Monday, June 22, 2009

     Green Clean your Bathroom 


     Toilet bowl rings: Rid your toilet bowls of rings, rust and iron with our non-scratching Erase-It for Bathrooms. It's fast and will not scratch like pumice stones. Once your toilet is clean, treat it with Advantage, our waterless wash and protectant for vehicles. Advantage contains polymers, which make a surface slick. Nothing sticks to a slick surface. You will zip through bathroom toilets from now on.


     Next turn the water off at the back of the toilet and flush to remove the water from your tank. Scrub the toilet good with straight distilled vinegar and a stiff bristle brush. This will kill and remove mold or mildew as well as clean the tank to discourage stains from attacking your toilet. Sponge the vinegar on the tank and let it set, wipe a second time 5 minutes later and start scrubbing.


     Water Spots on Glass Shower Doors: There are two choices you have for removing water spots on glass shower doors and soap buildup on shower stalls. One is to boil some straight food grade distilled white vinegar and wipe it on every 5 minutes 20 to 30 minutes. Then scrub with baking soda and a non-abrasive scrub pad. The other is to use our TerraPlus that is on sale. Wipe it on, wait 5 to 8 minutes and scrub with the non-abrasive pad to remove. Neither can be used on marble, granite or Corian surfaces.


     People ask me how to clean mold and mildew from the flexible grout around shower doors. You can't. It must be replaced. After removing the grout, clean the surface first then wipe on straight distilled white vinegar. Wait until it has dried then wipe on hydrogen peroxide – make sure your bottle is fresh or it won't kill the mold and mildew. Do not combine these products to short cut this step. The two won't cause harmful fumes they just negate the effect each has to kill mold.


     You can remove soap residue and mold and mildew from shower tile grout by using a Stain Eraser. It works like a pencil eraser to remove stains, mold and soap residue from grout in bathrooms, floors or counters. 


    Wax your shower doors: When you finish, treat your showers and glass shower doors with Advantage to make them slick. The water will sheet down rather than forming spots.


     To remove ring around faucets you can gently rub them with the Stain Eraser or use a paper towel dampened with straight distilled vinegar. Place the towel around the faucet for an hour then scrub with a stiff bristled toothbrush. This cannot be done with gold, brass or gold or brass plated faucets or the vinegar will tarnish the plating. Use Brazzo found in the grocery store to clean these faucets. Always wipe them dry to prevent discoloration.


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