Just for Fun | March 8, 2017
Baking Soda: The Household Hero
- Scrubbing power
- Breath freshener
- Stain remover
- Laundry helper
- Clog buster
Baking soda’s best-known household use (outside a baking pan) is its odor fighting ability. Put it in the refrigerator and freezer. Sprinkle it on carpets, upholstery, pet beds, stuffed animals and other stinky surfaces, let it sit, then vacuum it away.
Paired with water or with its fellow household hero, vinegar, baking soda works well as a surface cleaner. Use a baking soda paste on your greasy stovetop, pour a baking soda solution into your toilet bowl, or sprinkle it on your sponge to wipe down the sink. It can even help you revive the luster of your tarnished silver or well worn jewelry.
Baking soda is used in some toothpastes because of its whitening and odor fighting properties. Rinsing with a baking soda solution can help freshen breath and reduce acidity in your mouth.
Whether it’s hard water spots, grout mildew, carpet stains or rust, baking soda can help!
If you have hard water, adding a baking soda rinse may help you reduce detergent residue on your clothes. You may even be able to use less soap in the softer water.
For minor sink and toilet clogs and blocked garbage disposals, baking soda and vinegar could be all you need. If that's not working, give the plumbing pros at ARS®/Rescue Rooter® a call at 1-800-277-9400.