Saturday, 28 July 2012
Cleanliness is next to Godliness
A shower is always a pleasant experience, but it's even better in a brand new ensuite! Every day when I step into the shower, it feels like I'm staying in a resort. Glossy new tiles, fresh clean grout, fluffy new towels (I had a voucher for Adairs and so felt justified to buy new towels last weekend!) and nothing but the smell of my chosen soap products. Mmmm...
So today it dawned on me that we've been living in the house for two weeks now and the bathrooms are way overdue for their first proper clean! Apologies to anyone reading who doesn't clean bathrooms - this is an entirely practical blog posting...you might want to stop reading here!
The salesperson at Beaumont Tiles advised me when we made our selections that I should only ever use diluted methylated spirits to clean the bathroom. Apparently household cleaners are either abrasive and wear down the polished surface of tiles and glass over time, or contain various silicones and waxy type ingredients that cause buildup. Both being prime environments for grime and mould to take hold.
I don't think I've used methylated spirits since I had my ears pierced at 6 years of age. The smell that hit me when I opened the bottle brought back a wave of nostalgia! It's not the nicest smell really. Not like the lovely fresh clean smells you get when you clean your bathroom with household cleaners. I wouldn't even describe it as a hospital disinfectant smell. But anyway, I want to prolong the 'new' look of my tiles and grout for as long as I possibly can, so I'll continue to use it. I must say though that it really is the best thing for mirrors anyway (along with a trusty glass cleaning cloth to dry it afterward).
Perhaps I'll clean the toilets last in my weekly ritual - so the lingering smell is the toilet cleaner, instead of the metho!
Posted by Nat at 15:40