Shower stalls can hold moisture longer than an open shower, leaving them prone to mold and mildew. Along with these, come odors. Keep all these problems away with this simple cleaning, effective cleaning solution from TLC using products you have right at home.
You Will Need:
- Baking soda
- Lemon oil
- Hot water
- Scrub brush
- Soft cloths
- Protective rubber gloves
- Spray bottle
Steps to Clean the Shower:
- Work in a well ventilated area. Open the windows and doors. If needed, turn a fan on to keep the air moving through the room.
- Wearing rubber gloves, make your own cleaning solution by mixing the following:
- 1 cup ammonia
- ½ cup vinegar
- ¼ cup baking soda
- 1 gallon hot water
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
- Use a sponge to apply the cleaning solution the shower stall walls. (If the stall is tall or difficult to reach it all, use a mop with a sponge head.)
- For tougher areas, use a scrub brush with the solution to remove the built up residue.
- Rinse completely with water (removable shower heads are helpful for this).
- Allow the surfaces to air dry or wipe dry with a clean towel.
- Clean metal edges with a soft cloth and lemon oil. This will remove water spots and dirt.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Do not use any abrasive products or scrubbing pads on the surface of a shower stall. It will damage the surface.
- To keep soap scum away, wipe the walls of the shower down after each use.
- Keep doors open when not in use. This will allow the shower to dry and prevent mold and mildew.
- Another cleaning solution that can be used to clean soap scum from shower stalls is one part mineral oil with four parts water. Simply spray it on the surface and wipe clean with a sponge or soft cloth.