At home cleaning sometimes is wasted an unnecessarily long time. Women are forced, after working all week, on the weekend to vacuum, wash the floors and scrub the bath. Therefore, many ladies have a logical question - are there ways to quickly and without extra effort to wash the bath so that it shines. This question can be answered in the affirmative - in the article we will consider how to wash the bath with the help of improvised home remedies.
Types of pollution
With what it is necessary to struggle, washing the usual bath:
- Mold. Appears in those rooms where it is humid and cool.
- Fungus. Black annoying plaque affects not the very surface of the bath, but those joints where the construction joins the wall.
- Rust. It appears because of poor quality water that flows from the tap. Pipes, which have not been replaced for many years, are already rusty from within. It is understood that this rust comes with water to our apartments.
- Calcareous plaque. The fastest appearing and most commonly occurring type of contamination. Appears due to the fact that the water from the tap contains a fair amount of lime. In those areas and regions of our country, where soft water flows with a low calcium content, there is no such problem.
Than to wash
Let's consider the most simple and effective methods of bringing the bath to a brilliant state.
This is an inexpensive tool - a well-known fighter for the cleanliness of plumbing. A transparent liquid with a strong smell of bleach was also used by our mothers and grandmothers who lived in Soviet times. In fact, whiteness is diluted with water and prepared for the use of bleach. Killing all the microorganisms on the spot, whitens the surface of the bath.
The plastic bath is not cleaned with whiteness, since bleach is capable of dissolving acrylic surfaces. Another disadvantage of whiteness is that it is a caustic and aggressive liquid with an unpleasant odor. Pros: cheap and efficient.
These tools are excellent at coping with heavy dirt - rust and bloom. Acetic, hydrochloric, oxalic or citric acid can bring any bath to shine. However, it is necessary to take security measures and, of course, do not clean acid-based acrylic bathtubs.
This remedy can help remove plaque from the surface of the bath. Of course, to clean the bath is not concentrated citric acid, and its solution. And do not spoil the real lemons for this - it's enough to buy artificial citric acid powder, which is sold in the confectioneries.
The acid is dissolved in water - 1 sachet per 300 grams of liquid - and the resulting solution is applied to the surface of the bath. Then it is necessary to give time for the remedy to act. Usually it takes 15 minutes. After this, the sponge needs to wipe the surface of the bath, then rinse the product with water.
- Thoroughly rinse the surface after treatment with citric acid, so that it does not remain. Otherwise, the acid can begin to corrode the enamel.
- Citric acid is effective in the treatment of shell and toilet, completely removing the plaque from any plumbing.
- Do not forget to wear gloves when dealing with this corrosive liquid.
A well-known tool for controlling plaque and rust, appearing on plumbing. The remedy is safe and recommended by the sanitary services for household use. Suitable for cleaning acrylic surfaces.
Vinegar and soda
The combination of these substances, which are in every kitchen - is killer for the fungus. Use the funds in a dissolved state, putting on gloves. Inexpensive household products also perfectly clean old rust.
Such baths are most often found in our apartments. They are inexpensive, it is a standard option, which is installed during construction in all standard budget apartments. Most often under the enamel hides a cast-iron or steel base. The top coating requires thorough cleaning and care. Enamel quickly dims and loses its original gloss.
To effectively wipe the enamel bath from stains and plaque, you can use whiteness dissolved in water - this tool will cope even with severe dirt. If the contamination is very strong, then in this case, without the means containing acids, not do.
For cleaning enameled surfaces it is necessary to use a rigid foam sponge, which does not contain metal inserts. Plastic very tough sponges are best not to use - they can scratch the enamel, which will cause subsequent rapid accumulation of a dirty plaque on the surface.
Abrasive powders can well clean off the enamel surface, but it is strongly scratched. In the grooves that remain after such cleaning, then very quickly dirt will again penetrate. Therefore, it is better to clean the enameled surfaces with liquid agents.
Modern science is developing at a rapid pace. For several years now acrylic bathtubs have been used in our everyday life - light and comfortable. Acrylic is good because it can be given any shape, so an acrylic bath can be anything - round, oval and even ribbed. But most people still prefer the classic oval baths, as the size and shape of the bathrooms are almost all standard.
As well as than it is possible to clean an acrylic surface, we will consider.
Acrylic does not tolerate the use of hard abrasives. Forget about the powder, even the washing, and the intense friction, if you have a plastic bath. Strongly rubbing the acrylic bath with pemyuksom or other cleaning powder, we scratch the surface - and in these invisible scratches then dirt gets back and quickly settles, clinging to the rough surface. Therefore, after abrasive cleaning, the bath will become stale looking twice as fast.
Than you can not clean a bath of acrylic:
- Acids and alkalis.
- Alcohol solutions also do not fit.
- Ammonia and chlorine are enemies of a delicate plastic surface.
Means containing caustic components - alkali and aggressive acids - also in this case are not suitable. Do not clean the acrylic bath and the popular whiteness. But you can use this composition: dissolve a little whiteness in water and add liquid soap or shampoo. This composition and it is necessary to clean the delicate acrylic surface. The sponge should be an ordinary foam rubber, not rigid.
In addition to liquid soap, you can dilute in warm water detergent, and this solution to clean the plastic surface. Try to keep the solution rather concentrated, not weak.
Useful recommendations for mistresses on the competent cleaning of the bath.
We recommend caution when handling aggressive chemicals, especially if they contain acids. Do not forget about rubber gloves when working with acid, and about respirators when dealing with loose powders. Do not lean close to the tub, if possible, do not inhale airborne powder. A chemical burn of the lungs is a thing that seems far from us, nevertheless - quite real.
After you have cleared your bath, it is advisable to wipe it dry with a towel or a soft cloth. In this case, calcareous plaque can not quickly re-form on the surface.
Than to arrange a spring cleaning once or twice a month, trying to clean off already thoroughly polluted surface, it is better each day for several minutes to give a bath wash. That is, after each showering or shower visit it is desirable to wipe the surface of the bath - in this case, a general exhausting cleaning may not be needed for a long time. And the top coating of the bath will last much longer without damage and chips.