Cleaning Tips for Your Bathroom
By: Tanya Torres
A beautiful glass shower door can open up your bathroom while showing off the beauty and style of the room. However, your chic bathroom can also be an eyesore when you don’t maintain it properly by not cleaning the shower glass and all the areas in it or removing soap scum and hard stains from it. Keeping your shower doors looking brand new is also very important, especially if you want it to continue shining for as long as you have it in your bathroom. If you are struggling to find a way to keep soap scum and keep your shower doors, bathtub and tile walls as shiny and looking new like the day you bought it then we have some tips to help you get it in great shape.
Cleaning your shower doors not only makes your bathroom look beautiful and stylish, but it also prevents bacteria from growing and the spread of mold and mildew. Bacteria, mold and mildew develop as a result of a very humid, warm environment where their primary food sources such as dust and other microscopic organisms are floating around in the air. Not only are these sources of food floating around in the air, but when you create the ideal environment for mold spores then they can spread more rapidly due to the environment. Also, be sure to keep the shower head clean since one of the dirtiest parts of the shower is the shower head, according to the National Academy of Sciences.
There are many ways to prevent mold growth in your bathroom and the first step is to remove moisture from the environment. After you shower or take a bath, you will need to dry all surface areas in the bathroom while ensuring that your exhaust fan is on. By turning your fan on, you will be allowing clean air to circulate around the room, reducing the moisture from sticking around for too long.
Another way to prevent moisture from accumulating and having a mold growth problem is to repair any leaks or damp areas in your bathroom. Regularly check the drains in your bathroom to ensure that they are working properly and are not leaking to prevent any problems.
In addition to checking for leaks, you will need to clean all surfaces in your bathroom. Bacteria, dust and other organic material are all around your bathroom, on the surfaces and in the air and the best way to remove them is to clean with either bleach or antibacterial cleaning agents. Be sure to clean every part of the bathroom and that includes the smallest of areas such as the corners and ridges in the area too.
If you want your bathroom to look nice and have your shower doors lasting for years and years to come then caring for it is your number one priority. No one likes paying for something twice and that means you will need to put in extra care and effort to make sure things last such as your bathtub and shower doors. If you live in an area in the city that has hard water then you have a higher chance of having hard water stains from developing on your bathtub and shower doors which will damage it permanently.
To prevent hard water stains on your shower doors, you can use a microfiber towel or even a squeegee to clean the water gently off the areas. Another way to reduce and prevent the chances of developing hard stains is to clean your shower and bathtub weekly with cleaners that can gently remove mineral deposits and prevent hard water stains.
Non-abrasive Cleaning Supplies
When you clean your shower doors and tub, you should always opt for non-abrasive cleaning supplies. When you use harsher and more abrasive products, it can leave your bathroom surfaces damaged, especially if you use it on shower doors. Stay away from steel wool, pads, cleaning products that contain bleach and ammonia and abrasive powders.
Instead of using harsh chemicals that have no water in it, use cleaning supplies that you can mix in water in it such as vinegar and so on. For example when cleaning shower glass, you can put four parts of water and one part vinegar in a spray bottle with a few drops of mild dishwashing detergent and clean the glass with this solution. Another example of what you can use to remove tough stains is by using baking soda and a little bit of water to make a runny paste then clean the area with a sponge or cleaning cloth. This paste can also be used on mildew buildups and water stains on faucets and tile.