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Pro Tips for How to Clean a Shower in the Best Way Possible

When you step into the shower to get clean and refresh yourself, the last thing you want to think about is how dirty and gross your shower has become. With many different surfaces, crevices, and materials involved, keeping a shower clean is hard work. Located in dark and damp environments, these bathroom fixtures are breeding grounds for mold and mildew, not to mention germs that can be spread from one person to the next. Here are our best tips for keeping your shower clean, including how to clean glass shower doors, how to clean a shower head the right way, and how to clean grout in a shower with regular use.

How Often to Clean Your Shower

Cleaning the shower should be part of your weekly chore list, at least by wiping down the doors, floor, and tile with a sponge and mild cleaner. If your shower sees a lot of traffic throughout the week, it may be necessary to clean the grout around your shower on a weekly basis as well. On a more occasional and as-needed basis, you’ll need to clean your shower head to remove mineral buildup, scrub soap scum from the shower doors, and seal the grout to protect against mildew.

How to Clean Glass Shower Doors

Shower doors tend to build up a film over time that’s unsightly and unsanitary. Rather than using harsh chemical cleaning products, you can fight often this film with good old vinegar, baking soda, and salt. These are inexpensive ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and that won’t harm delicate surfaces. Start your weekly cleaning by spraying vinegar on your shower doors and then applying a paste of equal parts baking soda and salt with a sponge. After a gentle scrub, rinse everything off with clean water.

How to Clean a Shower Head

To get mineral deposits out of the tiny holes in your shower head, you can actually put that vinegar to use again here. Remove the shower head and soak it in a bowl of vinegar if the head is removable. If it’s not, you can also soak it while it’s still attached to the shower in a plastic bag secured with a rubber band. For serious buildup and grime, scrub the shower head with an old toothbrush or poke through the holes with a toothpick.

How to Clean Grout in a Shower

For mild grout cleaning, you can use plain water and a bristled brush to scrub away grime that has built up. If that doesn’t do the trick, try filling a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and warm water, spraying it on the grout, letting it set for about five minutes, and then scrubbing it off. Hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and commercial products with bleach can also be used for tough shower grout stains.

Shower Materials That Are Easy to Clean

As you might expect, some shower materials are easier to clean than others, namely plastic materials, fiberglass, acrylic, and porcelain. If ease of cleaning is a priority, you might want to steer clear of natural stone and silicone caulk in your shower. As an alternative to stone, look into composite materials that mimic the appearance of stone with less hassles of mineral deposits and streaks.

Central Plumbing Specialties offers bathroom showers with many of these easy-to-clean materials to take some of the burden out of weekly chores and make your life easier. Stop by one of our five Grande Central Showrooms to learn more about the shower doors, shower bases, shower walls, shower heads, valves, diverters, and other equipment you need to create a clean and beautiful bathroom.

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