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6 Ways On Cleaning Bathroom Tiles With Baking Soda

While there is no doubt that bathroom tiles go a long way in making the entire room sophisticated, classy and luxurious, keeping them clean and in good condition is not an easy job. Since bathroom tiles attract lot of dust and dirt it needs regular cleaning and maintenance to keep it clean. If it is not cleaned properly it not only becomes ugly and turns into an eyesore, the durability and longevity of the tiles also gets reduced significantly. While using harsh chemicals might help remove dirt and grime from the tiles, they could damage the tiles and discolour and disfigure them. In such situations, the only option would be to replace them and this could cost a few hundred dollars.

Furthermore getting a few discoloured bathroom tiles could be a trough task. Should this happen, then you could have a bathroom where there could be bathroom tiles with different shades. To avoid this situation it would be better to look for safe, natural and efficient methods of cleaning bathroom tiles on a regular basis. Towards this objective going in for baking soda and using it in different ways and means could help a lot in cleaning bathroom tiles naturally. It will ensure that the tiles stay in good shape while the dirt and dust are removed without too much of a struggle.

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How Sodium Bicarbonate Works
Sodium Bicarbonate is also referred to as baking soda and it has several uses both inside the body and outside it. However, in this article we will have a look at the various ways in which sodium bicarbonate could be used for cleaning tiles in the bathroom and make them look spick and span. There are different methods which could be used for making the best use of this cleaning composition. It can be used alone or could be combined with various other substances for making the simplest and yet most effective cleaning solutions. Let us over the next few lines try and have a look at a few ways in which it can be used.

Using it alone:
It is possible to clean bathroom using sodium bicarbonate alone without mixing it with other compounds. This is because it contains a special ingredient which is capable of fighting stains. You could simply spread some sodium bicarbonate around the toilet, and also the tiles of the bathroom. It should be left to react with the stains for around 30 minutes. After half an hour all that you need to do is to flush the toilet and pour water and clean the tiles of the bathroom. You will be surprised at the amazing results it offers in cleaning and removing dirt and stains. However, before using sodium bicarbonate on the above surfaces, you must be sure that they are dry clean. Doing this exercise perhaps in the night could be a good idea.

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It forms a substance called glycerol:
When baking soda is used in combination with certain substances glycerol is formed. When it is mixed with vinegar it produces a by product called carbonic acid. This is weak acid which has the capacity of boosting the corrosive action of sodium bicarbonate. It gives it a bubbly impact the same that is felt when we open a soft drink bottle. Hence this could be another great way to use sodium bicarbonate with another product to remove stains and dirt from tiles in the bathroom.

Removing Soap Scum Using Sodium Bicarbonate:
Mixing lemon with sodium bicarbonate can also be extremely useful for removing stains and dirt on commodes and tiles which are used in the bathroom. All that you need to do is to get a few spoonfuls of lemon and mix them with sodium bicarbonate. You should wear hand gloves and physically apply the solution on the areas where there is an accumulation of stain caused by soap scum. It should left to react with the stain for around 30 to 45 minutes. All that you need to do is to wash away the solution and you will find that it would have removed stains caused by soap scum quite effectively. However, the exercise has to be repeated regularly to have the desired impact.

Sodium Bicarbonate With Mild Detergents:
Though you could be regularly making use of detergents and cleaning agents to remove dirt from your bathroom tiles, you could try and add sodium bicarbonate to it for getting even better results. The corrosive property of sodium bicarbonate combined with the cleaning prowess of soft detergents could be very helpful in cleaning dirt and grime from tiles in your bathroom. The best point is that it helps the tiles to retain its originality and does not damage or corrode it leading to fading of the tiles.

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Use a combination of vinegar, sodium bicarbonate and ammonia solutions:
If you have tiles in your bathroom which are dirty, grimy and accumulated and hard to remove dirt, then you could have a DIY solution available. You can use a combination of sodium bicarbonate, vinegar and commonly available ammonium solutions. The three can be extremely useful in removing even the toughest of dirt and accumulated grime. It will be particularly very useful in removing dirt that is accumulated in the crevices or the space between one tile and another. All this it does without damaging the tiles one bit. Therefore it can be repeated over regular intervals.

There are also instances where you can make use of baking soda with other solutions. Though not very common, cedar wood oil in combination with sodium bicarbonate can be extremely useful in coming out with a superb cleaning solution which is equal to soaps and detergents. Both are known for natural cleaning properties and they complement one another. They are extremely safe and environment friendly.

Conclusion

At the end of the day there is hardly any doubt that there are many number of ways and means by which we can make use of sodium bicarbonate. The above are only a few examples and we do some research and spend some quality time, it will be possible for us to come out with at least a few more effective compositions which when used with baking soda can help keep the tiles in your bathroom clean and in good quality.

 
 

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