As some of the most highly-touched surfaces in one of the most used rooms in the home, our bathroom handles have to cope with a lot! So, over time, these once sparkling bathroom additions will understandably start to look tired and worn if not cared for.
With the ability to greatly enhance the look of a bathroom suite, the bathroom handles we choose can add those perfect finishing touches to this space. Yet, to keep looking good, they will require a regular quick clean to ensure those dazzling results remain long-term.
Here, The Bathroom Showroom offers a brief but handy practical guide on how to clean your bathroom handles, including door handles, cupboard handles, and drawer handles, with expert tips to help you say goodbye to grime and hello to a pristine bathroom in no time!
The Importance of Cleaning and Maintaining Your Bathroom Door Handles
It’s crucial to keep your bathroom door handles clean as they’re one of the most frequently touched surfaces in the home. This makes them a breeding ground for bacteria and dirt. Neglecting to clean them regularly can lead to the spread of germs and a less hygienic living environment.
How to Clean Your Bathroom Door Handles:
- Start by preparing a simple cleaning solution. Mix warm water with a mild detergent or dish soap in a bucket or in the basin.
- Dip a microfiber cloth or sponge into the cleaning solution, ensuring it's damp but not soaking wet.
- Wipe down the entire surface of the door handle, paying close attention to any crevices or intricate designs. Be gentle yet thorough to avoid damaging the finish.
- For stubborn grime or dirt build-up here, use an extra-soft toothbrush to scrub gently.
- Rinse the door handle with clean water to remove any residue from the cleaning solution.
- Dry the door handle with a clean, lint-free cloth to prevent water spots and ensure a streak-free finish.
How to Maintain Your Bathroom Door Handles:
- Wipe down your door handles regularly with a microfiber cloth to minimise the accumulation of dirt and germs.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage the finish of the door handle.
- Consider applying a protective coat, such as a clear lacquer or sealant, to prolong the life and appearance of your door handles.
The Importance of Cleaning and Maintaining Your Bathroom Cabinet Handles
Cupboard handles are often overlooked during routine cleaning, but they can quickly become coated in grease and dust. Regular cleaning not only keeps bathroom handles looking attractive but also maintains a healthier and more hygienic bathroom environment.
How to Clean Your Bathroom Cabinet Handles:
- Remove any visible dirt or debris from the cupboard handles using a dry cloth or paper towel.
- Create a cleaning solution by combining equal parts white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle.
- Spray the solution onto a microfiber cloth or sponge, ensuring it's damp but not dripping.
- Wipe down the cupboard handles, paying particular attention to any sticky or greasy areas. The vinegar helps to dissolve stubborn residue and leaves a streak-free shine.
- For intricate or hard-to-reach spots, use a cotton swab or soft-bristled toothbrush dipped in the cleaning solution to gently scrub.
- Rinse your cupboard handles with clean water to remove any vinegar residue.
- Dry the handles thoroughly with a clean cloth to prevent water spots and ensure a polished finish.
How to Maintain Your Bathroom Cabinet Handles:
- Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scouring pads that can scratch the surface of the handles.
- Regularly check for loose screws and tighten them if necessary to ensure the handles are secure.
- Consider applying a thin layer of furniture wax or oil to protect and enhance the appearance of your cupboard handles.
The Importance of Cleaning and Maintaining Your Bathroom Drawer Handles
Drawer handles often accumulate dirt, dust, and fingerprints due to frequent use. Regular bathroom cleaning not only improves the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom furniture but also prevents the transfer of dirt and bacteria to your hands.
How to Clean Your Bathroom Drawer Handles:
- Begin by removing the drawers from the furniture, if possible, to access the handles more easily.
- Brush away any loose dirt or debris using a soft-bristled brush or a dry cloth.
- Create a cleaning solution by mixing warm water with a few drops of mild liquid soap or dish detergent.
- Moisten a microfiber cloth with the cleaning solution, ensuring it's not dripping wet.
- Gently wipe down the drawer handles, paying attention to any grooves or indentations. Don't use excessive force to avoid damaging the handles.
- For stubborn stains or grime, dampen a soft-bristled toothbrush with the cleaning solution and gently scrub the affected areas.
- Rinse the drawer handles with clean water to remove any residue from the cleaning solution.
- Thoroughly dry the handles with a clean, lint-free cloth before re-attaching them to the drawers.
How to Maintain Your Bathroom Drawer Handles:
- Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals that can strip the finish or damage the handles.
- Consider applying a layer of furniture polish or wax to protect the handles and enhance their lustre.
- Check the screws or bolts securing the handles periodically and tighten them if necessary.
Keep Your Bathroom Suite Looking As Good As New
Dirty and grimy-looking handles can tarnish the appearance of your bathroom. Yet, by following these tips and techniques, you can effortlessly clean and maintain your bathroom door handles, cupboard handles, and drawer handles for dazzling results.
Regular cleaning and proper maintenance will not only enhance the visual appeal of these essential bathroom fittings but also contribute to a more hygienic and inviting space for you and your family.
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If you’re looking for further help with creating a great-looking and healthy bathroom space, book an appointment with The Bathroom Showroom. Experts in all things bathrooms, we can help turn your dream bathroom into a reality.