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7 tips on how to clean the sponge

7 tips on how to clean the sponge 1200 900 Martini Spa

Wiping out germs

Now we all know that used sponges can potentially harbour high concentrations of germs and bacteria: the presence of moisture and food residues contributes to their proliferation.
That is why it is essential to change them frequently kitchen sponges – about every fortnight – and use a sponge just for washing dishes. Or, again, one cannot do without periodic sanitisation. So discover MartiniSPA’s exclusive 7 tips on how to clean the sponge you use every day.

1 – Microwave oven

A quick and easy method. Simply clean the sponge and immerse it in a bowl of cold water. You then place the bowl with the sponge in the microwave, turning it on to maximum power for at least 4 minutes. Once left to cool, the sponge is completely sterilised.

2 – Washing machine or dishwasher

There are also people who prefer the convenience of running the sponge through a washing machine or dishwasher cycle and then letting it dry in the sunlight. If you choose the washing machine, it is recommended to set the temperature above 60°C.

3 – Steam

Staying on the subject of temperature, one can also opt for sanitising with steam at 100°C. The only caveat is to deliver steam at a short distance from the sponge, for at least 30 seconds on each side. In this way, only 0.1% of germs, parasites or viruses survive the operation.

4 – Natural disinfectants

Vinegar, salt, lemon and baking soda can come in handy if you choose a more natural way. In addition to having disinfectant and descaling properties, they remove odours from the sponge. It is enough to soak it for two hours in boiling water with vinegar and a few drops of lemon juice – or possibly fine salt.

5 – Hydrogen peroxide or degreaser

Those with a dispenser can also rely on a mix of sterilised water – 30% – and hydrogen peroxide – 70%. After half an hour in this liquid, any sponge will say goodbye to bacteria.

6 – Bleach

90% hot water and 10% bleach: here is a variation of the previous suggestion. After soaking for about 30 minutes, sponges and pads are disinfected and sterilised. After soaking, it is recommended to rinse the sponges thoroughly – preferably with warm water.

7 – Choose Hygiene+ by MartiniSPA

Wondering how best to clean the sponge is legitimate. But of course what also makes the difference is choosing the best sponge for classic cleaning tasks. With Hygiene+ sponges you can enjoy perfect antibacterial action and guaranteed hygiene over time. The innovative Hygiene+ line bases its effectiveness on the joint action of silver ions, copper, thiabendazole and zinc pyrithione – elements that inhibit the proliferation of bacteria. Be surprised by the tech soul of MartiniSPA.

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How to Clean Your Bathroom Effectively: Essential Products and Steps

How to Clean Your Bathroom Effectively: Essential Products and Steps 1200 800 Martini Spa

Have you ever considered how to effectively and quickly clean your bathroom?

The bathroom is the area of the home most susceptible to potential contamination.
If not cleaned properly and not ventilated, it’s easy to encounter the formation of mold, germs, and bacteria, which is why it’s essential to sanitize it correctly. But how do you thoroughly clean the bathroom? In this article, we will give you the best tips for cleaning your bathroom quickly and with the right tools.

What products should you use to clean bathroom surfaces?

When preparing to clean the bathroom, you typically have to face several adversaries: encrusted limescale, bad odors, molds, and stains are always lurking! To ensure maximum hygiene and cleanliness in the bathroom, it is therefore important to rely on the right tools. Let’s see what you should arm yourself with to clean the bathroom in the best way possible.

Sponges and cloths for washing

Cloths and sponges, in the bathroom as in the home, are a universal solution. Microfiber and cellulose are perfect materials for their absorbent power and because they release liquids well, polishing even without the use of detergents.
Ideally, to clean the bathroom, you should arm yourself with cloths made of both materials.
Martini Spa therefore offers you Hygiene+, the innovative product line dedicated to home care, to stop bacteria and ensure safe and guaranteed hygiene over time. Martini Spa’s products are integrated with antibacterial elements like silver ions, copper, thiabendazole, and zinc pyrithione, to inhibit the growth of bacteria and ensure maximum protection.

Sanitizing the bathroom with the right detergents

The choice of detergents is also fundamental to effectively clean the bathroom and ensure perfect sanitization. Avoid DIY solutions and mixtures made with vinegar and baking soda. Besides polluting groundwater, they may not sanitize well.

To remove dirt, it’s better to rely on limescale removers and sanitizers, preferably ecological and biodegradable. Excellent are the detergents containing citric acid-based formulas, capable of cleaning the bathroom well without irritating the skin.

N.B: if you have other products open, don’t rush to buy eco-friendly detergents. Remember that the first way to clean sustainably at home is to finish what you already have!

The gloves

Before cleaning the bathroom, remember to wear a pair of gloves for cleaning. This way, you’ll avoid direct contact with bacteria, dirt, and aggressive detergents.

