While you have been spending money on a variety of cleaning chemicals, you have had an inexpensive, yet powerful, tool sitting seldom used in your refrigerator’s fruit drawer. That lemon you keep around to spruce up a cup of tea is more than just a few drops of juice. Our expert cleaners have explained how you can use that tart fruit to make your house cleaner.
Microwave: These appliances are prone to stains and odors that never seem to go away no matter what you do. Fortunately, lemons will not only provide it with a fresh scent, but also the oils in it will loosen any build ups. All you need to do to activate this powerful cleaning agent is squeeze half a lemon into a bowl of water and cook it for three to five minutes at the highest power level.
Cutting Board: Over time, your cutting board will get stained by the foods on it and absorb their odors. While you could spend hours trying to work them out with dish soap, a lemon can make it a much faster process. Begin by spreading salt across the top of the cutting board. Next, using half of a lemon, work the juice into the board as you scrub the fruit across it.
Toilet: With water sitting there at all times, you are sure to have noticed at one time or another that a ring will occasionally form in the bowl. If you cannot wait for our cleaning company in Bucks Company to wash it, you can use half a lemon and some salt. Squeeze the fruit and sprinkle the salt around the toilet and then scrub it down with a brush.
Garbage Disposal: Now that you have used every drop of juice you can get out of the lemon, it is useless, right? Wrong, it still has some cleaning attributes left in it! When you are done cleaning with the lemon, drop it in your garbage disposal and let it go to work. The fruit will deodorize and help sanitize the disposal and its blades.
Another perk of lemons is that while they sit in the refrigerator between uses they will freshen up the unit. Between the acidity in the juice and grease cutting oils in the rind, the lemon is a secret weapon in the arsenal of many cleaning companies throughout Bucks County.