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​Healthy Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Clean sink and shiny faucetAt Maid Brigade, we get a lot of questions concerning our bathroom cleaning tips. We always use Green Clean Certified cleaning solutions, so naturally, all of our hints use natural ingredients, so we feel this is the best way to clean your bathroom! If you’re looking for the suggestions on how to clean a bathroom, you’ve come to the right place.

Shower

The shower is one of the toughest spots in the home to get clean. Showers are often home to mold, hard water stains and soap scum, so you’ll need a solution to address each of these. If you’ve got some baking soda and vinegar around the house, you’ve got almost everything you need.

Bathtub

When it comes to porcelain, you can make non-toxic paste from baking soda and water. Use a ¼ cup of baking soda and 1-tablespoon of water. Scrub the paste onto affected surfaces and then wash away with clean water. Use a clean cloth or sponge to remove any residue that lingers.

Hard Water Stains

Because hard water is mineral-dense, it can stain your bathroom fixtures. Our favorite hard water solution is a baking soda paste. Mix ¼ cup of baking soda with 1-tablespoon of water. You can always increase the recipe if you need to clean several surfaces. Use a sponge to apply the paste and a hard bristled brush or a toothbrush to scrub the affected areas. Rinse with water and wipe away any residue.

Grout

Grout can be pesky, but it's not too hard to clean. Clean your grout in the same way you'd treat hard water stains, using a toothbrush and the baking soda paste. Let the paste sit on the grout for several minutes. Wipe away the residue with a clean cloth or sponge.

Soap Scum

Soap scum can be a hardheaded stain to get out of your bathroom, but there’s a simple, green way to remove it. In a spray bottle, mix equal parts warm vinegar and dish soap. Treat the areas affected by spraying the mixture and leaving for 1-2 hours. Using a sponge and warm water, rinse off the mixture and marvel at how clean your bathroom looks.

Mold

Mold can grow in damp environments, so the bathroom is usually the place you’ll find mold. Mold can also grow anywhere conditions are favorable: think damp and dark. If you need to get rid of mold in your bathroom or elsewhere in your home, vinegar is an excellent mold killer.

Copper

Copper oxidizes easily, and the green coating that appears on it is called a patina (think Statue of Liberty). Hopefully, the copper in your bathroom and around your home doesn’t look quite as aged as Lady Liberty. We recommend a green cleaning approach to caring for your copper fixtures. One easy way to clean copper is to cut a lemon in half and dip in salt. Rub the lemon over the copper surface and then rinse with fresh water and buff with a soft, dry towel.

The Maid Brigade Difference

When cleaning your bathroom keeps getting moved further down on your to-do list, it’s time to call Maid Brigade. When you choose Maid Brigade to keep your home clean, you can trust us to keep you and your family away from harmful chemicals using our Green Clean Certified products. With 35 years of experience in creating lasting impressions through exemplary customer service, not only will we leave you with a cleaner and healthier home, our maids remove the burden of housework from your schedule. Consistent, reliable, thorough, and affordable are all components of our business philosophy. All of our bonded and insured maids and staff undergo a thorough hiring process with background checks and a detailed training program before ever stepping foot in your home. Call your local Maid Brigade right away or complete a FREE, No Obligation Estimate Form for more details!