Keep Your Shower Clean With These Tips
How to Clean Shower Tiles
Cleaning your shower is a very important task that will help prevent mold, mildew, and soap scum from building up. The grout in between your shower tiles is a great place for mold and mildew to grow. It is important for your health to keep your shower, shower tiles, and grout clean.
It is typically recommended to do routine bathroom cleaning once a week. This routine cleaning should include the shower and the bathtub. It makes sense to keep your shower clean because when you bathe, the goal is to be cleaner when you are finished. Now, let’s look at how to clean shower tiles.
Cleaning Products for Shower Tiles
There are many different products you can use to clean your shower tiles. You may choose to purchase cleaning products or other chemicals from the store, or you may decide to make your own shower cleaning product from common household ingredients you already have around your home.
There are pros and cons to using do-it-yourself cleaning products instead of store-bought cleaning products, but the preference is ultimately yours.
Store Bought Cleaning Products
All stores sell different brands of shower cleaners and other multi-purpose cleaners. These cleaners can sometimes be harsh, and they can also be expensive. However, it is convenient to be able to quickly stop by the store and grab a cleaning product instead of mixing your own.
DIY Cleaning Products
There are many common household items you can use to clean your shower tiles. Some of these ingredients include, but are not limited to, vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, and water. It is cheaper to create your own cleaning product, and when you do this, you know exactly what products you are using.
How to Clean a Shower with Vinegar
A great do-it-yourself shower cleaner you can make at home is a mixture made up of only three ingredients: vinegar, dish soap, and an essential oil. Essential oils such as lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, and tea tree disinfects surfaces and help kill mold, and also leaves a refreshing smell.
Mix these ingredients into a spray bottle and then spray a good amount in your shower and on the shower tiles. Let it sit for at least thirty minutes before scrubbing and rinsing your shower with hot water. Not only will your shower smell clean and fresh, you will also have a shiny, sparkly tub and faucets.
Vinegar is very acidic and that is what makes it such a great household cleaning product. Because of the acid, vinegar can cut through tough build ups. White vinegar is the most acidic of all types of vinegar. This makes it a potent cleaner that can be too strong for some types of cleaning.
You can dilute white vinegar with water to make it less strong, or you can choose something milder, such as apple cider vinegar.
Homemade Grout Cleaner
The best homemade grout cleaner is a mixture of half a cup of baking soda, one quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide, and 1 teaspoon of dish soap. Simply apply this mixture to the grout and let it sit for at least five minutes. You can then scrub the grout and rinse it with hot water.
After you have let the mixture sit on the grout for a while, you may find it is easier to scrub the grout with an old toothbrush. The small bristles are great for scrubbing smaller areas and removing dirt and grime.
How to Clean Your Shower
Cleaning your shower can seem like an overwhelming task. There are some steps to follow to ensure that your shower is cleaned properly.
Before you begin, you’ll want to gather all the supplies you need so you don’t have to stop and look for something in the middle of cleaning. The next step is to remove everything in your shower or tub. Items such as soaps and shampoo bottles will only get in the way.
Spray your cleaning product all over the shower, shower tiles, and the bathtub. After letting it sit for a few minutes, scrub and rinse your shower clean. There may be some areas that are harder to get clean than others. These spots may need a stronger chemical or a little extra scrubbing.
How to Clean Shower Glass
If you have glass shower doors, you know how difficult it can be to get the soap scum and water build up off the glass. Most of the cleaning products that you can purchase from the store won’t be strong enough for tough build up.
Three great DIY shower glass door cleaners are vinegar, baking soda, and salt. First, start by spraying vinegar on the glass door. After letting the vinegar sit for a few minutes, create a paste with equal parts baking soda and salt. Rub the paste on the shower door with a damp cloth and watch the tough spots dissolve away.
Always rinse and wipe away any cleaning residue. If you follow the steps in this article, your shower and bathtub will be in excellent condition.