DIY bathroom cleaner can save money, but in order to get your deposit back, you may want to consider calling a professional when you can't get that stain out.

Are you struggling to remove a stain but don’t want to spend money on extra cleaning products? We’re here to help you out. DIY bathroom cleaner can be just as effective as commercial products, and if you’re worried about toxicity due to pets and children, there are some non-toxic options as well.

A bathroom deep clean is never fun, but it can be easier if you’re using the right products and techniques. Read on to learn all about our recommended bathroom cleaners and when it’s time to throw in the towel and call in a cleaning professional!

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Table of Contents

DIY Shower Cleaner

Glass showers can be some of the most beautiful, aesthetic parts of a bathroom or the largest eyesore. The reason for this is because they can quickly become marred by hard water stains. However, an easy DIY solution is mixing equal parts of white vinegar and warm water together in a spray bottle.

Spray the shower doors and walls liberally, then you can wipe it clean with a microfiber cloth to avoid scratching the glass. You’ll find that the hard water stains are gone.

If you find that there are streaks after you’re done cleaning, consider using a squeegee instead. These are great for showers because most come with holders that are able to stick to the walls of your shower. They’re also lightweight and easy to use.

DIY Bathtub Cleaner

Bathtub cleaning can be especially hard if you have stubborn stains and grime that have developed in nooks and crannies over months or years. It’s also hard on your back and arms because cleaning the bathtub often requires kneeling on the side of the tub and hunching forward.

Before you make the cleaner, we recommend purchasing a long-handled bathtub scrubber to make it easier on yourself. You’ll also want a spray bottle–this is where you’ll mix up the cleaner and keep it in your bathroom for easy access

In the spray bottle, mix together:

  • 125 ml of warm water
  • 125 ml of dish soap
  • 375 ml of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

Mix it together well by shaking your spray bottle, then spray it liberally over your whole tub. Let it sit for a few minutes, then begin scrubbing! Once you rinse it off, you’ll find that the majority of stains are gone. Maintenance is key to keeping a clean tub, so make sure to do this regularly even if you don’t notice stains.

An easy way to make it a habit is to spray the cleaner into the tub every time you step out of the shower, then rinse it out once you’re done using the bathroom!

DIY Toilet Cleaner

Are you wondering how to get rid of toilet stains with a DIY cleaner? Many people don’t like the strong scent of commercial toilet cleaners. Thankfully, there are a few methods that allow you to clean toilet stains in a sanitary manner without purchasing another product.

Grab baking soda and vinegar from your pantry. Mixed together, these two ingredients create carbonic acid, an effective natural cleaning agent that’s gentle on the environment and perfect for removing yellow stains.

Pour 240 ml of the vinegar into the bowl and let it stand for about a minute. You’ll then add about three tablespoons of baking soda to the toilet and a little more vinegar until it starts fizzing up. Let this sit for about five minutes, then scrub the toilet bowl normally. Once you flush the toilet, you’ll find that the stains are gone!

You can also use a pumice stone instead of your toilet brush if you find that the stains are fading but still stubborn. You can also pour vinegar into the toilet bowl and let it soak for eight hours.

When to Hire a Cleaning Professional

Although these DIY methods are effective for most bathroom stains, there are times when DIY methods just won’t cut it. We recommend hiring a professional if you know that you’ll be spending over an hour in the bathroom cleaning. Whether you’re a business owner or have a large family, many people don’t have the luxury of spending that much time cleaning.

Hiring a professional may also be necessary if your lease has ended and you want to receive your full deposit. End of tenancy cleaning services allows you to focus on moving and packing without the needed stress of cleaning the property afterwards. Plus, you may find that the prices are more affordable than you expect, as they’re based on the size of the flat.

DIY Bathroom Cleaner for Stubborn Stains

We hope that you’ve found a number of DIY bathroom cleaner options for stubborn stains. It’s possible to keep a bathroom clean without inhaling strong fumes that irritate your allergies or asthma. Even better, these methods are affordable, and many households already have the products stocked in their homes.

However, there are times when you’ll encounter stubborn bathroom stains that don’t seem to dissipate even after DIY methods. You also may not have time in your schedule to clean yourself, or you’re looking to get a full deposit back for a flat you’re leaving.

If this is the case, there’s no shame in hiring a professional. We’re here to get the job done as efficiently as possible so you don’t have to take up your whole day cleaning.

Ready to book well-established, end of tenancy cleaning services for your flat? In five years, we’ve completed over 3,000 jobs. Contact us today for a free quote!

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