The bathroom is one of the key pain points for buy-to-let properties, but if you’re looking for new tenants it needs to be in great shape.
We’ve compiled a series of DIY videos on how to clean a bathroom to help you get your rental property spick and span for viewings. Here, we’re going to look at every area of the bathroom to help you get it looking its best.
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Cleaning a bathroom sink
The bathroom sink is a key feature for any bathroom. However, the type of sink you have in your property will determine how you approach the cleaning process.
For example, you have to be very careful with porcelain sinks to make sure you don’t scratch the surfaces. You’ll need some simple tools, including that vinegar, plus specialist cleaning liquid, a spray bottle, and a damp cloth.
Alternatively, lemon can also help give you a great shine on your bathroom sink. The process is similar, but you’ll need slightly different tools.
In either case, in a few simple steps you’ll have a bathroom sink looking tip top. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions.
For in depth instructions, read our article on how to clean a bathroom sink.
Cleaning bathroom tiles and bathtub
Bathtubs and tiles can accumulate grime quickly, and they’ll likely need a good going over at the end of a tenancy, especially to remove any limescale. They can feel like they’ll be a real chore to clean, but putting the work in makes a huge difference - and it’s not as tough as it looks.
Here, you’ll need a gel cleaner, which is readily available in DIY shops, along with your normal multi-surface cleaner. A top tip - find a spare toothbrush too! This can help you get into the grouting between the tiles, and can save you a ton of time and effort. Watch the video to learn how.
For more information, read our article on how to clean bathroom tiles and bathtub.
Cleaning shower head, tiles, and grouts
And in case you weren’t already bored of grouting, you’ll need to turn your attention to the shower head, tiles, and grout in the shower area if you have one.
We’ve covered tiles already, but it’s worth concentrating on the shower head. Here you’ll need your trusty distilled vinegar back in order to give the fitting the shine it deserves. Let Harriet show you how in the video below.
Read our full article on how to clean shower head, tiles and grout for more information.
How to clean a toilet
Cleaning a toilet isn’t the most enjoyable job in the world, but it needs to be done. A dirty or discoloured toilet can really put off potential tenants.
You’ll need a disinfectant spray, a toilet brush, and some gloves. You’ll also want some toilet bowl cleaner - there is a range of options available in supermarkets.
Start with the toilet bowl, soaking it in the cleaner from the rim down and allowing it to sit for at least 10 minutes.
When this is done, you should concentrate on the rim - work your toilet brush into the back and seam of the rim to get rid of the most stubborn dirt and bacteria.
Flush away the cleaner, and then finish with a disinfectant spray on the outside of the toilet itself.
Check out our full article on how to clean a toilet for step-by-step instructions.