expensive and toxic cleaners.

If you’re like many people that hate bringing toxic chemicals into the home, you might be familiar with some of these somewhat safer and gentler homemade cleaning solutions. Some of the most powerful ones for getting rid of mold and mildew include:

  • A homemade solution made of 1-part bleach and 2-parts water.
  • Vinegar and water.
  • 1 cup of Borax mixed with a gallon of water.
  • 3% percent Hydrogen peroxide

Cleaning Hacks for Bathtubs

All-purpose cleaners coupled with a good scrubbing session can be used to get rid of spots and stains in your bathtub. However, if this doesn’t work, you can apply a layer of baking soda mixed with a little water to create a paste, and let it sit for 15 minutes. After that, deal with the whole tub—concentrating on the stained areas—using a microfiber towel.

If you are not satisfied with how it turns out, you might need a bathtub replacement. Home Concepts Custom Remodeling can provide top quality, durable bathtubs from Luxury Bath which are easy to maintain with its antimicrobial Microban® technology that can prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Additionally, our bathtub replacements also come in a wide variety of types, styles, colors, and patterns.

Unclog Shower Heads and Clean Shower Doors

If you want to unclog a shower head, remove it, soak in diluted vinegar, and then boil in water. Alternatively, you can pour diluted vinegar in a plastic bag, tie it over the showerhead, and leave it overnight such that the showerhead sits in the plastic bag filled with diluted vinegar and the acid will be able to break down the water deposits.

Meanwhile, you can deep clean your shower and remove water stains by spraying all-purpose cleaner on the surfaces and letting it sit for a while. After a few minutes, use a microfiber towel to scrub the surfaces, again focusing on the stained areas. You might need to repeat the process or let the all-purpose cleaner longer to be able to make it squeaky clean.

For those who are willing to shell out a couple of bucks for spotless shower areas, look into shower replacements from Home Concepts Custom Remodeling. With non-porous, mold-resistant surfaces that are easy to clean, you can say goodbye forever to heavy, intensive cleaning sessions.

Toilet Stain Solution

Eliminate toilet water stains by turning the water off and emptying the toilet bowl by flushing. Next, scrub the stains away using a pumice stone, focusing around the waterline and under the rim. Additionally, make it a point to completely remove the toilet seat on a regular basis to be able to thoroughly clean the basin with a soft scrubbing cleaner and a toilet brush.

Learn More About Our Affordable Bathroom Remodeling Services

While these tips are proven and tested methods that will help you maintain your older bathroom, it could be nearly impossible to enjoy a truly sparkling clean bathroom without a remodel. Luckily, bathroom remodeling is easy and affordable nowadays. Replacing your products could be a lot simpler than you think—with incredible benefits that include much lower maintenance requirements and a higher home value, among others.

Since 2014, Home Concepts Custom Remodeling has been a trusted name in home improvement for homeowners throughout Phoenix. If you want to learn more about our services, or to begin discussing ideas for your next bathroom improvement project, contact Home Concepts Custom Remodeling today by giving us a call over the phone. Or, if you’d like to request a free, in-home pricing estimate with one of our expert bathroom design consultants, fill out our online form.