Each of us has a preference when it comes to keeping our homes and bathrooms clean. Some rely on the power of commercial cleaning products like bleach, whilst others swear by a combination of popular commercial cleaners and household materials such as baking soda. But if you have a steam shower and are having concerns about how to really keep it clean, sparkling, and dirt-free, then what you should know is that there is one single, common product found in almost all households which can solve your cleaning and maintenance problems: citric acid.
Citric acid is found in citrus fruits such as lemons, and it's always had a special place in the household, especially when it comes to keeping things clean. Citric acid has a plethora of uses, not just for cleaning, but also in cosmetics and detergents. You can buy lemons most anywhere and use the juice to clean your beloved steam shower unit.
The advantages of using natural cleaning products like lemon Of course, you can always use commercial cleaning products to keep your steam shower clean, and there's no harm in it as long as you take certain precautions. For instance, if you are planning to use bleach, it's best to keep the area well-ventilated by leaving a door or window open so you will not be affected by the fumes. But if you want to keep it natural, then citric acid from lemons is a brilliant choice. For a more natural cleaner for your bathroom and steam shower, you can use citric acid in place of vinegar (another powerful cleaning agent) for its more pleasant smell. Some individuals swear by vinegar, but it has a stronger, less pleasing smell than citric acid, so if you want your steam shower unit and bathroom to be clean and smell fresh at the same time, then use the citric acid from lemons.
How lemon juice can keep your bathroom fixtures and steam shower clean If you have bathroom fixtures that need cleaning or have water marks or stains, simply rub half of a piece of lemon onto the fixtures and leave it for about 15 minutes. You will immediately notice the difference. You can also make a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda to use as a dish cleaner and bathroom cleaner. Before cleaning your steam shower unit, make sure it is turned completely off first. Then, pour a mixture of water and lemon juice onto the cleaning cup of your steam shower. Once the cup is adequately filled, replace the cup's lid. You can then turn on the unit's steam function. Wait five to ten minutes then turn off the function. Turn on the regular shower (without the steam function) and let the water drain. Voila! You now have a perfectly clean and presentable steam shower unit just by using a little bit of lemon juice.