Our showers are tasked with keeping us clean, so every once in a while
it’s time to return the favor and give them a good scrubbing. With
these simple steps, you should have it sparkling clean in no time. However,
you should take out any shampoo bottles, bars of soap, razors, etc. from
inside the shower before you begin cleaning.
Give It a Rinse: Make sure to use hot water for this step. If you don’t have a detachable
shower head, any sort of container like a bucket, pitcher, or even a cup
will do just fine. You want to rinse any loose particles coating the walls
and floor down the drain before you start using cleaning supplies.
Mildew: You can pick up mildew spray at most convenience stores, or you can mix
your own at home. Spray the walls with it, let it sit for a few minutes,
then rinse it all off. For the homemade mix, combine a gallon and a half
of hot water, a 1 of ammonia, ½ cup of baking soda, and 1 cup of
vinegar. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you can use a sponge
instead, just be sure to wear gloves when doing so.
Hard Water Spots: Mix vinegar and hot water in equal parts in a bucket, and scrub at any
hard water spots you find. This is especially good at cleaning off your
shower knobs and shower head.
Curtains or Door: You can either use white vinegar or Windex for a glass shower door, but
you’ll want to use your washing machine to get your curtain clean
before letting it air dry. Make sure to follow the directions for your
shower curtain to make sure you don’t accidentally damage it.
Shower Tiles: Run your shower at the highest heat so it steams up, which will help loosen
up any dirt or grime still clinging to the tiles. Use the recipe listed
under the first point and a clean toothbrush to scrub between tiles, and
use a sponge for the tiles themselves.
Shower Head: Unscrew your shower head – be careful when doing this, and make
sure to grab hold of the pipe to avoid breaking anything – and let
it soak in pure vinegar for a few hours, or let it sit overnight if it’s
been a long time since your last clean. Take a toothbrush and scrub at
the holes after you’ve let it soak, rinse it off with water, and
screw it back in.
Drain: Unscrew the drain’s cap if it has one, and reach on in. It may be
a bit nasty, but pulling out any clogs caused by hair is an important
part of your clean.
It’s that simple! It may take a couple hours to get a deep clean
finished, but you’ll be glad you took the time to keep this vital
part of your home clean. For any of your other cleaning needs, contact
The Maids today! With more than 160 locations in over 90 cities across
North America, cleaning help is never more than a phone call away. Call
us at (972) 471-9509 for a free price estimate, or
get started by filling out the form on our website.