Bathroom Cleaning Kit
One kit for all your various bathroom cleaning needs
Guide on how to clean your bathroom without any chemicals
Firstly we need to go back to basic that a bathroom must be free of dust, grime and dirt as moisture is present every time you turn on a tap. No matter if its running water from the basin, moisture from the steam of a hot shower or flushing the toilet.
Should the surface not be free of fine dust particles this environment could trigger the growth of mould particularly uneven or painted surfaces. Mould can also grow on tiles or the ceiling of your bathroom. So cleaning and a good ventilation is the best way to prevent the growth of mould.
There are several species of mould present in most houses. Mould grows from humidity and dirt. The air conditioner can as well grow mould due to the dirt and dust spores being stuck in the ventilator.
So what is the best way to keep mould at bay? The only way to avoid the growth of mould is to have a total clean and dry surface with no residue. Often sprays leave a slimy and sticky residue behind which can be a magnet for dust and dirt. This is the old method of cleaning and will not remove any dirt or bacteria on your surface. If you simply spray the spray on a surface, bacteria can still grow under it, if you don’t remove the residue. The word cleaning means the removal of organic substances. It is very simple: If you have a clean dry surface bacteria will not grow.
Infection control bodies have conducted many bacterial tests to prove that a disinfectant is not required provided the surface is totally clean and dry. It is also important to allow an air flow with windows and shower doors left open after a proper bathroom clean.
Don’t underestimate the power of the micro fibre based cleaning products on the market. Bernhard Heath & Associates conducted extensive tests on a range of the Ha-Ra products and confirmed that these fibres leave a surface totally clean.
These procedures involved tests such as leaving contaminated meat for several days to breed micro- organisms to a dangerous level in tens of thousands. The Ha-Ra Ultra fibre was then used and tested with only water and the mechanical fibres which penetrated deep into the surface bringing all the bacteria to the surface then drying off with a Ha-Ra Drying-Off Cloth.
The result of re-testing after cleaning was impressive due to the totally dry cleaning surface bacteria could not be detected. This test was proven to be safer and cleaner than the use of common cleaning chemicals. The impact of these tests should not be underestimated, as this chemical-free cleaning system is now used by many businesses such as Steriliser Departments in Hospitals or commercial kitchens. These industries need to cover the strict requirements of the Health & Safety regulations of their industry. Thanks to the test the use of harsh chemicals has been made redundant.
Finally there is a legitimate alternative that also meets the cleaning industry performance criteria. Think about cleaning your bathroom with the harsh chemicals that many people use. We can finally step away from harsh cleaning chemicals and revert to a more superior way of cleaning. The Bathroom Cleaning Kit uses micro and nano fibres which are of the best quality available on the market. All products of the Ha-Ra Cleaning range are quality made in Germany. Of course there are many look alike on the markets, which people are getting confused with. However, you will quickly realise that only a quality product will do the job as the once-off cloth options are often made of a very poor quality. The Bathroom Cleaning Kit is made of a cleaning system which is a Hedgehog Cleaning Glove, Scrub Cloth, ph neutral detergent in a Rollfix bottle and and a drying off cloth - called a Star Polishing Cloth.
Steriliser Departments and Hospitals are using this cleaning system as they have attempted to reduce the use of chemicals in general. It is recommended by the Infection Control board for cleaning Steam sterilisers including Atherton products.
So where does Ha-Ra originate from? Hans Raab is the original inventor of this cleaning technology. This system has gained tremendous popularity over the past 50 years. The product range has been improved over the years due to more research and development and has ultimately led to the even stronger and better fibres which include the Hedgehog Fibres of the Bathroom Cleaning Kit. This Cleaning Glove is made from a high-tech industrial material. The white fibres which are almost in the nano range, are combined with a unique bristle-fibre that is used as a scrubbing brush while the blue mono fibre will absorb the grime loosened from the shower recess even on shower screens. The properties of these fibres in the Bathroom Cleaning Glove are approx. 1.8 million individual fibres. These fibres are woven on to the thick density side of the Bathroom Cleaning Glove giving it powerful cleaning capabilities.
The top gathers the heavy dirt and the bottom fibre absorbs the grime and removes bacteria. It is recommended to finish off with the Star Polishing Cloth. Once again this is a very durable Cleaning Cloth as the looped pile will absorb the remainder of moisture. Many cheap copies on the market do not have the unique capillary action to absorb moisture. This is a very unique cleaning tool for bathroom recess, on shower screens or tiles including porcelain wash basins and bath tubs.
The new age cleaning micro fibres have evolved over the years and society is catching on fast that chemicals are no longer required. Extra attention should be taken especially in the bathroom as this area attracts moisture and mould, which is often difficult to remove. Especially if it has grown under silicon seals or grout. It is recommended to avoid the growth of mould in the first place, rather than dealing with it when it is too late.
