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DIY Tub and Tile Cleaner


Vinegar works well on soap scum and mineral deposits, but rinse thoroughly, as it can corrode some fixtures and etch glaze on tiles. You can also try tea tree oil -- 2 drops tea tree oil with 1 cup water -- in a spray bottle. A natural antiseptic and fungicide, tea tree oil costs more than vinegar but will kill most types of mold and help prevent growth; as with all concentrated oils, it should be used with caution, as it can trigger allergic reactions if it comes into contact with skin. Pregnant women should consult a doctor before using it. You can also use the all-purpose cleaners recommended here.


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Healthy Home 2008, Spring 2008

Reviews (1)

  • ktjohnston50 26 Jul, 2010

    These are awesome tips, thanks. One of the things I don't do is clean the bathtub once a week - which I know could help prevent the problem before it ever starts. I've also found it helps to spray a shower cleaner all around after each use. I also found a really good tile cleaning company in Austin - - that would be a really great person to hire if you live in the area.