Cleaning your shower correctly is not only necessary for good hygiene but it can also make your shower last longer. So let’s look at how to clean your shower in the best possible way.
A sign that your shower head needs a good clean, is water maybe spraying out in all directions. This is due to a build-up of limescale. Limescale is a white/greyish substance that’s made up of calcium and magnesium, left behind when hard water evaporates. To find out how hard your water is you can search here.
To clean your shower-head you can buy products, or for a more natural approach use vinegar or lemon to help descale your shower-head.
Shower trays can get dirty very quickly, so it’s best to rinse these after every shower. Making sure the drain hole is clear of hair and debris will allow you to avoid any bigger problems in the future. Make sure you check your shower filter regularly. If you are using a shower over a bath, a quick rinse after every shower or bath can make the difference and for a further clean use bleach or other natural products to avoid discolouration and maintain your bath or shower tray overall look.
Always remember to wash the glass in your shower enclosure after each shower to remove dirt, hair and soap scum. To achieve a clean shower enclosure without water spots and smears look try using a window squeegee or a microfibre cloth and pair it with a window cleaner for a shower enclosure that will sparkle. Our shower squeegees are perfect for cleaning your shower glass. Contact us to get yours.
Fixtures and Fittings
Fixtures and fittings in bathrooms can be tricky to clean, using a toothbrush will allow you to clean crevices that are too small for you to reach with a sponge. It is important to make sure that you use a non-abrasive sponge to ensure that you do not scratch your fixtures, for example, Chrome is a very soft metal that can scratch easily, avoid this by using the right tools and harsh chemicals.
Cleaning tiles and splashback in the shower is a must to avoid black mould or mildew in the sealant or on in hard to reach places. Using a regular brand shower cleaner should help you keep on top of this, you could do this as regularly as once a week.
Mould and Mildew
Black mould and mildew are very common in bathrooms due to the amount of moisture that builds up in a bathroom. To avoid mildew make sure that you open a window whilst or after having a bath or shower to avoid mould build-up. To remove mildew or black mould, you can buy specialist cleaners from the supermarket, make sure to wear gloves and ventilate the area whilst doing so.
By keeping your shower clean and following our tips, you’ll give your shower a new lease of life and it may save you time and money in the future. What are your best tips on how to clean your shower?