Unlock the secrets to maintaining a spotless wet room and learn how to clean wet room flooring and maintain a clean wet room effectively. In this comprehensive step-by-step guide, we’ll reveal the importance of regular cleaning and provide practical insights into cleaning textured wet room floors, removing wet room drain covers, and achieving optimum hygiene in your home.
The Importance of Regular Cleaning
Regular cleaning is essential to keep your wet room in top condition, but how often should you clean the floor? Ideally, a weekly cleaning routine is recommended to prevent the buildup of grime and mould. However, more frequent cleaning might be necessary if your wet room sees heavy use. Day to day, simply using a squeegee to move any water remaining on the floor into the drain can prevent the accumulation of bacteria.
Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning a Wet Room Floor
To ensure your bathroom is thoroughly cleaned, follow our step-by-step guide. Note that these instructions should be followed on dry floors, so if your wet room was just used, you should allow it time to dry out first before giving it a thorough cleaning.
Step 1: Gather Your Cleaning Supplies
Before you start, ensure you have the following supplies ready:
- Warm water
- Floor cleaner
- Soft cloths
- Mild detergent
- Baking soda
Step 2: Clear the Wet Room
Remove objects such as bathmats from the wet room to allow easy access to all corners. If you have a shower curtain, ensure it is pulled back out of the way.
Step 3: Dust and Sweep
Begin by sweeping the floor and walls to remove loose dirt and debris. This will make the cleaning process more effective.
Step 4: Wet Room Flooring Cleaning
- Mix warm water and a suitable floor cleaner in a bucket.
- Using a mop, start cleaning the wet room flooring, paying attention to corners and textured areas.
- For textured wet room floors, use a soft-bristle brush to reach into the crevices and remove dirt.
- Rinse the floor thoroughly with clean water to remove any residue.
Step 5: Cleaning Walls
- Dip a sponge or cloth in warm, soapy water.
- Gently scrub the walls to remove soap stains or any buildup.
- Rinse with clean water and wipe dry.
White vinegar is naturally effective at removing the build-up of soap scum and will also sanitise the area (don’t worry – the vinegary smell will dissipate quickly!).
Step 6: Maintaining Wet Room Fixtures
Remember to clean the fixtures like extractor fans at least twice a year. Dust and wipe them down to ensure they work efficiently, using a long-handled tool if you are unable to reach them.
Step 7: Removing Stains
- For tough stains, make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply it to the stain, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse.
- Mild detergent can also be used for stubborn stains.
- Use a sponge and warm water for soap stains on walls and floors, avoiding abrasive scrubbers to prevent damage. Leaving vinegar to sit on the soap scum for 30 seconds or so can make this job much easier.
Cleaning a wet room can be slippery work. Ensure your safety by:
- Wearing non-slip shoes.
- Using rubber gloves to protect your hands.
- Ensuring the room is well-ventilated to prevent inhaling cleaning fumes, by turning on the extractor while cleaning, for example.
- Making accommodations for the less abled, such as providing handrails and non-slip mats to enhance safety during cleaning.
- Asking for help if you are unable to reach certain places.
Regularly cleaning your wet room’s flooring and surfaces is the best way to prevent mould, mildew, and bacteria that can lead to unpleasant odours and potential health concerns.
For more expert advice on wet room maintenance and accessibility solutions, contact EA Mobility at FREEPHONE 0808 281 2665. We’re here to help you create a comfortable and safe living space for everyone.