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How to properly clean a bathtub

Bathtub CleaningTaking a hot bathtub is the ideal way to rest and relax after a long day filled with problems and conundrums. But bathtubs just like all household appliances require regular and meticulous cleaning because they tend to accumulate harmful particles such as dust, stains, germs and so on.

You must begin your bathtub cleaning routine by pre-rinsing the tub. You must do so because sand and hair can cause problems during the cleaning and even worse can scratch and the bathtub’s surface. For the pre-rising of the tub use the tub’s shower head. If you have removed the shower head then simply fill a bucket with fresh water and pour the water around and in the bathtub.

Check to see whether your bathroom cleaning solution is applicable for the surface of your bathtub. Keep in mind that some cleaning solutions may harm the surface of your bathtub so don’t take any unnecessary risks if your bathroom cleaner isn’t applicable. Instead head to your local supermarket and get a specialized bathtub cleaning detergent that won’t warm your tub or check out some of the many cleaning companies available in your area. Next apply the cleanser liberally all over your tub, and concentrate on any noticeable spots and stains.

Bathtub CleaningOnce you have sprinkled the bathtub cleanser on your tub, allow it to sit for a period of ten minutes. It is very important that you allow the cleanser to sit, because it will not only remove any sport and stains but it will allow disinfect your bathtub from any germs and bacteria. Now scrub your bathtub with the aid of a rag, sponge of soft towel. Also turn extra attention to the areas around the drain and faucet as they tend to accumulate the most harmful particles.

When you are done scrubbing check the bathtub to see whether the spots and stains that you had noticed are gone. If the spots and stains are still there, repeat the entire process but this time add more bathtub cleanser over the problematic areas. Once all spots and stains are gone, rinse your bathtub to remove all residues from your bathtub cleaning solution.

Now that your bathtub is crystal clean you can fill it with warm water and take a long and well deserved hot tub that will not only relax your body but your mind as well. Once you are done taking your hot tub, simply rinse the tub to remove all traces of hair and dead skin.

Cleaning With Bleach – The Smart Way

Cleaning With BleachWhen used properly, bleach can be a really effective cleaning solution. Having said this, bleach is also highly toxic and corrosive to many surfaces and materials. This is why you need to be very careful when using bleach and take all necessary safety precautions. On the practical side, what can be cleaned using bleach? The answer is many things. Read on below for some smart tips on how you can use bleach.

-Bleach is great at removing mould and mildew from exterior and interior surfaces; bleach should be diluted to a water solution, and don’t forget to wear long sleeve clothing and rubber gloves when cleaning surfaces with bleach;

-Bleach is also great at removing mould and mildew from different fabrics and clothing; in this case though you treat the stained area using washing powder or powdered detergent then wash the item on the hottest temperature possible, add quarter cup of oxygen bleach to the bleach compartment of your washing machine;

*Use diluted bleach on almost any hard surface where mould or mildew is growing, use diluted bleach for more delicate surfaces;

-According to End of Tenancy bleach is great at sterilising different items, sterilise any item or object effectively using bleach; soak and wash items you need sterilised in a solution of hot water, half a cup of undiluted bleach and a small amount of detergent, wash everything for about ten or so minutes and rinse thoroughly;

-Bleach is good for when you need to disinfect food preparation surfaces around the kitchen, including chopping boards, knives etc. bleach will kill off all germs and bacteria growing on surfaces and materials, especially important for meat cleavers, meat chopping boards etc. Don’t forget to wash all disinfected items and surfaces using hot water;

Cleaning With Bleach-Bleach is used to restore the shine and sparkle of glassware and crockery, add a tablespoon of bleach to your detergent solution when washing glassware and the cleaning properties of bleach will do the rest, crockery can be cleaned directly using bleach, though you need to wear rubber gloves and do this in a well-ventilated area;

-Bleach makes a great all-purpose home disinfectant, use bleach and water solution to disinfect rubbish bins, bathroom and toilet features etc. Keep in mind that you need to wash all items and surfaces you clean using hot water in order to remove traces of bleach;

-Bleach works like a charm on dulled outdoor plastic furniture, it won’t cause damage to the plastic;

Cleaning Exterior Wood Surfaces

Cleaning Exterior Wood SurfacesMany homes have exterior wood surfaces which are exposed to the elements all year round. At the start this may not be a problem, but eventually mildew and dirt will accumulate and make the exterior woodwork quite unsightly. This doesn’t mean you have to repaint, but some thorough cleaning will be necessary. Cleaning mildew and dirt build up from exterior wood surfaces is not hard and will cost you very little money.


For cleaning dirt, dust and soot:

You will need a bucket, scrubbing brush, rough sponge and detergent.

-dilute one or two teaspoons of detergent in a bucket of warm water;

-dip the brush and begin cleaning the wooden surface top down, this way you don’t have to clean the dirty water streaks twice;

-soak stubborn spots and blemishes with the sponge and let them soften up before scrubbing them off with the brush;

-wipe each section you cleaned with the sponge, rinse your sponge regularly;

When you are finished, let the exterior surfaces air dry, or you can dry them using a clean rag.

Note: If cleaning exterior wood surfaces on a windy day, you need to pick up the pace as wind will dry surfaces quickly and leave you with dirty water streaks to clean, which makes it a double job.

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For cleaning mildew and mould:

You will need a bucket, sponge, scrubbing brush, detergent, bleach and rubber gloves.

-put your rubber gloves on before mixing the cleaning solution;

-dilute one part bleach in three parts water, add a dash of detergent to the bucket for extra cleaning boost;

Cleaning Exterior Wood Surfaces-use the brush to scrub off mould and mildew, be patient some bits will take some effort to remove;

-again, stubborn patches and spots must be pre-treated and soaked with the sponge, then scrubbed off using the brush;

-when cleaning with bleach you need to rinse the surface with fresh water in order to wash off any traces of bleach, if possible you can do this with using the garden hose;

-allow surfaces to air dry or dry them using a clean rag;

Tips and advice:

-use a smaller brush or an old toothbrush for grooves and gaps where the other brush is ineffective;

-when using bleach, don’t mix it with any other cleaning chemicals, especially ammonia as this will create toxic fumes;

-keep the bleach solution away from plants; contact with bleach will likely poison the plant and kill it;

-if the mildew problem is extensive, perhaps you like to consider a repaint.

The best cleaning help around.