Column units are excellent for maximising storage and functionality in your bathroom. With their multiple shelves, compartments, and clever design features, these units can help keep your bathroom organised and clutter-free.
Yet, as regularly used bathroom furniture, particularly in those busy homes, column units will require ongoing cleaning and maintenance. With a good regular cleaning schedule, bathroom column units will remain looking as good as new, lending a hand to a fantastic looking-bathroom. And, if maintained correctly they will remain in peak condition for many years to come and serve this room well.
Here, The Bathroom Showroom offers simple but thoroughly effective tips on cleaning and caring for your bathroom column units.

Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Bathroom Column Units

To keep your bathroom column units looking their best and functioning properly, regular maintenance and cleaning are essential. Here are some quicks tips to help you maintain and clean your column units:
  • Always Look To and Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions
Before cleaning your column units, refer to the manufacturer's instructions for any specific care or cleaning guidelines. As different materials and finishes may require different cleaning methods, it's important to follow the recommended instructions to avoid damaging the unit. This will ensure the longevity of your units and help you get the very best from them daily. 
  • Dust Your Bathroom Column Units Regularly
Dust and debris can accumulate inside and on the surfaces of your column units. So, it's a good idea to get into the habit of dusting them regularly. Creating a regular effective cleaning routine will help immensely with this task. Opt for a soft, lint-free cloth or a duster to remove dust from the shelves, compartments, and surfaces. A quick flick over once a week should keep that dust at bay.
  • Avoid Using Any Harsh Chemicals
Harsh chemicals, such as bleach or abrasive cleaners, can damage the surfaces of your column units. Avoid using these chemicals and opt for mild, non-abrasive cleaners instead. If you're unsure about which cleaners to use for your specific units, consult the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Opt for the Mildest of Cleaning Solutions
For regular cleaning, a mild soap or detergent mixed with warm water should be enough to keep your column units clean and healthy long term. Avoiding harsh abrasive cleaners will not only keep your units protected but will also help you steer clear of using chemicals in this space. Dampen a soft cloth or sponge with the soapy water and gently wipe down the surfaces of your column units. Rinse the cloth or sponge with clean water and wipe away any soapy residue. Dry the surfaces thoroughly but gently with a soft cloth.
  • Remove Any Stains From Your Column Units Promptly
If you notice any stains or spills on your column unit, it's important to clean them promptly to prevent permanent damage. Again, this can be done with a mild cleaning solution or a specialised cleaner that’s recommended for the specific material of your unit. Apply the cleaner to a clean cloth or sponge and gently blot the stain. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing, as this can spread the stain or damage the surface. Rinse the cloth or sponge with clean water and wipe away any residue. Dry the surfaces thoroughly.
  • Check for Any Loose or Damaged Parts
Finally, for good practice, it’s worth getting into the habit of regularly inspecting your column units. This works well in helping you spot any potential loose or damaged parts as you're able to act on them straight away. Check that the shelves, drawers, doors, and handles are functioning properly and tighten any loose screws or fittings. If you notice any significant damage or issues that can't be solved by DIY, contact your local bathroom professional for a repair or replacement.

Keep Your Bathroom Column Units Looking Fabulous Long-Term

By following these maintenance and cleaning tips, you can keep your bathroom column units looking beautiful and functioning optimally for years to come. For further articles on caring for your bathroom fittings and fixtures, take a look at our Rest And Relaxation Blog Section.