The recommendation on how to remove mould in the past 50 years has changed. Spraying an aggressive cleaning agent on top of the mould is not fixing the problem. Often these harsh chemicals, destroy your surface layers and make it even easier for mould and bacteria to grow back. Prevention is therefore more important than ever. Various chemicals have been used over the years as cleaning aids. Especially in the bathroom it is difficult to deal with these harsh chemicals, as you will inhale these chemicals while cleaning with them due to the limited airflow.
Marketing companies have convinced many buyers that there is a miracle fluid for each cleaning problem out there. Instead of making cleaning safe, these products can have an impact on our health and safety.
Back in the early 19th century our families used simple elbow grease and soap with a brush. This would loosen the grime and they would then dry off with a cotton towel which absorbed the grime. Back at that time people had less problems with asthma and allergies than they have today with all the different cleaning chemicals on the market.
So why does your shower screen have water marks on it or is cloudy with a build up? In many cases the Bathroom Cleaning Kit can bring these screens back to life using the Hedgehog Cleaning Glove and water only in a circular motion. You would use the prickled side first to slowly lift of the grime. In most cases the recess is more on the bottom of the screen or close to the tiled flooring. To give the surface a complete finish, flip the Cleaning Glove over with the nano fibre to absorb any residue left behind and completely dry off with the Star Polishing Cloth. If you have a clean dry surface bacteria will not grow. It is recommended to leave the shower door open to allow a proper air flow so you won’t trap any moisture. If you have poured large amount of bleach or harsh cleaning detergents over your shower screens and can’t seem to get the results you expect, this may be due to the fact that your surface has been destroyed. We call this glass cancer. The chemicals have damaged the top layer of the glass so the hard water deposits sit inside the damaged surface, which will make it almost impossible to clean. Often a new shower screen is required. So again, it is better to do prevention before the damage is done.
The Rollfix in the Bathroom Cleaning Kit is a ph neutral detergent which is a very concentrated mixture of vegetable concentrate and glycerine. It is a Multi-Purpose Cleaner which will degrease light fat as well any residue in your bathroom.
How to clean shower door gasket? Or plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door? Rinse the Hedgehog Cleaning Glove under water and run the prickly fibres under the door gasket or plastic strip it will absorb grime and mould into the Cleaning Glove.
Mouldy grout is very common as it depends on the type of sealant used in many cases along the side of the shower or wall connection. A sealant is used over top of the grout. If any moisture gets under the seal it is impossible to clean with out pealing the seal away and thoroughly scrubbing with the Hedgehog Cleaning Glove before replacing the seal. The surface must be thoroughly dry to do so. It is recommended to dry off with a hair dryer and leave for at least 24 hours before re applying this seal. Cement grout cannot and will not be removed from between the wall tiles as damage to the tiles will occur.
Cement grout has a noticeable sandy texture. Therefore you may require the Scrub Cloth which is a heavy density micro fibre that will allow the fibres to agitate the grime out of the pours of the cement grout. Its recommended to thoroughly dry off and allow to air dry.
It is very important to clean and dry the bathroom regularly, including grout and hard-to-reach corners that are prone to mould using the Bathroom Cleaning Kit. You can even clean while you are showering as it’s just water.
To clean the mirrors and wash basins with the Bathroom Cleaning Kit, simply use the Hedgehog Cleaning Glove over the mirrors with a splash of water + Rollfix. This will also assist with condensation and steam build up. Simply dry off for a streak free finish using the Star Polishing Cloth. The same principal applies to basins, taps streaky tiles.
Many people are reverting back to old grannies method by using vinegar. This is not recommended as the acid once again can bite into the glass and mirrors and cause some form of corrosion particularly shower screens with a stainless steel bottom surrounding finish this will trap any form of cleaning agent and start to make it corrode.
To remove lime scale down the bottom of a toilet or around taps and fittings us the Hedgehog Cleaning Glove to protect your hand and flush the toilet. Roll Rollfix on the Scrub Cloth and run around the porcelain curve of the toilet bowl as well under the lip of the toilet seat. Flush serval times and repeat until it clean.
A toilet usually smells as the urine that has splashed over the seat and under becomes wet, this means that the toilet needs a proper clean using water Hedgehog Cleaning Glove. Simply wipe over your seat, under the seat and behind the seat. Should this still have an odour, the toilet seat will require removing and cleaning around the attachment where urine has built up, even throwing a bucket of water can assist if you unable to remove the toilet seat. Use the scrub cloth and Rollfix around all toilet seat fittings.
It is also important to keep your drains clean by removing the vertical side then under running water use the Scrub Cloth with the Rollfix. Clean the drip thoroughly at least once a month.