Kitchens and bathrooms are the hardest working rooms in the house, which makes sense when you consider that both are subjected to moisture, heat and steam every day. Bathroom showers, especially, can be used multiple times both day and night. This high traffic means that keeping the shower clean and free of soap scum is one of the least favoured but most necessary of all daily tasks.
Some Help for Hard to Clean Showers
Would it be helpful then, to check out some tried and proven ways to clean your bathroom shower so it keeps the sparkling fresh look it had when it was brand new? Whether it be different cleaning products, trying alternative types of cleaning aids or bringing in the heavy equipment, there is a solution that suits whatever state your shower is in.
Blast Grunge Away with Steam
Starting with the heavy equipment first, neglected showers may need the assistance of a steam cleaner. Give the shower cubicle a quick spray over with your usual cleaner, let it sit for a minute or two, then with the squeegee attachment that comes with most steam cleaners, tackle the walls, floor and shower glass. Swap over to a small brush attachment to do the tracks and other hard-to-reach places, and then wipe off excess moisture.
Microfibre – a Miracle Fabric
As for alternative cleaning aids, a combination of elbow grease and an old toothbrush is no way to get into hard to reach spots. This method is physically hard on the cleaner and it takes forever, especially if the shower is dirty. Microfibre cloths and gloves make it easy to clean all over the shower, including those pesky spots. The fibres loosen and lift grime with just water and your usual cleaner.
Choose Your Own Cleaner
As far as cleaning products are concerned, householders have their favourites. An internet search shows supermarket products as well as home recipes using vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and other common ingredients. Everyone has their own preferred product, usually arrived at through trial and error, so it is impossible to recommend just one.
Squeegee off the Water
Earlier we mentioned excess moisture. Once your shower glass is clean, removing excess moisture after every use is the secret to keeping it pristine. This is not as hard as it sounds. Keep a small window squeegee in the bathroom and after you shower, run it over the glass to remove every trace of water.
We hope these suggestions make your cleaning work easier. If, however, your shower screen is beyond help, we have the solution. Here at Budget Shower Screens we have a range of shower enclosure options to suit most situations. Our team of installers will have your bathroom looking beautiful in no time, so give us a call.