Like every other household furniture, bathroom cabinets also require proper maintenance. It is vital if you want your cabinetry to stay around for a while. And also look like you just purchased it.
With a few daily and routine checks, your bathroom vanity basin can look like new. You can read up on some of the best methods to try below.
Cleaning your Vanity Basin
You will need to clean your bathroom cabinets regularly. And this includes the sink, bathtub, toilet seat, shower head, floor, and of course, your storage cabinet.
Ideally, you should do the cleaning once a week. But there is nothing wrong is doing it daily, twice a week or monthly. It all depends on how often you use the bathroom. A unit in a personal bathroom may require less cleaning compared to the one in the kids or family bathroom.
You can use any cleaning agent on your cabinets. But I would recommend you refrain from using bleach on wooden materials. It is okay to wipe the sink with harsh chemicals, but the drawers and storage spaces should not come in contact with any toxic agent.
Remember that your towels and wipes are stored there. And exposure to these harsh agents can lead to skin irritation. A better option would be to make use of natural cleaners such as vinegar and baking soda.
Getting it to Last Longer
Aside from regular cleaning, there are other steps you can take to ensure you get the best out of your bathroom cabinets. It doesn’t matter whether it is standing or mounted unit, you will need to consider what you keep in it. While most of the best brands feature long-lasting materials, they can only hold so much weight. So you want to take care not to overload your cabinets with heavy metals.
Ordinarily, vanities should hold your towels, creams, soaps, oils, and even your medical supplies. And these kinds of stuff weigh next to nothing.
You will need to perform routine checks for wear and tear. You can do this by looking for cracks and dents throughout the cabinet. Although most products come with a glossy finish that prevents moisture from getting through, you want to be sure there isn’t any fault.
For floor standing units, you need to check the bottom of the cabinet for any water damages. You also want to be careful not to place heavy materials on wall hanging units. Also, you want to keep kids from playing on top of the sink, as it can lead to damage to the cabinet. And even worse, cause injuries to your little ones.
Lastly, you want to be careful how you open and close the doors and drawers. They usually feature handles or knobs that are fitted using screws. So they can easily give way when you use extreme force to gain entrance into the cabinet. Also, you shouldn’t lean on the doors, as the hinges can easily pull out when subjected to pressure.