Bathrooms and water fittings
wall surfaces are either ceramic tile, epox or plastic carpet and they let in
water if they are broken or if the seams are damaged. Broken and leaking taps
and toilet seats are real water-wasters.
other damages that may cause a water damage must always be reported. Make a
note of fault or in an urgent case, call our maintenance service at 020 7699
Real Estate Management Federation (Isännöintiliitto) gives out five tips for
cleaning the bathroom:
ceiling, floor and walls of the bathroom. Choose the cleaning liquid according
to the surface material and avoid rubbing the seams between tiles too hard. Remember
to dry the floor after washing it.
strainer of the sink. If the sink is not draining properly, pour unclogging
agent down the drain. Do not throw rubbish in the sink or it will get clogged.
filter of the washing machine. It is cleaned according to the instructions of
Clean at least twice a year:
drain and its inner parts. Detach the lid and clean the dirt from it with a
brush. Take out the drain trap carefully and take out the rubbish such as hair.
Spray the drain then with water. Remember to put the drain trap back tightly.
You can get a net or a filter for the trap so that hair is easier to take out.
The valves are cleaned by vacuuming and wiping them. If the valves can be taken
off, they can be cleaned with a mild washing liquid. When you are putting the
valve lids back to their place, be careful not to touch the adjustments on the
Cleaning the drain trap
Cleaning the drain traps
regularly is the tenant’s responsibility. The trap collects hair etc. and
slowly clog the drain. The trap is cleaned by lifting the lid and digging out
the rubbish by hand (use gloves). Rinse with clean water and for example, with
dishwashing liquid and then put the lid back on.
If the plug of the trap
leading to the sewer has come off and the smell from the sewers enters the
bathroom freely, make a note of fault on our website.
Cleaning the sink trap
If you know how to, you can
clean the drain trap of the sink by twisting the trap and cleaning it out of
the rubbish inside. If you do not know how to do this, leave a note of fault.