Green cleaning the dirtiest spot in your home
People rarely want to hear about using green cleaning products for the toilet. This is because most people consider cleaning toilets to be the dirtiest and the most dreaded task in the home. Hence, they often seek out the most toxic and corrosive chemicals available for this task; sort of the equivalent of nuclear germ warfare. Hopefully, those who desire a more eco-friendly approach will be encouraged and enlightened by this article. Few will disagree that no area transforms so drastically, because a dirty toilet is disgusting, yet the porcelain bowl looks so nice when it sparkles.
Gearing up the green way
We cannot stress the importance of buying a good toilet brush. It should be designed to reach under the rim, and deep inside the bowl passage. Make sure that you choose a brush that has a large base in which to rest when it is not in use. The brush should always be stored close at hand, ad you should consider it to be the most germ laden device in your home.
At least once a week, give the inside of the bowl a thorough scrub. You can purchase eco friendly toilet bowl cleaners on the market, but you really only need 3 things that you most likely already have at home:
- Eco-friendly dishwashing detergent
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Pickling or distilled vinegar
If you are wondering how to disinfect the brush between uses, spray it well with vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Pickling vinegar is a little more concentrated than regular white vinegar. However, if you choose to acetic vinegar in the eco-friendly cleaning supplies section of your grocery store. You need to be VERY CAREFUL with the eco-friendly vinegar. Be sure to wear gloves, and do not splash it on your skin.
Green cleaning the toilet
To start out:
- liberally spray the bowl, sides, and tank with vinegar or a vinegar/peroxide mixture
- let sit for a few minutes
- wipe dry with a clean, dry rag
Be careful not to cross-contaminate surfaces by using the rag for anything else afterwards. Keep in mind that if you have a varnished wooden seat and lid, vinegar can etch the finish. Do not let the vinegar sit too long after spraying; then wipe it up with a dry rag.
Green house cleaning service in Charlotte, NC
For people who do not have the time to regularly clean their own homes, Gloria M’s Cleaning Services are customized to meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations in an effort to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for green cleaning services upon request. Call them today for a free quote on regular green cleaning service for your home or business.
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