7 Great Shower Cleaning Tips for Keeping Your Shower Clean

If you've read many of the articles on this site, when it comes to shower cleaning I suggest that you wipe the shower down after showering. My mother made this suggestion to me and she is not the only one with this piece of advice.

But honestly, the only thing I like doing after a shower is to get out of the bathroom and getting dressed. The last thing I want to do is any cleaning whatsoever.

So this is one of those "do as I say not as I do" situations.

Don't get me wrong - I do follow my mother's advice at most once a week and I feel extremely proud of myself when I do.

Below are some more showers cleaning tips that I do follow regularly. Let's begin with safety...

shower cleaning tips
  1. Always wear rubber gloves and keep the bathroom well ventilated when you clean. Also, never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia, as these two products together produce very toxic fumes.

  2. Always (-; wipe or squeegee your tiles or walls down after you take a shower or bath. Mold and mildew love damp, warm places so the dryer you keep your tiles, the less chance that mold and mildew will try to take over. (-;

  3. Open the bathroom window slightly to circulate the air while taking a shower and turn on the bathroom fan to remove moisture. Keep a light on while taking your shower and turn it off about twenty minutes after you finish.

  4. Make a mixture of one part chlorine bleach to five parts warm water and wash the shower ceiling, tiles and floor with this.

    Another very good shower cleaning solution is a half-cup of ammonia and one gallon of water. Put this mixture into a spray bottle to use on your shower doors. This works great for removing soap scum. Spray the solution on your glass shower doors, scrub with a stiff-bristled brush and the rinse well with warm water.

    To avoid any contact between chlorine and ammonia - use the above recipes on separate cleaning occassions.

  5. Shower door tracks get very dirty and need special attention occasionally. Start by removing any old hair and dirt from the shower tracks, using an old toothbrush or a small, stiff brush. Vacuum this up with a long-nosed vacuum attachment or just use an old rag and grab as much of the dirt and hair as possible.

    When you're done with that, pour undiluted white vinegar into the track and leave for approximately fifteen minutes. Using a small stiff brush or old toothbrush, scrub the track and be sure to get into those hard to reach places. Rinse with warm water and repeat, if necessary.

  6. Here is an interesting shower cleaning tip for you.

    Use liquid car wax on clean fiberglass shower walls and glass doors to prevent alkaline deposits. Give it a try, it makes cleaning the shower easier and prevents water spots. You don't have to do this very often, just reapply the wax every six months.

  7. Wash your shower curtain in the washing machine but add one cup of bleach and one cup of vinegar to the wash water. Throw in a couple of white towels, laundry detergent and wash in warm water. Hang the shower curtain back on the shower rod to dry. You can also substitute a cup of baking soda for the vinegar and bleach.

By following a few great shower cleaning tips, your shower will not only sparkle but also smell fresh and clean.

: : Shower Cleaning

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