How to clean your shower

by Janine, Jul 2021

Your shower and cubicle is probably one of the toughest parts of your home to keep properly clean. We may well step out of our shower feeling fresh and clean, but where does all that soapy body soil and dirt go? Much of it lands on the surfaces in your shower where it can attract mildew spores, bacteria, and even more grime. Therefore, it’s so important to keep on top of the cleaning in your bathroom.

First things first – avoidance is key. If you can avoid the build up of mould or grime, and maintain a clean shower, you’ll find the job a lot easier. An easy way to ensure this avoidance is to open the bathroom window before you shower, or run the vent fan during your shower and for 15-20 minutes afterward to reduce humidity!

We also recommend wiping down your shower daily rather than cleaning it weekly or less often. Consider investing in a blade and simply using this handy tool every time you shower!

A common mistake people make is thinking that bleach is doing a great job as it whitens everything; but in fact it can feed mould in porous surfaces! It is better to use a natural cleaner. For example, you can tackle mould and mildew with vinegar!

Use a magic eraser and wiping down damp shower tiles and fixtures while you’re still in the shower.

If your shower tiles need a more thorough clean, consider investing in a steam cleaner. Equally, you may have to resort to replacing your silicone and grout. Whilst this will is likely to be a job you need to pay for, it is far cheaper than buying a new bathroom suite, and will make a huge difference to how it currently looks.

Studies have shown that plastic shower curtains constantly emit volatile organic compounds (commonly known as VOCs) into the air surrounding the shower. Alternative options to a PVC shower curtain include polyester, cotton or hemp, although these materials will need to be washed and dried often to prevent mould growth.

And our final tip is DO NOT SKIP THE DRYING!

Of course, if this all sounds like too much effort, you could just book a cleaner with Well Polished and let us do the hard work for you? Enter your postcode below to find your local office!

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