Your shower is the place you’re supposed to get clean, but it may only be exposing you to more bacteria.
Showers and bathtubs are prone to mold, E.coli, and other species of bacteria. And if you’re already seeing black and orange stains, your shower is overdue for a thorough cleaning.
Read on to learn how to deep clean a shower to enjoy bathing yourself in bubbles, not bacteria.
Mold will require the most cleaning and scrubbing, which is why it’s the first step in cleaning a shower.
Look for mold-busting bathroom products, and apply them to cracks and corners covered in mold. You can also make your own spray using bleach and water.
Then, take a heavy-duty brush and scrub away. For tiny crevices, use a toothbrush.
For the most stubborn mold, leave the mold-killing product on for at least one hour before scrubbing again.
Spray and Scrub
Next, use a more mild spray, and cover the entire shower and bathtub. One of the best shower cleaning tips is to DIY your own natural cleaning solution using vinegar and dish soap.
Wipe and scrub the entire surface of your shower, taking extra time in areas that have soap scum. Don’t forget to spray around handles, soap dishes, and other high-touch surfaces.
Clean the Drain
You may overlook a dirty shower drain, but it’s essential to give it a thorough cleaning, especially if you regularly step on or touch your drain. It’s likely covered in bacteria, along with hair and grime.
You can scrub the drain along with the rest of your shower, but in some cases, it may be best to replace it. Opt for a drain that easily catches hair or can be covered with a hair catcher, like IPS drains.
Clean the Showerhead
After cleaning (or replacing) your shower drain, it’s time to look up at your showerhead.
The showerhead blasts you with water every day, and if it’s not clean, it can do more harm than good. In fact, bacteria from showerheads may cause health issues such as lung infections.
For a deep cleaning, remove the showerhead from the wall, and soak it in a vinegar solution. Let it sit for an hour before rinsing and wiping clean.
Wash the Shower Curtain and Liner
Just like the rest of your shower, your shower curtains can easily become covered in mold and other bacteria.
If your curtain is machine-washable, give it a good washing with hot water and detergent. For curtains or liners that can’t be washed, tuck them into the shower and spray them from top to bottom with your cleaner or vinegar solution. Then, wipe with a clean towel or sponge before rinsing.
How to Deep Clean a Shower
Your shower must be clean in order to get you clean. Use this guide explaining how to deep clean a shower to keep your shower safe and sparkling.
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