Learning how to clean a shower in a methodical way means you’ll always be sure it’s hygienic and clean. Read on for a step-by-step approach for how to clean your shower.
How to Clean the Shower in 5 Steps
Give the shower an initial rinse
The first step in cleaning the shower is to rinse the tiles, floor, and walls of the shower with hot water for a couple of minutes. Not only will this address the superficial mess, but the heat will expand the pores of all the surface materials and make it easier to clean.
How to clean a showerhead
Cleaning the showerhead is an often overlooked step in bathroom maintenance routines, but if you’ve ever paused for a minute to look at the limescale caking the small holes on your showerhead, you’ll realise it’s an important task! It isn’t difficult to learn how to clean a showerhead: simply soak it in a tub filled with vinegar solution or detergent for a couple of hours, then scrub the gunk away! If the shower head is fixed to the wall, you can fill a resealable plastic bag with vinegar and use rubber bands to affix it to the shower head, letting it soak for a while before removing and rinsing.
Remove soap scum from shower tiles and surfaces
Next, you’ll want to get rid of all the soap scum and other residue in your shower. Just spray on one of the many shower cleaners available at your local store, leave for 20 minutes to an hour, and then rinse it all off. Always make sure to read the label of any cleaning products before use. Keep the bathroom well ventilated and always wear rubber gloves and protective clothing.