How comfortable do you feel in your bathroom?
Bathrooms are where we clean up, it only makes sense to keep them clean and germ-free at all times; not to mention that washing up in a clean shower leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher. The presence and accumulation of moisture easily makes the washroom a perfect habitat for bacteria, mold and mildew. Good news is, you do not have to deal with any of this if you take the sanitation of your bath space seriously. It is important to include your shower in your bathroom cleaning routine.
Cleaning your shower stall is not as hard as it seems, as it is primarily about reducing the mold growth and keeping away bacteria and germs. Here are some quick steps to maintaining a clean and germ-free shower space:
Before you get started, take out all your shower accessories and air the space.
Next, unclog the drain. This part of the chore is hardly anybody’s hobby, but needs to be done to keep the shower clean. This makes for free flow of water through the drain, which helps in keeping the bath space looking and feeling clean.
Rinse the shower walls and apply your cleaner. Leave to sit for about 10 minutes to loosen up grime and dirt, so that cleaning is easier. To clean off soap scum, a solution of hot water and white vinegar should do the trick. Note that white vinegar is safe for ceramic tile and fiberglass, but not for marble.
To scrub off dirt from tiles and grouts, use a soft-bristled brush or sponge. Rinse wall completely afterwards.
Apply the same solution to the floor portion or tub area of the shower. For tougher stains, sprinkle baking soda over the affected area and allow to sit for at least 10 minutes before rinsing off.
If you have a shower door, rinse with water first, then spread on it your cleaning solution. Like with the other parts, allow it sit for at least 10 minutes and then, wipe with a microfiber sponge and rinse. With a clean cloth, wipe the door dry.
Toss your shower curtain in your washing machine and run a regular cycle with warm or hot water. Replace curtain when dry. You could also toss in your bath towels.
Last, but not least in order of importance is your shower head. If clogged with buildup, pour 2-3 teaspoonfuls of baking soda and half a cup of vinegar into a Ziploc bag and attach it to your shower head with an elastic band in a way that has it fully buried in the cleaning solution. Leave it overnight and remove in the morning. Turn on full blast, your hot water and leave to run for a bit to wash off the cleaning solution and dirt.
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