An Eco-Friendly Guide to Cleaning Your Wet Room
When it comes to sustainability, there’s always something little we can all do that collectively makes a big difference. Whether that’s working from home a couple of days a week, or choosing naturally occurring materials for your interior design, we can all make simple swaps. Today, we’re covering how you can clean your wetroom (or bathroom) in more eco-friendly ways.
Utilise Refill Shops
Now spread across the country, refill shops mean that you can get the household cleaning products you’re used to, without the need for using up loads of plastic bottles each time.
You can use existing cleaning bottles and simply refill them with products you need, but most people use brown glass bottles or similar, as these protect any chemicals from reacting with the sun, increasing the shelf life.
You can find a refill shop near you by using search engines, or this list contains a fair few.
Use Natural Ingredients
Instead of using harsh, lab-contrived chemicals, consider using nature’s own cleaning materials. For example, lemon contains citric acid, which is fantastic for helping to break down limescale.
Then, you can mix vinegar with tea tree oil to make a homemade mould cleaner and use a baking soda and water mix to rinse it off. Things like essential lemon oils are anti-fungal and can help to naturally clean, and rosemary oils are also naturally anti-bacterial, so make your home not only better for the environment, but actually clean as well.
Install a Water Softener
While this isn’t necessarily a cleaning hack, softer water in shower rooms reduces the amount of limescale you need to clean, protects older drainpipes and more.
When you have slimmer drains, any serious limescale build up can be damaging to the flow of water and can cause problems. Therefore, if you’ve got a shallow wetroom drain, a water softening system can help to reduce the amount of maintenance you have to do, and means that you have to use fewer harsh chemicals.
Apply Some Elbow Grease
The fantastic thing about modern cleaning products is the “leave it for 30 minutes” approach, reducing the amount of scrubbing needed. However, to be more environmentally conscious, scrubbing with a cloth or brush on any stains is often most effective, and things will eventually lift.
For example, with your wetroom floor, you can simply use hot water and a splash of washing up liquid, and this should suffice to clean your floor. If there’s stubborn stains, simply scrub with a cloth, or old cotton rag, and most should lift quickly.
Choose Easy to Clean Suites
Rather than looking for trendy materials that have to look pristine to look good, consider choosing a bathroom suite that needs less maintenance to look good. For example, natural stone patterns look good regardless of how shiny they’ve been made.
This way, not only can you reduce the number of harsh chemicals, but you can actually use materials that are naturally produced, contributing back into the circular economy.