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How to Maintain Your New Condo Bathroom Renovation in Canada

Have you recently had your bathroom redone? If so, here’s how you can protect your investment and keep your bathroom looking brand-new for longer. The truth is that bathrooms are highly frequented areas and they tend to experience a lot of wear and tear. Keep reading for some tips on how to maintain your bathroom renovation so that it lasts for years to come.

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Cleaning Different Bathroom Finishes

What’s the best way to keep your bathroom looking fresh for longer? Regular cleaning! While some of these chores need to be performed daily, others only require weekly and/or monthly cleaning. Following a cleaning schedule can help you save time and energy. By performing small tasks each day, you can cut back on the length of time it takes to perform a deep clean.

Tiles and Grout

Tiles and grout lines collect dirt, grime, oils, and moisture on a regular basis. Make sure to wipe down the tiles and grout with a cloth soaked in vinegar or baking soda after every shower to eliminate the bacteria and dirt that accumulate. Deep cleaning can be done weekly to keep stains and odours at bay.

Shower Fixtures and Hardware

Shower fixtures and hardware require special cleaning products to prevent the chrome or nickel finishes from getting scratched. Use white vinegar or commercial mineral descalers to prevent buildup on faucet handles, showerheads, and other fixtures. Check with the manufacturer’s recommendations before using commercial cleaning products as some products work better on chrome finishes than others.

Shower Doors

Shower doors can be a haven for soap scum, water beads, and grime. Whether the doors are framed, frameless, glass, or plastic, using the right cleaning products can extend the lifespan of the shower doors. In addition to using a squeegee on the doors, thoroughly wipe and clean the tracks, rollers, sealant, and other shower mechanics. Microfibre cloths can be used to wipe down the walls after showering to remove excessive moisture.

Drains

Cleaning your sink and shower drains monthly can prevent several unpleasant issues that could otherwise lead to bigger problems. Clogs are the most common problem in shower drains. Hair, soap scum, and other debris can accumulate over time, leading to blockages that prevent water from draining efficiently. In addition, regular cleaning removes the gunk where bacteria multiply, thereby preventing unpleasant odours from permeating your bathroom.

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Preventing Mould Growth in Your Condo Bathroom

As the bathroom is the most humid room in your home, excessive moisture can cause mould development and damage to your walls, shower, and vanity surfaces. Mould buildup can lead to serious health conditions, including respiratory distress.

Proper ventilation systems are necessary to ensure all excess moisture is drawn from the room. Maintaining a balanced humidity level can prevent mould and mildew development and protect the surfaces, hardware, and fixtures in your bathroom. Use the exhaust fan for at least 20 minutes after showering and/or keep your bathroom window open (if applicable) to remove moisture.

Prevention is the key to protecting the bathroom from high humidity levels. Here’s how to limit humidity in your bathroom and prevent mould growth. Inspect the grout and ensure it is waterproof and tightly sealed to prevent moisture from seeping into the walls of the shower unit. Regularly use squeegees for the walls and corners, switch to liquid soap dispensers, open doors and windows after showering, hang or wash wet towels, and run a dehumidifier, if necessary. In addition, always wipe down fixtures after showering.

Dealing with Water Damage

Water damage in a condo bathroom can lead to high costs and repairs for the unit involved and possibly for the repairs of other units. A water leak can be linked to a defective faucet seal, a pierced drainpipe, improper appliance hookup, or infiltration through a wall or roof.

If there is evidence of a leak in your condo bathroom, it is important to notify the building’s maintenance team and supervisor as soon as possible. The property manager will identify the cause of the leak and have it repaired immediately. As the condo owner, you should also notify your insurance company and ask for their advice.

Ensuring the Longevity of Your Bathroom Renovation

A bathroom renovation can be a major investment. Regular care and maintenance can go a long way in protecting your investment.

During the daily wipe-down, make note of leaky pipes or areas where moisture regularly builds up. Inspect your bathroom for any cracked or broken tiles or disturbed grout seals. Even the smallest leak behind fixtures and under the sink can be a cause for concern. If any repairs are needed, even minor ones, they need to be addressed right away to prevent the issues from getting worse and causing costly repairs.

For a proper clean, consider hiring a professional cleaning service for a regularly scheduled deep clean once a week to prevent problematic issues from arising. A condo bathroom may be small but there are many hard-to-reach areas, including the ventilation fan and ductwork. Professional cleaners will have the products, equipment, and methods to maintain a healthy environment.

Rely on the Condo Bathroom Renovation Specialists at Lampert Renovations

Lampert Renovations has been designing and building bathroom renovations for more than 45 years. We offer exquisite results with top-quality bathroom fixtures and finishes. All of our products are designed to withstand the test of time with low maintenance requirements so you can spend more time enjoying your new bathroom instead of spending time cleaning it.

Contact us for more information on our condo bathroom renovation packages. Call (416) 787-4925 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your no-obligation quote.

About Lawrence Lampert

Lawrence Lampert is the third generation running Lampert Renovations with over 45 years’ experience in the family business. He first started working for his father at the age of 15.  In 1980, Lawrence began running the retail end of the business, gaining experience in selling products and designing showrooms. Lawrence began running Lampert Renovations in 1995 and started up Lampert Bath Liners Plus in 2004, providing customers with acrylic bath liner systems as a grout-free and budget-friendly solution.

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