Daily care and weekly cleaning of your shower will help prevent soap scum and mineral deposits, and discourage the growth of mildew and mould.
But if you do find yourself dealing with these unwelcome visitors, here is a good way to clean your shower. Use a solution of 3/4 cup bleach to 4 litres of water. Be sure to open windows and wear eye and hand protection. Scrub the grout with a small brush, and prevent any contact with porcelain. Seal dry grout with a grout sealer. Spray and wipe your shower weekly with a bleach solution to prevent further mould and mildew.
When it comes to mould however, prevention is the key. In order to minimise mould in your bathroom, make sure you install a decent exhaust fan. This will prevent moisture build-up on surfaces. After showering, squeegee or towel-dry your tiles and floors immediately. Ensure you also clean up any scum, which mould feeds on.
Specific materials, such as tile, acrylic, and marble, need specialised care, as do glass shower doors.
To clean the shower glass, use a glass cleaner and soft cloth. Start by wiping down the glass shower doors and enclosures. To remove soap scum film, use a cloth dampened with white vinegar, then rinse well. Finally, finish by cleaning the shower door track with a soft toothbrush and gentle dishwashing liquid. Rinse well.
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