Cleaning the bathroom is sometimes a frustrating task. Aside from having to dedicate time to do it, the results often don’t reflect the amount of effect we put in. But in this case, it’s quite possible that we’re not using the right methods.
Strong chemicals are not the best option for cleaning the bathroom, since many of them contain harmful substances. Whilst cleaning, they’re released into the air and can affect our health. We should try to use less aggressive chemicals, as well as taking appropriate precautions when we’re using them.
As well as this, natural methods are completely safe. The best thing is that they’re also highly effective. Because of this, it’s work to trouble to switch to natural methods for magnificent results. Here are some ways to clean the bathroom with ingredients that anyone can easily get hold of.
Clean the bathroom starting with the toilet
The toilet is a place where the most bacteria accumulates. Because of this, it should be cleaned daily. If you don’t have time for this, at least apply a squirt of toilet cleaner each day.
The inside of the bowl should be cleaned with a disinfectant which contains chlorine. It’s really important to use gloves and a face mask. Simply apply a little to the inside of the toilet and leave it to act for a few minutes. Then, scrub with a brush and flush the toilet.
If there are stains or other build-ups, the best to use is vinegar. Make a mixture with even parts water and vinegar. Then, apply the mixture to the areas in question. Leave it to act for 10 minutes and then flush.
You can also apply cola drink to achieve much the same effect. Simply pour it over the area in question and leave it work for 30 minutes, then scrub. Then, repeat this process. This type of drinks can also help to clear the pipes.
The bath and sink
The bath is another place where stains and residues build up. Vinegar is highly recommended in this case. Apply it with a sponge over the stains, leave it to act for a few minutes and the wash with water.
You can also use paper towels soaked in white vinegar. Place them over the stain, leave for 15 minutes and the remove. Then, rinse with water.
In the sink you’ll need to pay special attention to the taps and plughole. The best things to do is use a brush. Clean them both well, inside and out, at least once a week. This way you’ll never have blockages.
The shower and tiles
The main difficulty with the shower is accumulation of calcium, or lime scale. When this happens, once again the answer is vinegar. Simply make a mixture with equal parts of water and vinegar and put it in a spray bottle. Then, spray all the metallic parts of the shower with the mixture. Finally, clean all areas with a dry cloth.
The same mixture can be used for the tiles. When there are salt, lime scale or stains, spray the mixture liberally over the affected areas. Wait five minutes and then clean them.
Sometimes the spaces between the tiles can look dirty when they’re supposed to be white. This is due to an accumulation of dust and other dirt. To clean these crevasses, the best advice is to use a mixture of water and potash. Mix them in equal parts, wet a toothbrush with it, and clean between the tiles.
Cleaning mold in the bathroom
When cleaning the bathroom you can’t miss the presence of mold. It tends to accumulate in different places, such as the floor, the door frame, and corners. The best option is to use a mixture of equal part warm water, bleach, and soap.
Apply the mixture with a spray bottle over all the areas where you can see mold. Then, use an old towel to clean the areas with the help of a broom. If there is mold on the carpet, you should soak the area in the mixture. Leave for a few minutes. Then scrub it well.