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How to clean shower doors and curtains

Are you wondering how best to clean shower glass or curtains? Find useful tips from Cleanipedia on how to clean shower doors here.


By Cleanipedia Team

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Regularly tackling the shower area should be an established part of anyone’s cleaning routine. Not only is the job (when tackled properly) quick and easy, but the shower door or curtain is exposed to the full force of water, shower-care products, and soap suds on a daily basis, so it shouldn’t be ignored. Here’s how to clean shower doors and shower curtains to get the best results!

This video shows you how to get rid of that shower curtain grime:

It’s great to give your shower curtain a good soak regularly – just place the curtain in a tub of water mixed with a biological washing powder or liquid detergent like Persil small & mighty Bio (just read the label first and test it in a small area). You can then scrub the curtain with a toothbrush to remove any mould stuck in the hems or seams. Rinse the shower curtain thoroughly before hanging up to dry.

How to Clean Shower Doors in 4 Steps

  1. Every time you enjoy a shower, leave the shower door open afterwards to allow some airflow. This will dry out the showering area quicker and slow down the growth of mould.

  2. Use a shower glass cleaner to tackle hard water spots and any soap build-up. When you use a cleaning product like this for the first time, always be sure to read the label’s safety instructions, to keep the shower room well-ventilated, and wear appropriate protection on your hands and face.

  3. Alternatively, use a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water. Leave the solution to sit for five minutes before rinsing off with warm water. If you need a more powerful treatment, then dab vinegar on any problem areas.

  4. Mould can be removed with a standard chlorine or hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner. Most of these cleaners just need to be sprayed on then wiped off with a clean cloth.

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When you use any cleaning product for the first time, always be sure to read the label’s safety instructions. Always keep the shower room well ventilated, and wear appropriate protection on your hands and face.

How to Clean a Shower Curtain in 5 Steps

  1. First, soak the curtain in a bath, or large tub of water with biological washing powder mixed in.

  2. Leave the curtain soaking for as long as possible (preferably overnight) to loosen any deposits. Fungal growth in the hems or edges can be scrubbed at with an old toothbrush.

  3. After the initial soak, put your shower curtain into the washing machine to clean it properly. Consider adding one or two towels into the machine too: the abrasive texture of towels means that they help dislodge dirt from the curtain. Remember, always check the label on your shower curtain for specific washing instructions.

  4. Adding a small amount of vinegar to the wash load or final rinse will deodorise the curtain and serve as a disinfectant.

  5. For shower curtains that can’t be washed in the machine, spray with a cleaning solution, and then wipe down.

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So, in 5 or fewer steps, your work is done! A clean, soap-free shower door or curtain is yours.

Key Steps:

  1. Always follow the instructions for your shower cleaning product and wear appropriate safety protection.

  2. When machine-washing shower curtains add a couple of towels to your wash – the abrasive texture can help to dislodge dirt.

  3. To tackle mould on your shower door use a standard chlorine or hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner. Always wear safety protection when using strong chemical cleaners and follow the instructions on the product.

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