Here, at our blog, we share and discuss with you a lot of cleaning tips, tricks and ideas that can help you maintain a house or workspace on a daily basis. We focus our knowledge and experience into helping you achieve the cleanliness and tidiness that will make your family, other people and you, in general, feel comfortable, good and happy. It is our mission to pay attention and help you see and understand why and where a good clean, sometimes elbow grease required, is highly recommended and in which cases you can sneaky skip the chores and leave them for… well, for when you have more time, more energy, more enthusiasm. With that being said, some everyday tasks at home that are bonded to house cleaning, organisation and maintenance can be described as more important than others. It is because they are health-related ones, not because if you spend one day with your bed undone and the world will end up all of a sudden! We believe that health and well-being are most important and they are our main motivation with every cleaning idea we give in our articles.
Cleaning the pink biofilm in your bathroom is another example for us caring for your well-being and health. Because the pink biofilm you can usually find in your bathtub is not simply soap residue, it is a bacteria that produces a pinkish or reddish colour and forms a strong and vibrant community through the creation of a biofilm. While there are many helpful biofilms in nature, this is not the case with the one you can find in your bathroom.
Here is the reason – if left untreated and uncleaned, the pink biofilm can spread quickly and easily around the house and cause a number of health issues. In addition, it stains your bathtub or anything else permanently. So here is how to get rid of it once and forever… or at least until it starts appearing again in a while.
- Regular cleaning, at least once a week, is good prevention for pink biofilm appearing
- Use a specially designed bathroom or shower cleaner to remove soap residue and grimy dirt. Scrub the surfaces until the breakdown of the pink biofilm.
- Then rinse, rinse, rinse!
- Once you have gotten rid of the biofilm, coat the surfaces with a disinfectant that will kill the remaining bacteria and let it sit that way for about a few minutes.
- Rinse again.
- For the toilet bowls we have another tip: Clean your toilet with the usual toilet cleaner you are using by scrubbing and brushing the interior of the bowl until the breakdown of the film. Then use an antimicrobial cleaner (check the directions on the packaging to be sure how to use it). After you have completed cleaning and disinfecting, follow with adding a ¼ cup of bleach into the toilet tank and wait for about 20 minutes. Bleach will do its magic for that time. Once the time is up, flush a few times to dilute the bleach.
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