Cleaning your bathroom is a chore, we know. Most people aren’t too thrilled when it comes to bathroom cleaning. That being said, it is absolutely paramount to clean your bathroom regularly if you want to have a healthy home.
More and more people are turning towards green and eco-friendly alternatives to cleaning products, at least when they are doing maintenance cleaning, rather than deep cleaning. In order to learn how best to clean your bathroom with homemade and eco-friendly cleaning products, we reached out to cleaning pros at All Star Cleaning Service.
Here are some of their tips.
There are two ways you can go about cleaning your bathroom. You can either wait for it to get really dirty and grimy and then do a really detailed and time-consuming deep cleaning of just about every part of your bathroom – and you’ll probably have to use some really strong chemicals to get everything sorted.
Or, as an alternative, you can invest some time each week and do a brief maintenance cleaning and keep your bathroom clean and usable for much longer.
Case in point – your drains. They are pretty inaccessible, so you probably don’t think about them much until they get clogged by hair or other debris – at which point you might even have to call a plumber to sort out the problems. On the other hand, you can simply pour some baking soda followed with some vinegar down your drains once a week.
Let it sit for about half an hour and then pour hot water down the drain. The majority of grime and odor will be removed with the simplest of household chemicals with no adverse effect. Well, apart from the smell of vinegar – but that’s what soaps are for, right?
Another part of your bathroom that you can clean with baking soda are the grouts between the floor and wall tiles. These get naturally dirty over time, but baking soda has great oxidizing powers – making it an ideal and safe bleaching agent – not to mention that it sanitizes everything.
Create a paste from baking soda, dish soap and water, apply it to the grouts and scrub it off. A simple brush should be enough for most areas of your bathroom, but you might want to consider a toothbrush for the details and hard to reach places.
Depending on the material your tub or shower are made of, you might want to use different cleaning compounds. However, one thing that all tubs and showers have in common is soap buildup and grime. This can easily be removed by vinegar and letting it sit for a short while before simply washing it off.
For more detailed work, you should know what your tub or shower are made of. For instance, a fiberglass material can easily be treated with baking soda and dish soap, whereas porcelain is a bit more complicated. With porcelain, you need to apply some lemon juice and alum powder. It will have to be kept overnight, and cleaned off in the morning.
There is a trend in recent years of having natural stone like marble or granite in the bathroom as well. If you have a bath/shower like that, you need to consult the manufacturer and learn what products you can use, because natural stone can be damaged by overly acidic compounds.
As you can see, for the large part, it doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated to green clean your bathroom. All it takes is a bit of your time and effort and you can keep your bathroom clean without using harsh chemicals.