The same article from Canadian Living suggests spraying hydrogen peroxide on the ceiling of the shower to prevent mould and mildew build-up. We have a terrible problem with mould - it has set into the grout and is really hard to get clean. I like the idea of preventing mould to begin with. Our solutions in the past have been leaving the fan running, and keeping the shower door open to let the moisture evaporate out, but it doesn't seem to prevent the mould from growing.
I like the peroxide idea, and am going to spray the shower with it after I clean it.
The inspiration for this blog came after reading Vanessa Farquharson's book, Sleeping Naked is Green, and wondering if her new eco-lifestyle was really applicable to a family of 5 that was already fairly environmentally friendly. At the urging of a friend, I took on the challenge of trying to improve my family's "green-ness", using the book as a template. This blog will record our attempts to improve our environmental foot-print one small change at a time.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Spray shower with hydrogen peroxide (Day 67)
Posted by Eco Mama at 10:21 AM
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A great -and easy- way to prevent mold in the shower is to squeegee the place clean after each shower. It really helps to cut to cut down on the yucky stuff.ReplyDelete
I agree, but it's hard to squeegee tile. Our shower is a walk-in, but completely tiled.ReplyDelete
Do any readers have experience squeeging tile? Any tips or tricks I could use?
My mum's shower is tiled, and she isn't too fond of the sqeegee, so she wipes down with a chamois.ReplyDelete
I find the chamois/dry cloth is more work than a squeegee. If you get a rubber or silicon squeegee, they tend to be more flexible than the plastic ones sold for bathrooms. The flexibility helps get into the grout lines. At least, that's what I think. Also, imperfect squeegeeing is better than no squeegee at all!
I have done some further research, and cannot find anywhere that a solution of less than 3% hydrogen peroxide is harmful to humans or aquatic life, especially if the solution is not swallowed or applied directly to the skin.ReplyDelete
If anyone can provide me with a credible reference as to why I should NOT use HP as a cleaner, I would like to hear about it.
wonder if white vinegar would work just as well as hydrogen peroxide?ReplyDelete
Dmarie - I think vinegar would work well also. I just finished reading the Seventh Generation's book on home cleaning, and they suggest cleaning with vinegar and then spraying with hydrogen peroxide.ReplyDelete