Shower cleaning may not be the most enjoyable task, but it is crucial to maintain a hygienic and healthy bathroom area. Soap scum, hard water stains, and mildew can accumulate quickly in a shower, making it difficult to clean. However, with the right tools and techniques, cleaning your shower can be a breeze. In this blog, we’ll explore the best way to clean your shower, step-by-step.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies. Before you start cleaning, gather all the necessary supplies. You will need:
- A scrub brush or sponge
- An all-purpose cleaner or a specialized shower cleaner
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Microfiber cloth
- Rubber gloves
- A bucket
- A squeegee
Step 2: Remove Any Clutter. Before you begin cleaning, remove any clutter in the shower area. This includes shampoo bottles, soap bars, loofahs, and any other objects that may be in the way. If you are feeling it, clean each bottle with a damp cloth.
Step 3: Pre-Treat Stains. If your shower has any hard water stains, mildew, or soap scum buildup, it’s best to pre-treat them before you start scrubbing. Pretreating the stains allows for the cleaning agent to soak into the stain and remove it entirely. Mix equal parts of baking soda and water to create a paste. Apply the paste to the affected areas and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Then, scrub the area with a scrub brush or sponge.
Step 4: Clean the Shower Walls and Floor. Spray the shower walls and floor with an all-purpose cleaner or a specialized shower cleaner. Use a scrub brush or sponge to wash the walls and floor thoroughly. Make sure to pay extra attention to any areas with stains or buildup. If you pretreated the stains, they should be easy to remove.
Step 5: Rinse the Shower. After scrubbing, use warm water to rinse the shower floors and wall. Tips: use either a bucket with water or a handheld showerhead the rinse the area.
Step 6: Clean the Shower Fixtures. Spray the shower fixtures with an all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the fixtures clean. If the fixtures are especially dirty, use a scrub brush or an old toothbrush to clean the area. A toothbrush allows you to clean hard-to-reach areas.
Step 7: Dry the Shower. Use a squeegee to remove any excess water from the shower walls and floor. This will help to prevent mold growth and water stains. If you don’t have a squeegee, you can use a microfibre cloth or a towel to dry the shower.
Step 8: Keep Your Shower Clean. To keep your shower clean, it’s important to regularly clean your shower. Wipe down the shower walls and floor after each use to remove any soap or shampoo residue. You can also use a daily shower cleaner to help prevent buildup and stains.