Cleaning Your Walk In Shower Enclosures with Household Ingredients

A shower kit can only enhance the look of your bathroom if it is always kept clean and shiny. When soap scum, mildew, dirt and grime start to build up, you have to take steps immediately, as the longer you put it off the harder it will be to clean. Fiberglass shower kits and glass walk in shower enclosures particularly look dingy when ill-maintained.

You don’t have to purchase costly cleaning materials to keep your shower cubicle looking at its best. You can actually use simple household items; not only while you save a lot, you also help the environment by decreasing the amount of toxic chemicals used for maintaining your house.

Start sprucing up your bathroom by getting rid of soap scum. Take a lemon, cut it in half and simply rub it all over surfaces where soap residue has built up. Make sure that you get every inch of fiberglass and glass surfaces. If you work on one section at a time, there will be less chance of you missing a spot. Use a clean moist rag and wipe off the areas pre-smeared with lemon juice. The soap scum should instantly come off, leaving the surface clearer and shiny-looking. A word of caution though: some metal frames and hinges may react with the lemon juice, so make sure to check first on a small, inconspicuous area.

How to get rid of mold and mildew that has grown in hard-to-reach places such as corners and nooks, soak some cotton balls in ordinary bleach. Take the cotton balls out and place them in those crannies where you can’t scrub well. Simply leave them there for some minutes. You’ll find that the mildew and molds have been taken off when you remove the cotton balls.

For that disgusting accumulation of oil, grime, and scum that you see on the tracks and rails, use some white vinegar from your kitchen. Simply pour enough vinegar on the tracks and let it soak. After some minutes, the acidity of the vinegar will draw out the scum and whatnot. Finish by scrubbing the tracks well using a brush or a scrubbing pad. Rinse well.

It will be a good habit for you and your family members to get in the habit of regularly rinsing out the walls of your walk in shower enclosure, after using it, to prevent scum for building up. If you will be using cleanser, make sure that it is non-abrasive. Glass and fiberglass lose much of their appeal when it appears scuffed and dingy.

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