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DIY Cleaning Products Using Filtered Water

DIY Cleaning Products Using Filtered Water

Most people install a water filtration system because they have concerns about the quality or the taste of their tap water. But did you know there are so many other uses for your filtered water? From washing your fruit and vegetables, washing the car, filling the kettle and pots for cooking, and even making your own natural and environmentally friendly cleaning products at home. Yes! Ditch the chemicals and the nasty build up of calcium, and DIY your favourite cleaning products with your filtered water from your Waterchoice 5 stage reverse osmosis filtration system.

So why DIY your own cleaning products?

In a world full of chemicals and toxins, it would be nice to not have to live with and breath them in at home. You will save yourself money not buying expensive brand names, and you will reduce the clutter of plastic bottles taking up your cupboard space. The water produced by our reverse osmosis filtration systems is as close to rain water as you can get, which means it is the perfect chemical free base for making many at home cleaning products. Waterchoice water filtration systems also remove all the calcium, so say goodbye to streaky windows, and say hello to glistening, sparkling glass!

We've done the roundup of some of the best and simplest DIY recipes. You'll find that you already have most of the products around your home.

Scented all-purpose cleaner

One part white vinegar

One part filtered water

Lemon rind

Rosemary sprigs

Combine the above ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle, shake, and then let infuse for a week before using. Once done, you can use the solution to remove hard water stains, clean the bins, wall smudges, and much more. Plus, the fruit's acid adds extra cleaning properties, which is perfect for stubborn stains.

Glass cleaner

Ingredients:

2 cups filtered water

1/2 cup white or cider vinegar

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol 70% concentration

1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil for smell (optional)

Combine all these ingredients and pour them in a spray bottle. We recommend you don't clean windows on a hot, sunny day, because the solution will dry too quickly and leave lots of streaks. For mirrors, spray the solution on a paper towel or soft cloth first before wiping.

Carpet cleaner

Baking soda

White vinegar

Filtered water

Nylon (or similar) scrub brush

Vacuum cleaner

Cover the entire stain with a thorough coating of baking soda.

In a spray bottle, combine a half-and-half blend of white vinegar and filtered water.

Spray the Stain. While leaving the baking soda on the carpet, thoroughly spray the stained area with your vinegar and filtered water blend. Make sure to check out the baking soda foaming up, but don’t worry, it is harmless.

Let the mixture sit on the stain for at least three hours.

Using your nylon brush, gently work the cleaning solutions into the stain. Be careful not to rub too hard or you risk disturbing the fibers of your carpet.

Wait for the Solution to Dry. Let the carpet dry overnight.

Vacuum. By the next day, the vinegar and water solution should be dry, leaving a chalky baking soda residue. Clean this with a vacuum cleaner, and if any residue remains, gently scrub with a clean cloth.

We recommend spot testing on an inconspicuous area first.

Yellowing Underarms on White T-Shirts

White shirts tend to attract yellow underarm stains. To tackle these stubborn and unsightly stains, all you need are several items that you probably have lying around your house already.

Vinegar

Filtered water

Baking soda

Salt

Hydrogen peroxide

Combine one cup of vinegar and two cups of warm filtered water in a bucket. Add your shirt and allow it to soak for about half an hour.

In a small container, combine half a cup of baking soda, one tablespoon of salt, and one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Using a spoon, mix it together until it forms a paste.

Lay out the towel and place the shirt on top, exposing the stains. Thoroughly coat the stains with the paste, and allow it to sit for about half an hour.

Wash the shirt in the washing machine like you usually would. Most stains should now have vanished, but if they are still present, repeat the process again. Some stubborn stains need a little extra convincing to vamoose.

Tile and wood floor cleaner

Sealed wood floors and any non-porous tile (such as porcelain) can be thoroughly cleaned to a sparkling shine with a little vinegar and water.

White vinegar

Filtered water

Combine approximately one cup of white vinegar with approximately 4 litres of warm filtered water. Make sure the water is only warm, and not hot. If you find the smell of the vinegar strong or overpowering, feel free to add a few drops of essential oil. Think lavender, orange, lemon or eucalyptus.

Spray and wipe your floors, being careful not to over-saturate wood floors. Everything should be left scrubbed and gleaming – not soggy. Wring out your cloth each time after dipping it in the water. If necessary, wipe everything with a clean, dry cloth. Beware of slippery floors.

Kitchen sink drain cleaner

Our drains can get a little stinky over time, especially in the kitchen. It is important to prevent build up in the drain to prevent blockages and to keep the nasty smells away. So, here is how to naturally clean and disinfect your drain.

Baking soda

White vinegar

Filtered water

With the drain catch removed, pour half a cup of baking soda and one cup of white vinegar down your drain. You should hear the mixture start to fizz. Give the mixture a few minutes to work, and then tip some boiling filtered water down the drain to clear the solution. This will help to clear any clogged up material, and your drain will be rid of any unpleasant smells.

Don't have filtered water in your home, workshop or office, but interested in more ways to use it and more information? Contact us at Waterchoice today. We have been in the business of 5 stage reverse osmosis filtered water for almost 21 years, and we are passionate about good quality drinking water (and all its other uses!)

We are based in Western Australia and service the following regions:

Perth, Geraldton, Onslow, Dampier, Karratha, Roebourne, Wickham, Port Hedland, South Hedland, Broome, Newman, Pannawonica, Tom Price, Kununurra and Derby. Don't see your town listed? Let us know, we may still be able to help you with your water filtration needs.

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  • Installation
  • Product advice
  • All maintenance and servicing
  • All parts
  • Relocation if you move house or office
  • A local representative to service your water needs
  • First 2 weeks are free based on a 12-month agreement.

What do our customer have to say about us?

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Contact us today and you too could experience our quick service, amazing quality and value for money filtered water.

 

 

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