Home Cleaning

How to Clean a Toilet With Peroxide

When it’s built-up soap scum or even a more ominous problem such as mould or mildew, hydrogen peroxide does the task in cleaning your bathroom. Peroxide is an environmentally safe alternative to commercial cleansers, which may contain harsh chemicals or fumes, and it typically costs a good deal less than store-bought cleansers. A 3-percent hydrogen peroxide solution — the type sold at drugstores — is powerful enough for even difficult bathroom cleaning chores.

Remove soap scum and buildup from the sink and tub with a paste made from one part peroxide to 2 parts baking soda. Apply the paste over the stubborn spots with a moist sponge or a spoon, then letting it sit for 30 minutes or so. Scrub the paste using a scrub brush to remove the scum. Wash the tub or sink.

Manage mould by mixing one part peroxide to 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Spray liberally over the affected area and let it soak without rinsing. If the mould is still evident after 30 minutes or so, pour peroxide to a spray bottle on its own and spray over the mould. After 10 minutes, then scrub the area with a nylon scrub pad, then rub with a moist sponge.

Pour peroxide directly over mildewed areas to remove the mildew. If the mildew is about a vertical location such as the shower surround, then pour a few of the peroxide to a spray bottle and spray on the issue locations. Let it sit for 30 minutes so, then rub with a moist sponge.

Eliminate a stain in the shower curtain by mixing a little bit of peroxide using a non-gel toothpaste — just enough peroxide in order that the mix still has a paste-like consistency. Rub it over the stain using a sponge until the stain disappears. Wipe the residue away with a damp sponge.

Wash stained grout by squirting hydrogen peroxide above the esophagus using a spray bottle. If the stain is particularly difficult to eliminate, create a paste by mixing one part peroxide and two parts baking soda, applying the paste with a moist sponge. Following the paste sits for 30 minutes so, scrub the esophagus with a scrub brush. Wash or wipe with a moist sponge to remove baking soda residue.

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