Not only can your bathroom and kitchen can look dirty and dated if the grout is full of mould and mildew, but mould and mildew can actually lead to serious health issues if left over time.
Cleaning tiles ain’t a pretty job, but we can all agree, it needs to be done. Using harsh chemicals and a bit of DIY, or even professional carpet cleaners Melbourne for tile and grout cleaning are both options for getting your tiles and grout sparkling again. But, here at Home, Health, Beauty and Beyond, we prefer to use much more natural cleaning products and a bit of elbow grease. Not only will you save money on hiring professional cleaners, but you won’t need to breath in any harsh chemicals in the process.
Firstly though, let’s talk about how to prevent the development of mould and mildew, because in the long run, this will save you time and effort on the cleaning front! Because bathrooms and kitchens can be hot, steam and create moisture, it’s the perfect environment for mildew and mould growth, and a porous grout surface offers the best environment for mildew and mould to grow. Continue reading “How to Clean Tiles and Grout Without Harsh Chemicals”→
Homemade cleaning products are cost effective, easy to make, environmentally friendly, and are suitable for a number of household cleaning purposes. The cleaning products below are made using ingredients you can find around home.
1) Vinegar Cleaner
This is an excellent product for cleaning windows, mirrors, doors or any shiny surface. You need two cups of water and half a cup of apple cider vinegar. Add a few drops of essential oil for a great fragrance. Mix well and store the cleaner in a spray bottle. You can use it by first spraying on any soft cloth or a paper towel and then rub it on any surface.
2) Alcohol Cleaner
Alcohol is a great cleaning product. It is highly effective as an evaporating cleaner. It can be used to clean glass windows, mirrors, chrome furniture, tabletops and kitchen counter. In a bowl you will need one cup of alcohol. Add a few drops of lemon juice to increase its effectiveness. Use a sponge or cloth to dip into this product and clean different surfaces.
3) Lime Cleaner
Lime is a great stain buster, especially on surfaces like steel or ceramic. You need one cup of warm water and drop in 10-12 drops of lime juice. Lemon is acidic nature which works as a great cleansing agent. Mix warm water and lime. Use a sponge or a scrub to rub any dirty utensil or surface. It will be clean in a short time.