Tips for cleaning the shower box with vinegar and baking soda: all the tips for cleaning the glass of the shower box even if it is encrusted, to remove any residue of limescale, mold and halos.
In house cleaning, bleach is overrated. Therebleachor sodium hypochlorite is actually a disinfectant, so it is good to use this product only when the need is real and not to remove limescale, stains or other residues.
How to clean the shower with natural remedies
Forclean the shower cubicleand its components, it is wiser to rely on natural products which, thanks to their properties, are able to remove limescale and its caked deposits. In this context of great utility are ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda, true allies in thegreen house cleaning. Especially thevinegar, is the bestnatural remedy against limescale depositswhile with bicarbonate you can whiten the shower tray. Starting from these two products it is possible to prepare natural mixtures capable of removing limescale, cleaning the glass and the base of the shower box.
Cleaning shower cubicles with vinegar is not only recommended to avoid domestic pollution, it is also recommended for the natural anti-limescale properties of the vinegar. The tips in the following articles can be very useful:
- Vinegar for cleaning: domestic hygiene in daily practice.
- How to clean with baking soda.
The most powerful descaler sees the combination ofvinegar and baking soda. The only difference between a productnatural anti-limescaleand what you buy at the supermarket is in the time of action: the artificial limescale remover acts immediately because it is highly corrosive, while vinegar and bicarbonate have longer processing times but certainly do not damage your taps!
How to remove limescale from the shower tray
To remove limescale deposits from crystals o traces of mold from the shower, you can create a mixture from 3 tablespoons of baking soda, a tablespoon of distilled water and a 3 tablespoon of white vinegar. The paste obtained must be rubbed with a damp sponge on the area to be treated.
How to remove limescale from taps and crystals
Forremoves limescalefrom the taps of shower cabinor other hygienic accessories, I recommend using a cloth soaked in pure white vinegar. Dip the soft cloth in vinegar and then wrap it and cover the surface to be treated. If the object is small enough, I recommend immersing it directly in a container with pure vinegar. For a complete action, leave to act for an hour.
Bicarbonate, useful for sanitizing the toilet
Bicarbonate can be extremely useful for sanitizing the toilet and its "toilet brush". In the evening, sprinkle a handful of baking soda on the toilet brush, inside the toilet and on its surfaces, let the baking soda act for the whole night: not only sanitize the bathroom but eliminate bad smells and whiten the porcelain! 3 effects in one natural product, not bad right?
How to prevent the formation of limescale
As I explained in the articleHow to wash the bathroom, vinegar is a perfect ally in cleaning the shower cubicle and allows you to remove limescale without polluting the environment. However, the vinegar does not carry out any preventive action.
To prevent the shower cubicle from getting dirty with limescale, you have three options, one very noble, ecological but expensive. The second is equally noble, ecological but demanding and, the third, less noble, not very ecological but inexpensive. In summary, you can:
- Install a water softener so as to use limescale-free water that will not stain the crystals in the shower cubicle in any way.
- Thoroughly dry the shower glass after each use.
- Use a silicone based water repellent product.
In fact, there are glass cleaning products on the market that recreate a silicone-based water-repellent film that remains for several washes.
On the market, among the useful products that can have repellent effects against limestone or soap residues, I can point out thoseQuasar which sees performance similar to that of professional cleaning products. The glass of the shower box, thanks to its water-repellent properties, remains clean for several washes.
Where to buy it? In the most well-stocked supermarkets or by taking advantage of online shopping. For all the info, I refer you to the page ofQuasar on Amazon.
Note that Quasar has a line for washing anything ... personally I have not tried all the products but only the one for glass and shower, so I can't tell you anything about the effectiveness of the others ... in any case, use it in very small quantities, you don't need to to exceed!