The bathroom is the biggest source of germs in the home, says a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. Additionally, bathrooms generally contain trash can and possible storage areas for cleaning products. All this combined in the smallest rooms of the house make for potentially toxic circumstances.
This is a room that requires serious cleaning. But it can be done without extreme chemicals with harmful side effects. As in the kitchen, vinegar and baking soda can service the majority of your cleaning needs. If you are consistent with your cleaning, you will never need to introduce toxic chemicals into this area.
As you begin your eco-friendly cleaning methods, be sure not to mix the non-toxic substances with the old toxic substances. For example, the combination of acid substance with bleach can produce dangerous results. Therefore, never use bleach and vinegar together. It creates dangerously toxic fumes. Likewise, bleach should never be used near ammonia for the same reason.
To best clean bathroom surfaces, many areas need to have cleaning agents sit for a while in order to clean most effectively. Start by applying the suggested cleaning agents to these areas, and work around them. Ty the time you are finished cleaning everything else, you can return to these areas and finish everything off. To start, do the following before beginning the rest of your bathroom-cleaning regimen:
* Flush the toilet. While the water is down, sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda along the water line of the toilet bowl. Next, pour 2 cups of vinegar over the same area. Let it stand. * Sprinkle 1/2 cup of baking soda on top of the open sink drain and follow by pouring 1 cup of vinegar over top of it. Let it stand. * Get a plastic bag and rubber band. Pour 1/2 cup of vinegar in the bag, and use a rubber band to tie the plastic bag tightly over the showerhead. * Spray vinegar-water cleaning solution onto shower walls, shower doors, and tub basin. Let it stand without wiping. Once you have completed these preparation steps, a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il., suggests to continue on to cleaning. All of these pointers are in The Complete Guide to Eco Friendly House Cleaning by Anne B. Kocsis.