Bathroom stains can be very difficult to remove. Some commercial cleaners are ineffective, or damage the finish of bathroom fixtures, and scrubbing for hours is not always practical. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to get rid of the worst bathroom stains without resorting to last ditch attempts.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda and vinegar can remove a variety of stains in sinks, toilets, and on tiled surfaces. Put the vinegar in a spray bottle. Sprinkle some baking soda over the stain. Spray the vinegar on the baking soda, and it will start to bubble and foam as it breaks down the stain. Scrub the area down after a few minutes. This will turn the mixture into a paste lifting away the stain. End by washing down the area with warm water.
Fill a spray bottle one-third or one-half full of basic ammonia. Fill the rest with water. This solution is very effective at removing tough stains. This includes stains that have a greasy or thick texture. Spray the ammonia on stains and let it sit for a few minutes. Wipe it away to remove the stain easily.
Pumice Stones for Rust Stains
Rust stains can appear in sinks, tubs, and on tile because of contact with metal and the moisture in the bathroom. A simple way to remove rust stains is to gently scrub the area with a wet pumice stone. This creates a foam that will take away the rust. Wash the area down with hot water every few minutes. You can remove rust quickly with a pumice stone and it doesn’t cost a fortune.
Bleach and Water for Mold and Mildew
Black dots, mildew, and mold can appear on the walls in your bathroom, and scrubbing does not normally remove these stains. Mix one-third bleach with two-thirds water. Spray this on the mold or mildew, and it will vanish quickly. Wipe away what is left on the walls with a damp rag.
Lemons and Vinegar for Hard Water Stains
Hard water stains on faucets and metal fixtures can be removed with lemons and vinegar. Just rub a halved lemon over the fixture to remove stains. Finish by spraying it with vinegar and wiping it clean. If you have particularly tough hard water stains on a regular basis, then you might want to call in a Grimebusters Ltd cleaning or Edmonton maid service for help when the job becomes too large for one person.
Bathroom stains can come from many sources. You need to use the right tools and combinations of cleaners to address these stains in the most effective way possible. Cleaning in a smart way can make keeping your bathroom free from stains much easier.