Gloves are necessary to adequately protect your hands from the strongest detergents that could irritate the skin and cause even severe burns. Remember, the well-being of the person and the environment are the most important things, and we at Martini Spa know this well!

The steam cleaner for cleaning the most difficult corners

Last but not least, is the advice to use a steam cleaner. With steam, you can easily and deeply sanitize carpets, shower corners, and bathroom surfaces. Moreover, steam is the best sanitizer when there are people with weak immune systems or those suffering from allergies or asthma at home.

How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom in 7 Steps

But now let’s get to the point: how to deep clean the bathroom? Essentially, the goal is to disinfect, remove dirt, and organize. Let’s see the process in a few simple steps.

1. Tidy up!

The first thing to do to clean the bathroom is to remove everything that creates disorder. Put as many things as you can in drawers and avoid leaving brushes, bottles, towels, etc., around. In general, in the bathroom, the fewer things there are, the better!

2. Sanitize the sanitary ware

Toilets and bathtubs are the surfaces where the most bacteria accumulate. Use a suitable disinfectant to clean the surfaces and deeply sanitize. The Martini multi-purpose sponge with scratch-free fiber is ideal for this task. The vegetable cellulose side is absorbent and gentle, while the fiber side is ideal for removing dirt without scratching.

3. Remove the dirt…

With a damp sponge and a bit of stain remover, eliminate stains and residues from the shower walls and sanitary ware. Use a multi-purpose sponge with strong fiber for particularly stubborn stains. You’ll effectively eliminate mold from the walls.

4. …and pay attention to the toilet

For deep toilet sanitation, in addition to the right products, it’s necessary to scrub well, both inside and around the edges. After putting on gloves, take a sponge (those with silver ions are the most sanitizing!) and start scrubbing, insisting on the inner rim, where bacteria accumulate the most. Don’t forget to scrub the toilet seat well, then use a cellulose cloth to dry.

5. It’s time for the glass!

Never forget the mirror and shower doors, where limescale streaks are most noticeable. Arm yourself with a good cloth specifically designed for glass. Why? Because the sponge is extremely important to avoid unsightly streaks. We’ve thought of everything: our multi-purpose glass cloth offers a soft side for removing stains even without detergents, while the latex side is perfect for polishing surfaces. Seeing is believing!

6. Clean the floor

Cleaning the floor is the last step, but not the least important. After sweeping to remove dust and hair residues, immerse the Martini Spa floor cloth in hot water and eco-friendly detergent. Then rinse thoroughly with plenty of water to eliminate any residue.

7. And what about cleaning the bathroom with steam?

When discussing tools for cleaning the bathroom, we mentioned the steam cleaner. Why? Steam is a method that fully replaces any detergent, even the most degreasing ones. Thanks to the steam, you’ll quickly eliminate germs, bacteria, mold, accumulated dirt, and bad odors. After using the steam, dry with our multi-purpose cloth and then go over the floor with the floor cloth. You’ll see great results!

How often should you clean the bathroom?

We’ve discussed how to do it, but… how often should you clean the bathroom? The answer mainly depends on how we use it and the number of people in the house.

Generally, it’s good to dedicate yourself to deep cleaning of sanitary ware and the shower at least once a week. As for the toilet, bidet, and sink, it’s advisable to do it every day.

It’s always good to clean the bathroom walls every week using the most suitable products.

The situation is different for textiles. The shower curtain should be washed at least once a month, while towels should be washed every three or four days. The shower mat should be washed with a disinfectant cycle every week.

How and when should the sponges I used to clean the bathroom be washed?

The bathroom sponges can be sanitized by quickly boiling them in the microwave after each use of the sponge.
To sanitize the sponges with the microwave, simply immerse the sponge in a container filled with water, after rinsing the sponge with water and detergent, and activate at maximum power to eliminate bacteria.

How to Deep Clean the Bathroom? Clearly, with Martini Spa’s cleaning products!

Hygiene+ is the Martini Spa product collection for home and bathroom hygiene and cleaning. The sanitizing elements allow for a gentle yet deep cleaning of the home. Want a clean and tidy bathroom? Check out Hygiene+!

Hygiene+, la pulizia è una questione di chimica

Hygiene+, cleaning is a matter of chemistry

Hygiene+, cleaning is a matter of chemistry 1200 900 Martini Spa

Silver ions, a long history

The combination of silver and medicine has been very successful over the centuries. Just think of the treatises from classical and medieval times that considered it a valuable aid in limiting inflammation and infection: in other words, long before medicine became modern, the medical properties of silver were well known. However, today we have obviously perfected its use, as with silver ions. When placed in the right solutions, they naturally sanitise surfaces and objects, reducing the bacterial load and preventing the growth of fungi or mould.

