Bathroom tiles can easily accumulate limescale buildup, as well as mold and mildew development due to high moisture levels from showers and baths. While there are several cleaning products available that clean bathroom tub and tile, these can be expensive items that we cannot always afford. The easiest and most cost-friendly way to clean bathroom tiles is to simply make your own homemade cleaning solution.
Vinegar is a low-cost natural ingredient that works to clean, disinfect and break up limescale buildup on shower tiles. This is safe for both tile and grout, and can be used as a basic bathtub cleaning product. In a spray bottle, mix a solution of two cups water and one cup distilled white vinegar (available at any grocery store). Spray directly onto the tile and wipe clean with a soft brush or cloth. Repeat until all limescale has been removed. Clean weekly to prevent limescale deposits from developing.
Baking soda is another element that cleans and deodorizes. Mist the area of tile with a sprinkle of water or a spray of the above vinegar solution, then sprinkle a dusting of baking soda over the area. Let sit for a few minutes, then work into the tile with a soft brush or cloth. The grit of the baking soda texture will effectively remove limescale that has developed without harming tile or grout.
Lemon juice has light acidic qualities that disinfect and break up soap scum and limescale without harming tile or grout. Lemon juice can be purchased in the juice section of any grocery store, costing a few dollars per bottle (each bottle will last a very long time). Pour one-half cup of lemon juice into a spray bottle, then spray onto bathroom tiles. Wipe clean with a brush or soft cloth and repeat as necessary until all limescale is gone. This will also leave a sparkling, streak-free shine on bathroom tile walls.
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