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Guest Post: Earth-Friendly Bathroom Cleaning Solutions
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bathrooms have a nasty habit of getting dirty pretty fast and generally
requiring regular maintenance. To this end, a lot of people tend to use
certain products without thinking about their potentially harmful
effects to our health and the environment. Well, they should think
twice, as there are different natural cleaning solutions, both home-made
Shower & Tub
Mixing baking soda and natural soap will provide
you with a powerful solution for removing soap scum, much more sensible
to use than some store-bought products that contain sodium hydroxide,
which can irritate your skin or pose threat to your respiratory system.
This paste can be used to remove not only soap scum from the shower
door, but also rust and hard water stains on tiles. You can rub the
paste into the surface using a cloth or sponge, then wipe everything
clean with warm water. If you apply it with toothbrush, this potent
mixture can also help you get rid of grout stains.
Vinegar is yet another amazing natural cleaning solution. If you
spray the corners of your shower with it, let it dry, spray again and
wipe clean, this will remove mildew and build-up from them. Since we all
know that prevention is better than cure, donít be lazy and spray down
your shower with a mixture of vinegar and water after each use to
prevent mold and mildew from developing. This mixture can also be used
to clean your vinyl or plastic shower curtains. Read this splendid
article to learn more on how vinegar kills bacteria.
When they want to get their toilet bowls sparkling white, some people
simple grab the bleach, not knowing that they could use natural
products. A home-made, non-toxic alternative is a mixture of vinegar and
a bit of baking soda. All you have to do is to pour this mixture into
your toilet bowl, let it sit for about half an hour and then scrub the
bowl. You should repeat this action once a week. If you are looking for a
simpler one-stop solution, you could use one of the commercial natural
products that work on biological instead of chemical action.
ďA drain can be blocked by foreign objects or debris such as hair,
soap, fats, foods and sanitary item, or it can be blocked by heavy rains
and storms that leave behind dirt, leaves and other such materĒ, tell us the people
from Sydney-based LPZ Plumbing Services. For this reason, proper
maintenance is the best way to keep blockages at bay. You should flush
your drains with boiling water on weekly basis and place small screens
atop them to keep them clean.
Should a blockage occur, however, it is always better to use
mechanical devices, such as a drain snake or plunger, than to pour harsh
sodium hydroxide compounds down the drain. When it comes to proven
homemade remedies, you can pour a mixture of the good old vinegar with a
handful of baking soda, and follow it with boiling water.
Alternatively, you could use some of the ready-to-use enzyme based
products, as they are non-caustic and wonít facilitate combustion, which
is not the case with sodium hydroxide compounds.
Author Bio: Lillian Connors
is a blogger and home improvement enthusiast ever so keen on doing
various DIY projects around her house and passionately writing about
them. She is also an online marketing consultant, closely collaborating
with a number of companies from all over the globe.