How to Clean With Carbonated Water

Melissa Lewis

Carbonated water is a refreshing beverage, but it is also useful as an inexpensive, natural cleaning agent, according to Green America. This versatile product can be used on a variety of surfaces throughout your home, and eliminates the need for harsh chemicals.

It is easy to clean with carbonated water since the “fizz” does most of the work for you. Any plain carbonated water will do the trick, whether it’s club soda, seltzer water or sparkling water.

  1. Clean sticky spots on floors. Instead of scrubbing, pour a small amount of carbonated water onto stubborn spots and simply wipe dry.

  2. Pour or spray soda water on laundry, carpet and upholstery stains. The bubbling action will lift the stain to the surface of the fabric so you can blot it out easily. Repeat as needed.

  3. Shine kitchen and bathroom fixtures with carbonated water. It’s an especially good option for chrome, but also works wonders on counter tops and sinks. Just spray and wipe.

  4. De-grease cooking pans. Pour some soda water into cooking and baking pans while they are still warm and watch the fizz dissolve the grease and lift baked-on food. Finish by washing pans as usual.

  5. Wash the windows throughout your home or in your car with sparkling water. Fill a spray bottle with sparkling water, and spray onto glass just as you would with a conventional cleaning product. Wipe the glass with paper towel until it is dry, for a streak-free shine.

  6. Tip

    Keep your pantry stocked with carbonated water. Not only will you have a basic ingredient for making delightful drinks, you’ll also be prepared when tough household cleaning tasks arise.


    Avoid using flavored carbonated water for cleaning, as it may leave behind a residue.