How to Clean Your Toilet Naturally
Toilets can be the bane of all cleaning services in Dubai. There is hardly a more labor intensive cleaning area in the house as a toilet. The tiled walls, toilet seat, washbasin, shower area, various drains, soap scum, etc. all make a very hard job of cleaning a toilet. While chemical cleaners may be the choice for an easy and quick clean, they do leave toxic fumes in a toilet that can be harmful to humans. Since toilets need to be cleaned regularly, it is much better to use a non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaner to clean the toilets.
Cleaning Toilet Bowl
Vinegar – this is perhaps the most useful ingredient in your kitchen. It is cheap and it is always present. It is also a great cleaner. Use vinegar to clean the toilet bowl. No need for any bleach or chlorine based cleaners to clean your toilet bowl or remove the stains. Vinegar works just as well. Use a paste of baking soda and water to clean and deodorize the toilet and then some rubbing alcohol to sanitize it.
Cola – Yes the cola you drink also makes an excellent toilet cleaner. If you have a bottle of flat cola, use it to remove stains and calcium deposits from the toilets. Use it just as you would use a toilet cleaner and watch your toilet bowls become shiny and clean.
Mold and Mildew
With so much of humidity in the toilets, it is no wonder that you see mold and mildew in the toilets. If there is not enough ventilation or if you do not dry your toilet properly, the problem can become serious and needs to be tackled. Mildew can grow in the corners of the shower, around the toilet bowl, near the washbasin, around the drains and especially the shower curtains.
Vinegar – Here again vinegar comes to the rescue. Wash the area with mildew with vinegar and scrub it with a brush till all the mold and mildew disappears. Wash with warm water with salt added to it to prevent the mildew from growing back again. If it is the shower curtains, then treat the spots with vinegar and allow to dry. Wash in the washing machine with 1 cup of vinegar and your usual laundry detergent. Dry out in the sun before replacing the curtain back. The mildew will be gone.
You can keep mildew from growing in your toilet by making sure that the toilet remains well ventilated and dry at all times.
Tiles and Grout
Tiles and the grout between the tiles can get really dirty and hard to clean. But before you reach for a commercial toxic cleaner, use this:
Baking Soda and Borax – Make a paste of baking powder and borax with water and apply to the tile and grout. Leave for a bit and then scrub the area clean. The tiles will be clean.
The same paste can be used to clean the drains of soap scum, bath tub as well as the washbasin.
Make sure the cleaning services in Dubai that you hire use eco-friendly and green cleaning products while cleaning your toilet.