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Bathroom Tips


Increasingly, people use the bathroom as a refuge, a place to soak away the cares of the world, so it needs to be both attractive and functional. At the same time, it should offer a healthy environment, be accessible to everyone in the family, and use water and energy efficiently.

Nearly 75% of all the water you use in your home is used in your bathroom.

Water-efficient fixtures can reduce your consumption by as much as 50%.

Here are some more Flex Housing and Healthy Housing tips for your bathroom:

  • Low-volume toilets use 80% less water than a regular toilet.
  • An aerator showerhead can reduce water use by more than 60%.
  • Ceramic tile can easily be kept clean and dry (carpets encourage mould growth).
  • A continuously operating Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) controls humidity, reducing the opportunity for mould and mildew to grow.
  • Thermally efficient windows reduce condensation so mould can’t grow.
  • To cut down on water used with each flush, put plastic bottles filled with sand in your toilet tank. Place them safely away from the operating mechanism. (Do not use bricks, which disintegrate after a while and damage the mechanism).
  • Teach children to turn faucets off tightly after use.


Cleaning tips:

  • You can prevent soap scum from accumulating on shower doors by applying a light coat of lemon oil. The oil will also keep doors shiny and, bathroom smelling fresher.
  • A drain clogged with grease or hair – Mix equal parts of vinegar, salt, and baking soda. Let it stand for 15 minutes, then pour boiling water down the drain.
  • After you clean the tile in your bathtub, try waxing the tile with a common car wax. This will repel the soap and film build-up and make rinsing your bathtub easy.


Acrylic bathtub tips:

  • Acrylic bathtubs have to be cleaned with a soft cloth and warm soapy water.
  • Use a liquid cleanser at least ones a week. Do not use powder paste, thinner or dry cleaning liquids.
  • To remove fine scratches, use Brasso or car rubbing compound and then polish with a soft cloth.
  • Do not use any acid on Acrylic bathtubs.