Shower Cleaning

by Karen Bates
(last updated October 20, 2014)

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Even when you do your best to keep areas in your home clean, there are certain places that seem to accumulate messes no matter what. Although there are ways to prevent messes and eliminate them before they become a huge problem, most rooms in your home will need to be deep-cleaned at some point every once in a while.

The bathroom is one room that can be a bit of a nuisance to keep clean. Because of many factors, this area is prone to messes that are especially tough to keep clean. The shower in particular can be a problem: mildew, mold, hard water stains, and dirt build-up can make this part of your home very difficult to get looking like new again.

Messes in the shower can accumulate over time until they become a big problem, it can help a lot if you work often to prevent messes. For example, scrubbing out the tub and shower area before you see a lot of dirt building up can help stop more of a mess from developing. There are also sprays on the market that you can apply after a shower that will help stop build-up before it can start.

Of course, you can't always prevent a dirty tub and shower area, and if you are faced with an unsightly mess that needs cleaning you will have to put a little work into the task. To get a clean shower, try these ideas:

  • Mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can be recurring issues in your shower. To clean these messes, you need to kill them with a bleach mixture or another cleaner that is capable of destroying this living organism. To use the bleach method, dilute some bleach in water, spray on the area, scrub, and rinse away.
  • Hard water. Having hard water can leave your shower looking drab and dirty as deposits collect over time. To remove spots and deposits caused by hard water, try vinegar to clean the area. There are also many products out there formulated for this job. The best way to deal with hard water is to remove deposits often to prevent build-up.
  • Shower doors and curtains. Clean off the door or curtain on your shower. You can use glass cleaner, vinegar, or a multi-purpose cleaner on your shower door, and maybe a squeegee if you want a flawless look. The shower curtain can be sprayed with cleaner as well and rinsed.

Having a clean shower doesn't have to be a lot of work. With maintenance and the occasional, deep-cleaning, your shower will look great and stay clean.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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2014-10-20 08:59:33

Jane Shelton

When we moved into a home 3 years ago, the shower doors had hard water stains which had built up for many years. I tried everything and finally found that Barkeepers Friend, Scotchbrite (which won't scratch the glass), and elbow grease removed them. I now spray them with "Shower Clean" after each shower, and squeegee them. They look like brand new.


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