A safe home with Hygiene+

That is why MartiniSPA offers a wide range of products enriched with silver ions. The Hygiene+ line has bacteriostatic cloths and sponges for use in standard cleaning operations. In addition to silver, this innovative selection also relies on the special properties of copper, thiabendazole and zinc pyrithione. Want some examples? They range from multi-purpose sponges – with strong fibre or dual antibacterial protection – to non-scratch sponges – with cellulose inserts or nail protection – to dual weave floor, glass and multipurpose cloths.

Hygiene+, feel the safety on your skin

Silver ions and zinc pyrithione also feature in the other section of the Hygiene+ range, the one dedicated to the body and, more specifically, to cleansing and comforting your skin. Among the most iconic products in the line is the scented soft scrub sponge, with X-PAND process and exfoliating microgranules for a silky-smooth effect. Those seeking for the utmost well-being will instead fulfil their dreams with the extra soft body sponge, also in a scented version. Another option available is the soft & scrub body sponge, tailor-made for pleasantly effective action. In addition to the mesh sponge, MartiniSPA’s offering is rounded off with the exclusive double-action soft & scrub glove and the special body brush with wavy massage sponge.
So, why settle for normal hygiene when you can have more? Better still, when you can have Hygiene+? Get rid of bacteria with a set of high quality products for you and your environment.

The Inspired Home Show 2022: MartiniSPA returns to Chicago

The Inspired Home Show 2022: MartiniSPA returns to Chicago 1200 900 Martini Spa

A trade fair with 80 years of successes

For decades, The Inspired Home Show has been the most prestigious home products trade fair in North America and beyond. Every year until 2019, the event of the International Housewares Association used to host more than 52,000 sector professionals and brands, with registrations from more than 130 Countries around the world. The Inspired Home Show, therefore, was the gravity centre of the home industry, where to network, discover the most innovative trends, take part in educational initiatives, and show company offerings to the large audience of stakeholders.

The relaunch of The Inspired Home Show

The Covid-19 pandemic, however, forced the organisers to postpone the 2020 and 2021 events. Now, at last, is the moment to turn the lights of Chicago’s McCormick Place, the event’s historic headquarters, on once more. The Inspired Home 2022 will be enhanced by special novelties, such as Connect 365. The event’s digital Marketplace is getting ready to revolutionise the relationship between brands and users, who can have an exclusive preview of the products that will be the stars of the unique show of the Windy City. Obviously, MartiniSPA and its best lines had to be included in the list of international brands.

MartiniSPA: here is how to hold Illinois in thrall

From 5 to 7 March, when looking at exposition space N6453 – North building, floor 3, hall B1 visitors will in fact discover how creativity and innovation can best serve the environment. For example, they will see demonstrations of the unique properties of the Beauty Sponges, the sponges created by MartiniSPA with the X-Pand process to exalt the active principles of their natural components with heady fragrances: aloe vera, coconut, hemp seeds, pink grapefruit, or coconut. Made for all skin types, the Beauty Sponges enhance every minute spent under the shower.

Hygiene+, a healthy body in a healthy house

Visitors to The 2022 Inspired Home Show will be able to feast their eyes on the MartiniSPA Hygiene+ collection, with sponges and accessories for the home and the body. The fair’s guests will admire the excellence of the antibacterial ingredients that identify the Hygiene+ line: silver ions, zinc pyrithione, copper, and thiabendazole are just some of the ingredients on which MartiniSPA has built an invaluable bacteriostatic action for safe families in safe domestic environments. An example of Made in Italy in step with the times, that is sure to have an impact also on the other shore of the Atlantic.

Mr. Eco® al The Inspired Home Show

The Mr. Eco® range will, once more, be the undeniable star of the show. The winners of the Red Dot Design Awards 2020, the products of the most recent MartiniSPA inspiration, are taking the market by surprise with their 4 strong points: no plastic elements, recyclable and biodegradable materials, natural ingredients (from loofah to bamboo), and sustainable packaging made from FSC® certified paper. Because this is the true identity of MartiniSPA, to also be witnessed in Chicago: a brand that breaks new ground with its focus on the environment, without compromising the originality and uniqueness of its products.

+++ TIHS 2022 Update from the MartiniSPA team +++

The experience of The Inspired Home Show 2022 has fully satisfied the MartiniSPA staff present in Illinois. A positive balance – in terms of networking and new leads – summed up well in our team’s closing statement:

“The Inspired Home Show allowed us to meet many partners and potential customers in just a few days. The show was a very successful moment and we had the chance to explain to many visitors our history, the inspiration behind each product and current trends such as eco-friendly Mr.Eco® and Hygiene+ antibacterial products. Thank you Chicago for this opportunity!”

The Inspired Home Show 2022: MartiniSPA torna a Chicago - ST