If you’ve been on the earth for a few decades it will come as no surprise that hydrogen peroxide is a bit of a miracle. Generations of home owners have been wielding its powers around the house. Here are three great tricks to use in your bathrooms to keep them clean and pretty! As with any cleaners, however, make sure to check with the manufacturer’s instructions so you don’t void a warranty! Since hydrogen peroxide is only slightly more acidic than water (on par with milk or rain water), it is safe to use on most surfaces.
Spray thoroughly with hydrogen peroxide and let soak for awhile. Then, use a toothbrush and go to work on stains and discoloration. The power of the H2O2 bubbles combines with the scouring effect of the brush’s bristles and does wonders. It’s especially beneficial if you have a strong aversion toward chemical bathroom cleaners. They will get the job done, but they’re highly toxic. So much so that most of them require air flow and open window to be considered safe to use! Use H2O2 and breathe easy.
Quickly sanitize the shower
You can buy the bottled stuff at the drug store but why spend money on something so simple? Instead, use a spray bottle to lightly mist your shower with hydrogen peroxide after each use. It will help destroy bacteria and viruses, and prevent mildew and shower scum.
Remove mildew and soap scum from shower curtains
If you do happen to be battling a build up, H2O2 will save your lovely shower curtains. The nice ones aren’t exactly cheap so they’re worth saving! Laundry detergent alone isn’t quite enough to solve the problem. So, put your shower curtain in the washer with a towel and clean with laundry detergent. Then, add 1 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide to the rinse cycle. Just like new!
What could use proper sanitization more than the commode? Simply add a half cup of hydrogen peroxide to the water and let sit for 20-30 minutes. We recommend that you swish it in, down the sides of the bowl, so that it can work on the whole surface area instead of just sitting dormant in the water at the bottom of the bowl. Once it’s done doing its part of the job, clean toilet as usual (with a brush or by hand) and flush.