Cleaning the bathroom is a big job even in the cleanest of homes. If you are trying to reduce your use of traditional household cleaners and wish to transition to eco-friendly solutions, the bathroom can be a challenging space. How can you clean your bathroom successfully in an environmentally friendly way? These tips will help you.
Switch Out Chemicals for Non-Toxic Alternatives
A good place to start is with a switch to non-toxic alternatives to the cleaning products you are using. If you are using toilet bowl cleaner, which tends to include hydrochloric acid, bleach, and ammonia, switch to an all purpose green cleaner. For example, you can purchase over-the-counter cleaning products made by an environmentally friendly company. These are pre-mixed and ready to go.
On the other hand, you can also make your own. If you have an empty spray bottle around the home, fill it with the following combination: equal parts of both warm water and hydrogen peroxide. You can spray this directly on your toilet and other bathroom fixtures and simply wipe away the germs.
Another important area is in drain cleaners. Be very careful when using these products because they can easily pollute the ground water. What’s more, most plumbers do not recommend them for how harsh they are on the pipes. Rather, choose an enzyme-based cleaner. This works well by allowing microbes, natural, small particles, to go to work for you.
Plan for Clean
Are you remodeling or upgrading your home’s fixtures? If so, choose surfaces and materials that are easy to clean and, perhaps even more importantly, less likely to allow germs to grow on them. For example, with Utile shower panels there is no grout line to maintain or protect. It works very effectively at keeping mold growth from occurring and aids in reducing the amount of chemicals you have to use to keep your spaces clean.
Tips for Specific Areas
Are you struggling with specific areas of the bathroom that need extra attention? Here are some tips to help you to get these surfaces clean.
- Tired of the water spots on your counter? Use a cup of white vinegar diluted into a gallon of warm water to cleanse the surface. Simply wipe with a sponge. This is also a great way to clean mirrors without a single streak!
- Is there a stubborn, hard to clean ring around your bathtub? If hydrogen peroxide does not work on it, try a little baking soda and vinegar.
For many people, cleaning the bathroom gets a lot easier when you employ these helpful tips. You can go green in the bathroom, which is by far one of the germiest places in the home. That means you can also clean virtually any other surface in your home the same way with green solutions.