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How to Clean Your Shower

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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