What can I use to clean my bathroom shower?
We all know that cleaning the shower is probably our least favourite chore. It’s not only time consuming but it’s also difficult to get rid of all the built-up mildew, soap scum, and water stains. But don’t despair - there is an easier way to keep your shower sparkling clean with minimal effort! Read on for our tips on how to make your shower shine.
The first step in keeping your shower looking its best is prevention. To avoid build-up, try squeegeeing down the walls after each use. This might seem like an extra step but it will save you a lot of time and elbow grease in the long run. Also, make sure to leave the door or shower curtain open and let some air circulate in order to help prevent mildew growth. To clean shower trays at the first sign of soap scum or limescale build up, we recommend using something a bit more eco friendly like Baththings (non-toxic, single-use plastic free, and has a lower carbon footprint). But if things have gone unnoticed and it's time to whip out the big guns… we have some great tips.
The Right Supplies Make All The Difference
First, make sure you have all the necessary cleaning supplies on hand before you start. You'll need a sponge or cloth, rubber gloves, a scouring pad, mild dish soap or detergent, white vinegar, and baking soda. Additionally, if your shower has particularly stubborn stains or grime build-up, consider investing in some specialty cleaners like tile cleaner or grout cleaner.
Start with Vinegar and Baking Soda
Once you have all the supplies together, it's time to get started. Begin by making a paste out of equal parts baking soda and white vinegar. Using this mixture as a scrubbing agent is one of the best ways to tackle tough stains without damaging surfaces or leaving behind harsh chemicals. Apply the paste directly onto any problem areas and let it sit for about 10 minutes before scrubbing with a scouring pad or sponge. Once finished, rinse off with warm water and your shower should look good as new!
Don't Forget About The Grout
While most people focus on getting their tiles clean when they're cleaning their showers, they often forget about their grout lines—which is exactly where dirt tends to accumulate over time! To clean those hard-to-reach spots between tiles, use an old toothbrush dipped in baking soda/vinegar paste or specialty grout cleaner (if needed). Gently scrub away at any dirt buildup until everything is looking sparkly clean again!
Cleaning your shower doesn't have to be an intimidating task; with just a few simple steps and supplies that are likely already in your home, you can easily get rid of soap scum and other dirt buildup from tiles and grout lines alike!