Professional Shower Cleaning Tips by Our Cleaning Experts
Your shower gets you clean, but what cleans your shower? No one likes to bathe in a tub that has not been cleaned, yet we all jump in the same shower day after day without cleaning it at all. It’s time to tackle this like a pro. Surprisingly, shower care is much more about prevention than about cleaning. This is definitely one of those jobs that seem harder than it is, with the right tools, products, techniques, instructions and of course regular cleaning, you would be in good shape. However if your shower has not been cleaned in a while, expect a little more elbow grease to be required from the first go. We have found a number of tips that would help you clean your shower faster, smarter and better and in no time leave your shower looking sparkling clean.
- Clear your shower: Remove everything from your shower – from bottles, to soap bar, sponges – everything must be taken off. Place them on a towel or counter, also you should remove your bath mat. If you want to clean up your loofah also, fill the bathroom sink with a cup of hydrogen and water and let it soak for about 10 minutes or more.
- Take of the shower curtains: Also you should pull the curtains out of the way. Spray your shower walls with a tube and tile cleaner and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Be certain not to spray the tub or floor of the shower as we leave these until the end to make the cleaning process easier. Don’t bother yourself spraying any higher than the tallest person that uses the shower, you are hardly ever going to get any soap scum there.
- Start scrubbing: Start scrubbing the tile wall with a tile scrub brush or a sponge. You should endeavor to start at the far left wall of the shower and continue down until you get to the bottom, of the wall, then move to the next wall. If your shower wall is a non-glass or non-tile wall, then you should consider apply baking soda to the wall. Generously sprinkle baking soda onto your sponge, squeeze it a few time to work the baking soda in and scrub the wall. The abrasion would help scrape of the soap scum – you can also try this method if you have a tiled wall but the soap scum is heavy. You should work from top to bottom, from left to right and avoid the temptation to scrub in circles. Keep doing this until all parts of the wall have been cleaned, but do not rinse yet.
- Clean the tub: No repeat steps 2 and 3 for the tub. Spray he tub and leave for 5 to 10 minutes and then start scrubbing, working from one end up and down, to the other end up and down. Please note that if your tub is acrylic, use a soft cloth as the scrubbing brush can ruin the finish of your tub.
- Crank the sower on hot water: If your shower head is removable, the start spraying the shower walls, following the same patter you used in scrubbing the walls. If your shower head is not removable, don’t worry, do not fuss, just run the facet and use a bowl to rinse off the wall, also following the pattern you used in scrubbing off the wall.
- Use a squeegee: Once you have rinsed the wall, use a squeegee to remove all the water from the wall, and then follow up by cleaning the wall with a dry clean cloth, repeat for the tub. Do not forget to also clean the sink too.
- Check and see if all the soap scum is gone. Look at the wall from an angle and if you notice any greyish line or dull spots or if you feel any resistance as you run your hands along the wall, just wet your sponge and scrub off those area, rinse and repeat if necessary.
As earlier mentioned that cleaning your shower is more of a prevention method than cleaning method, you should endeavor to once a week
- Wipe out the shower door, floor and wall tiles with a shower cleaner. Some shower cleaners are free from harsh chemicals hence you can use them while using the shower.
- Clean grout every week or as often as possible depending on how many people use the shower, a sot brush, a mixture of vinegar and water and a little scrubbing would do the magic.