Quiz: Can you clean a bathroom with just lemon?

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Bathrooms can become grimy quite easily. Bacteria and other unwanted substances find the warm and wet bathroom environment inviting and will soon make themselves at home in your bathroom. Luckily, cheap and plentiful lemons can help you with your bathroom battles! Take this quiz to learn how to use lemons to keep your bathroom sparkling.

Soap scum is a mix of dirt, soap residue and what?

Soap residue and dirt mix with minerals found in tap water and stick to the surfaces in the bathroom, forming a film on them.


What does citric acid break down in soap scum?

Citric acid breaks down bacteria and dirt found in soap scum.


How can you remove soap scum from bathroom surfaces?

Rub a cut lemon over your bathroom surfaces that are covered in soap scum.


Rust is formed when which metal corrodes?

When iron corrodes it forms rust. To remove rust, rub a cut lemon over the stains.


What accelerates the formation of rust stains?

The presence of salt accelerates the formation of rust.


How can you stop further rust from forming?

Painting over rust deprives it of oxygen, since it will be sealed off from exposure to air.


If you don't have time to paint over rust, how else can you remove it?

Mix lemon juice and laundry booster into a paste and, using a scrubbing brush, apply the mixture to the stains until they come off completely.


What sort of conditions favor mildew growth?

Mildew likes to grow in warm, damp, dark environments, which is why it often grows in bathrooms. It's important to keep mildew at bay because it can cause respiratory problems.


How can you remove mildew stains from a shower curtain?

To remove mildew stains from the shower curtain, soak it in salt water for at least 15 minutes. Take the curtain out of the salt water mixture and rub the stains with lemon juice while the curtain is still damp. Then rinse the curtain with water or put it in the washing machine.


What can you mix with lemon juice to make your own glass cleaner?

To make your own glass cleaner, mix three tablespoons of lemon juice, half a cup of rubbing alcohol and a quarter teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and dilute with water. Use it the same way you would use a commercial window cleaner.


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