Just because you’re likely not tracking mud into your bathroom after a long day of work or play outside, doesn’t mean you should neglect maintenance and cleaning in your bathroom during the winter months. In fact, bathroom remodeling and maintenance in prep for winter is actually an important part of ensuring your home stays secure and your bathroom functions smoothly during those colder months. Here are some quick and necessary tips for winter bathroom cleaning that you shouldn’t forget as the season approaches.
Verify Your Ventilation
There’s no better time than right now to upgrade your bathroom with an improved ventilation system. The increased airflow will dramatically reduce your chances of accumulating mold and mildew growth in your bathroom, particularly from the drastic amount of humidity created in the contrast from the warm air and water in your shower and the cooler temperatures in and outside of your home.
Get Great Grout
The grout holding your tile together is the number one source for mold and mildew accumulation and rot. Ward off the hazardous health risks and cut yourself some cleaning time by starting clean with a complete regrouting of your tile surfaces.
Look for Leaks
Leaky pipes, faucets, and drains not only hike up your water bills, but can lead to major water damage and even frozen pipes if not insulated well. Thoroughly check your bathroom and home for signs of water waste and replace any faulty fixtures with water-efficient faucets, showerheads, and new piping.
Buy a New Bathtub
During the coldest months of the year, you and your family are likely spending significantly more time in the shower and tub, enjoying the warmth of the hot water. On top of this, with the holiday season coming up, your bathroom will likely see an increase in the number of visitors it gets, so why not get rid of your old, cracked, warped, and outdated tub with a pristine, durable, and low-maintenance one? With the contrast in cold temperatures outside and hot water used for bathing, your old tub’s imperfections could also lead to larger structural problems if the temperature fluctuations agitate them. Avoid all of this and get even greater enjoyment out of your bathing this winter with a beautiful new tub.
Don’t put your home and bathroom’s functionality at risk this winter – make sure to prep your bathroom and your fixtures for winter with these easy renovation and cleaning tips for your bathroom. And, when you need a bathroom remodeler you can trust to get the job done quickly, thoroughly, and affordable, look to the experts at Bath Planet of Southern Tier.
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