How to Effectively Clean your Shower

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Knowing the right way to clean your shower is valuable for any household. Why? Well it can quickly become a haven for mold and mildue to grow due to trapped moisture and damp. We have compiled a range of options on cleaning and what we recommend to keep your shower squeaky clean.

How to clean your shower

The best and possibly easiest way is to use a multipurpose cleaner this can tackle the surface area and is compatible to use on shower trays, tiles and ceramic.

To clean the shower tray use multipurpose cleaner and a scrubber or something with texture that can pick up stubborn marks. Once you’re happy that all the marks are removed. Rinse with cold water and pat dry with a towel or microfibre cloth.

Shower curtains can be washed with mild detergent on a 30 degree wash cycle. The more often you do this the less likely it will require a strong cleaning regime which would include bleach.

Cleaning your showerhead can be the toughest part, as limescale can cling to the hard to reach surfaces. The best way to clean your showerhead is to remove it and leave to soak in a bucket or basin of vinegar and warm water for up to an hour. After use a toothbrush to go over it and make sure there is no limescale remaining within the grooves.

Each time you shower, wash down your glass shower doors to remove any residue from soaps and shower gels which can leave your doors streaky and harder to clean. For a more thorough clean use a glass cleaner and squeegee once a week and wipe dry with a towel or microfibre cloth this will make sure there is no condensation or leftover residue.

Tougher stains use baking soda and water, mix until it forms a thick paste, use gloves and apply to stains. Leave up to a full 24 hours, rinse and use a cloth to remove any access.

How often should I clean my shower?

It is best to clean your shower once a week but 10 minutes of a quick cleaning every time you use the shower will avoid the build up of damp or product. This will significantly reduce the chances of dirt and grime build-up and make it easier to maintain.

Cleaning mildue and mold

When it comes to cleaning mold, it will require extra attention. Apply bleach or alternatively a vinegar solution and allow to sit for as long as possible before cleaning off. A scrubbing brush will help remove it from grout and tiles. Use gloves and a cloth after to remove left over remnants.

Make sure that when you are using bleach or strong products to keep the area well ventilated and wear a mask where applicable.

Non-toxic ways to clean your shower

If you would prefer not to use harsh chemicals, you’re in luck! Many of us will find two key ingredients in our cupboards that will help reduce mould and bacteria. Vinegar and Baking soda are cost effective ways of cleaning most surfaces including your shower and bathroom. Take 1 part white vinegar to 1 part water, to get into tougher areas use a spray bottle and toothbrush. This will effectively clean glass surfaces such as showers doors, windows and mirrors. Mix baking soda and water until it forms a paste, use a cloth and apply to the surface around your bathtub, shower or in between tiles. Let it sit before going in with warm water and a cloth to remove.

Alternative natural cleaning remeides include; citric acid and lemon juice which are great for removing diret and bacteria due to it’s high acidity level.

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