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How to Remove Bathroom Soap Scum

Soap scum is inevitable, but it doesn't have to remain! Learn more about prevention and cleaning of bathroom soap scum in this easy guide.


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The combination of soap and hard water can lead to a build-up of unsightly soap scum in even the cleanest bathrooms. No one wants to spend all their time scrubbing at their bathroom basins and tiles, so we’ve put together a list of the best soap scum removal tips, as well as advice on how to keep it at bay – for good. This guide will help you learn how to remove soap scum from showers as well as how to get rid of soap scum on your sink, bath or tiles.

How to Remove Soap Scum

You want your home to look its best, no matter how busy you are. The best way to get rid of worn-on soap scum is with a powerful product like Jif Bathroom Spray. Simply spray the Jif onto your sink, bath and tiles, and let its live action technology get to work. The deep cleaning molecules instantly start to lift away stubborn soap scum, making it easy to wipe away with a clean cloth for a sparkling surface. With this item in your cleaning kit, you’ll never find yourself wondering how to clean soap scum again.

Soap scum can also be lifted using products you’re likely to already have around the home. Try mixing some baking soda with water and a little washing up liquid to tackle those stains. For dried on stains, try baking soda and vinegar (but be careful not to let it drip onto rugs and carpets!). After cleaning surfaces, be sure to give them a thorough rinse with clean, cool water to remove any excess baking soda and vinegar.

Vinegar is also a great natural solution for soap scum and limescale build-up on your showerhead:

Maintaining your streak-free shine

The most effective way to get rid of soap scum is to prevent it ever building up in the first place, so try to practise new habits to keep your bathroom clean and sparkling!

Make sure you tackle the problem before it forms – dry your bath and sink after using them, rinsing away the soap as you do. The best way of removing soap scum from showers is to grab a cheap squeegee to remove standing water after every use. It only takes a few minutes and quickly becomes an easy to habit to keep, especially when the whole family is involved.

Another great way to prevent soap scum is by switching to a liquid soap or body wash. Unlike traditional solid soap, liquid soaps don’t leave build up, so are great for using in areas where hard water is causing soap scum.

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