• How to Clean a Dirty Shower in No Time

    modern bathroom with white ceramic appliances and shower cabin

    If you don’t feel completely clean after you bathe, that’s probably a sign that it’s time to give your shower a good once-over.  This may sound like a tall task you’d rather avoid, but cleaning your shower doesn’t have to be a time-consuming hassle.  Try these speed-cleaning tricks and you’ll have your shower looking immaculate in no time.

    Get rid of scum and mildew  

    1. Open a window or the bathroom door to ventilate the room.
    2. Fill a cup with water.
    3. Grab your cleaner and begin working on the shower in three vertical sections. Spray the first section and let it sit for a few minutes.
    4. Spray the second section and let it soak while you clean the first.
    5. With a wet scrubber sponge, wipe the first area using wide strokes.
    6. Rinse the sponge.
    7. With the cup of water, rinse the area you just cleaned.
    8. Spray the third section.
    9. Wipe and rinse the second section, and then the third.
    10. For any grout stains left behind, mix one part bleach and two parts water in a spray bottle.
    11. Apply the mixture to the grout and let it soak for a few minutes.
    12. Turn on the shower for a minute to let it rinse.
    13. If there are any areas the water doesn’t reach, splash them with your cup of water.

    Clean hair from the drain

    1. Untwist a wire hanger.
    2. Slide one end inside the drain to pull out any hair.
    3. Mix ¼ cup ammonia in a quart of boiling water and pour it into the drain. This will dissolve any soap covering the pipes.

    Clean the showerhead

    1. If there’s no flow, check the holes in your showerhead for clogged minerals.
    2. Using a scrubber sponge, wipe the debris from the holes.
    3. If it’s still not spraying properly, mix one cup of white vinegar with one cup of water and pour it into a plastic bag.
    4. Put the bag around the showerhead so the holes are immersed in the solution, and then secure it with a twist tie.
    5. Let it soak for 20 minutes to an hour.
    6. Remove the bag and wipe away any loosened debris.
    7. Let the hot water run to flush the holes.

    Think ahead

    1. Get a drain strainer to catch hair.
    2. To reduce mildew, keep a squeegee nearby and quickly wipe down the walls before stepping out of the shower.