J. Sexton asked: How do I clean a shower doorsweep? The doorsweep is plastic and shaped, so water gets trapped between the two layers and mold results. Is there anything to spray on or clean it out?
Cleaning your shower doorsweep offers more than just aesthetic benefits. A close inspection while scrubbing is likely to reveal any gaps in caulking along with other damage, such as cracking and splitting, where water could escape the shower and cause big problems. To keep your doorsweep clean, just follow these simple steps on a regular basis.
You Will Need:
- Bar Keepers Friend Liquid Cleaner
Steps to Clean the Doorsweep:
- Apply a coat of Bar Keepers Friend to the affected areas. If you don’t think you can work through the entire doorsweep before the cleaner dries, work in small sections.
- Allow some time for the cleaner to work. However, do not let it dry on the doorsweep.
- Scrub the doorsweep with the toothbrush, working the cleaner across all surfaces and into cracks or crevices with the Bar Keepers Friend.
- Rinse with water. If stubborn stains remain, spot clean using the same technique.
Additional Tips and Advice
- For big jobs needing more penetration time, treat the area with Bar Keepers Friend OR a liquid dish-washing detergent with bleach (NOT both). Cover the cleaner and doorsweep tightly with plastic to prevent drying out and allow to sit overnight before scrubbing clean.
- If the doorsweep is torn, dryrotted, or otherwise damaged, you should replace it as soon as possible to prevent water leaks. The leaks can destroy floors.