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How to Clean Your Toilet and Shower Partitions

Keeping public restrooms clean at all times is essential to prevent health hazards and deter vandalism. Restrooms have many different parts that require effective cleaning and the less obvious ones are easy to overlook. Cleaners may focus on the toilets and floors, but particles carrying bacteria can easily transfer from the partitions and handles during regular use. Therefore, cleaning should take place regularly. Neglecting partitions can leave the restroom looking grubby, unhygienic and uninviting.

Partitions

Partitions are manufactured using a variety of materials. In result, you need to choose the cleaning agent carefully to suit the material. Using harsh or inappropriate cleaners can damage the stalls, shorten the life of the partitions and create a haven for mould, bacteria and rust. Moreover, abrasive cleaners and pads can damage the finish of partitions. Resulting in scratches to painted areas, and protective coverings, leaving them open to contamination.

Water-based mixture with a mild detergent or soap is all you need to clean. Above all, avoid using bleach, as it can discolour plastics, and metals to oxidise.

Compact laminate

Ideal for toilet partitions because of its high durability, design and easy installation. Manufactured under high pressure and temperature they can be used in both vertical or horizontal applications. In addition, compact laminate board lasts for 10-20 years. In addition, you can adjust the thickness according to the quantity of kraft paper sheets.

It requires very low maintenance and dirt can be easily washed off with soapy water. Use warm water, household cleaner and a non-abrasive cloth to remove stains.

Solid plastic

Is another common choice and is made using a high-density polymer. For tougher stains, use a non-abrasive industrial cleaner. Make a DIY cleaner by using half a cup of common household detergent, two-thirds of a cup of trisodium phosphate, and four litres of water. Don’t use ammonia on plastic as it’s likely to cause discolouration and strip off any finishes and protective coatings.

Plastic laminate

Plastic laminate is particleboard that has a plastic laminate finish. For stubborn stains, use a cleaner that contains acetic acid. Make sure not to hose your laminate partitions down with too much water, as they can absorb too much water. Resulting in them losing their lamination. Once again an occasional coat of wax will help keep the laminate looking new.

Always rinse with clean, warm water after cleaning. Moreover, make sure to dry off thoroughly – leaving partitions damp could result in water damage or stains.

Cubispec manufactures and installs commercial toilets and shower partitions in Australia. We pride ourselves on the quality of our design, manufacturing expertise and customer care. Working with architects and designers we create toilet and shower cubicles that function beautifully and provide lasting style and elegance.

Cubispec partition systems are available in a wide range of colours, materials and finishes for both shower and toilet cubicle construction. Our mounted and overhead braced partition systems offer strength, durability and easy cleaning. In addition, we combine them with fresh, clean lines and vibrant colour contrasts.

Contact Cubispec by emailing us at [email protected] or call us at 1800 951 235 to discuss your specific project requirements.