Bathroom cleaning can mean a lot of hard work to remove soap scum and grime. You need to control the spread of germs as well as make sure that the area is shiny and stain free.
The search for effective cleaning products can be daunting. Commercial disinfectants can contain harmful chemicals and when used incorrectly they may cause serious harm to you or damage to the finish on your tub and tile.
The good news is that these days there are several eco-friendly, homemade solutions you can use to clean your bathroom while avoiding the harmful effects of chemical-based cleaners.
You can use vinegar and baking soda for cleaning your bathroom, which is an easy process. To begin with, pour about a half cup of vinegar into the toilet then leave it for about 30-40 minutes so it gets adequate time to work.
The acidity of vinegar makes it a very effective cleaner. Large stains may be softened and effectively removed. If after you have applied vinegar and there are still some visible stains, you may consider using baking soda to scrub the stains off.
Remember to flush down the liquid. You may also complete this procedure in a single step by mixing both these homemade cleaners to achieve spotless cleaning quickly.
However, homemade cleaning solutions have their limits. You can consider another hugely popular, eco-friendly cleaning process, which is also known as ‘bathroom refinishing’.
This is the latest innovation that can make your old porcelain bathroom fixtures like bathtub, shower, tiles, sinks and countertops look just like new. Your new glaze hardens to a true porcelain finish, making it durable and easier to clean.
Choosing to reglaze over replacing when your porcelain has lost it shine will save you thousands of dollars. An added bonus is the time to clean will now be cut significantly. Porcelain with a like-new finish is easier to clean and grout is now a thing of the past. It too has a hard porcelain coating eliminating the porous breeding ground for mold and mildew.
Hiring Total Koatings, your local refinishing contractor, for non-toxic resurfacing will give you a 5-year warranty against cracking and peeling. Not all reglazing is equal so be sure to ask if you receive a warranty and if the product used is non-toxic.