Bathroom Cleaning Myths Debunked
Here are a few cleaning myths with solutions you can easily implement today.
Myth: Bleach cleans anything
Unfortunately, the wonders of bleach are woefully overstated. Yes, it defeats germs when flu-proofing your bathroom and makes ugly stains disappear. But when it comes to dirt and grime, it just doesn’t perform.
Instead of bleach...
Use detergents and other solutions that are designed to clean surfaces. For best results, apply to the surface and allow it to sit a few minutes before scrubbing.
Myth: Baking soda and vinegar together make a powerful cleanser
Many a blogger has touted this homemade solution for cleaning surfaces (and unclogging drains). Unfortunately, that bubbly reaction is probably not that productive, because in the end, it only neutralizes the two substances. In fact, vinegar becomes water.
Instead of this mixture...
Used alone, baking soda is useful as a low-abrasive scrub for grimy surfaces, while vinegar housed in a spray bottle is a great all-purpose cleaner.
Myth: Use newspapers for streak-free mirrors
Nope. Ink and saturated spots in the paper can leave remnants and streaks.
Instead of newspaper...
If squeaky clean glass is what you’re after, use microfiber cloths or even a squeegee designed for window washing.
Myth: To clean your toilet, just add cola
All it takes is emptying one container of your favorite soda into the bowl, they say. And, voila! The acidity content is powerful enough to lay waste to any stain! Unfortunately, this simply doesn’t work. If anything, by adding sugar, you're just feeding the bacteria. Yuck!
Instead of cola...
If a fast cleanup is what you’re after, invest in a LOOEEZ Hygienic Toilet Squeegee from Better Living. This tool is entirely antimicrobial, containing Zeomic, a safe silver-base inorganic additive that inhibits the growth of bacteria and eliminates odors caused by germs. The 6 blade helix head design allows for consistent contact with the bowl providing a quick and easy clean.