How To Clean

At Live Clean Today, we like to share our cleaning secrets with our customers. Sometimes, all it takes to make a home feel refreshed is a little attention to detail. We think you'll find it helpful to know how to clean the following:

  • How to clean tile;
  • How to clean copper;
  • How to remove soap scum.

How To Clean Tile
Porcelain and ceramic tile floors all require maintenance to ensure that they remain shiny. Tile floors can be cleaned with a mild detergent and water with a mop and bucket. You can also use a solution of 1/4 cup white vinegar to one gallon of water to dissolve water and grease stains. The real secret on how to clean tile floors is clean grout. A mixture of baking soda and water makes an excellent non-toxic grout cleaner. Rub it into the grout to sit overnight. Use a stiff nylon brush the next morning to scrub the grout clean. Do not use metal; metal will damage the grout. Repeat as needed.

How To Clean Copper
Copper has a tendency to become tarnished over time. There are a few natural products you can use to help remove that unsightly stain. Mix the juice from several lemons with a tablespoon of baking soda to form a paste. Rub the mixture over the affected areas until the tarnish begins to come off. Once the tarnish is gone, polish with a clean cloth. Vinegar and salt also make an excellent tarnish remover. Pour vinegar and salt over the copper and rub vigorously until the tarnish is gone. Rinse and polish. You can also use lemon instead of vinegar. Use the juice from one lemon along with enough salt to form a paste. Follow the same procedure used for the vinegar and salt solution.

How to Remove Soap Scum
Soap scum can be easily removed from walls and grout with natural cleaning products like borax, baking soda, vinegar and pumice stones. Allow any of these products to sit for at least 15 minutes to get the most out of the cleaning process. Borax and baking soda can be combined in a solution of one cup powder and one to two tablespoons dishwashing liquid or detergent. Add enough water to form a paste. Vinegar should be mixed with equal parts water and one tablespoon dish detergent for best results.