Cleaning your shower might not be one of your most favorite tasks, but you can make it less overwhelming and time-consuming by following a few simple tips. Here are six simple and time-saving techniques to keep showers clean and sanitary.
1. Go with a Pro regularly
Having your bathroom and shower tiles professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months sets you up for a clean and sanitary bathroom all year long.
Between professional cleanings do the following:
2. Make a squeegee your best friend
Just after you finish your shower and the water is turned off, take a squeegee and wipe the water and any residue off the surfaces and wash it down the drain. It will only take a minute and keeps your shower sparkling. If you have a little extra time, dry the shower walls, shower floor and chrome with a clean rag or yesterday’s bath towel.
If you have a shower curtain, wipe it down. Pay special attention to the shower curtain’s bottom, as this is the area where it gets mildewed.
3. Keep mildew from taking hold
To allow air to circulate, leave the shower door slightly open when not in use and pull shower curtains closed so water can’t hang out in the folds. If mildew is a problem in your shower area, regularly spray it with disinfectant.
For a more eco-friendly solution, citrus fruits such as lemon, lime and grapefruit can be used as a natural mildew remover.
4. Remove soap scum
Use an acidic cleaner to clean soap scum from the tiles and glass. A great natural cleaning solution is distilled white vinegar. Mix it with water and use sparingly to cut through the residue. Rinse completely afterward.
5. Keep cleaning supplies handy
Store your cleaning supplies right where you need them. You’re more likely to clean up directly after you finished your shower when you don’t have to leave the bathroom to search for the spray bottle and a clean rag.
A fast and easy routine like regularly spraying your shower with a mild cleaning solution will help tremendously in cutting down on the build-up of soap scrum, and will keep your shower clean and sparkling.
6. Do it daily
The key is to clean your shower every day. This will prevent soap and grout from building up. It only takes about a minute to use a squeegee, but will save you time and elbow grease in the long run.
A clean, sanitary bathroom bathroom helps to prevents illness. Regular professional cleaning along with daily “maintenance” will help keep your family healthy and will assure that your guests feel welcome.