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Maintenance and service

Because a bathroom experiences the greatest extremes in temperature and humidity in your home it deserves a little special attention occasionally. Here are some useful tips on how to look after your bathroom.

Massage bath system

If you want to clean your massage bath thoroughly we recommend that you use our cleaning fluid (below right). Proceed as follows: Fill the bath with water so that it covers all the nozzles. Add the detergent for the massage system (according to the dosage on the bottle). Start the system and let it run for about ten minutes. Empty the bath and repeat the procedure with water alone.

Showers

Our showers are made mainly of epoxy-lacquered aluminium profiles and toughened safety glass. To clean these we recommend cleaners that contain surfactants and citric acid. As usual you should avoid any type of abrasive cleanser, which will easily scratch the surfaces. Stains can be removed with citric acid or tartaric acid, which should be rinsed off carefully afterwards. Limescale can be removed with household vinegar warmed to 50°C: rub it in, leave to soak, rinse off. Repeat if stains are stubborn. To clean a cast marble shower tray, see Cast marble and gelcoat surfaces.

Mixers

The easiest way to remove dirt, limescale and other deposits is with soap and water. Rinse clean and polish with a cloth or terry towelling. Avoid scouring powder or cleansers that contain abrasives, acid or ammonia. To remove stubborn stains we recommend a detergent that contains surfactants and citric acid.

Furniture

Cleaning our furniture is easy. All you need is a damp cloth and possibly a little mild detergent. You should avoid scouring powder and any cleansers that contain abrasives, acid or ammonia.

Porcelain and enamel

Avoid any cleansers that have an abrasive action, such as scouring powder. The easiest way to remove stains is with citric acid or tartaric acid, which you should rinse off carefully afterwards. Limescale can be removed using an old housewives' recipe: "Heat up some household vinegar to around 50°C. Rub this into the limescale. Leave to soak. Repeat the treatment if necessary." It worked then and it works now!

Cast marble and gelcoat surfaces

Use a damp cloth and mild detergent. Don't use cleansers that contain acid or ammonia. Nor should you use caustic soda or strong bleaches. If you want a really good shine you can finish off with a fine polish and then wax with traditional car wax (!). If you do this regularly you will get a finish that will look as good as new for many years to come.