When you think about the area in your home that’s the dirtiest, probably last on the list is the place where you go to get clean. But because showers are so damp, things like mold, mildew, and bacteria can easily proliferate and flourish.
To make matters worse, showers can be exceedingly difficult to clean: they are often narrow and slippery, and they require lots of bending, stretching and reaching to clean them from top to bottom.
The particularly sticky and tenacious nature of the dirt and grime found in showers like mildew and soap scum means cleaning your shower can also take a long time and require a lot of elbow grease.
But… What if we told you it didn’t have to be like that?
Even though cleaning your shower has been a time-consuming, energy-draining proposition in the past, with the right tools and techniques, you can learn how to clean your shower fast and without scrubbing.
Clean Your Shower With No Scrubbing
It might sound too good to be true, but you can actually clean your shower with no scrubbing whatsoever.
Using Cillit Bang Active Foam Soapscum and Shine you can quickly and easily clean your shower and the best part? You can simply wipe away dirt and grime after the foams worked it’s magic.
This foaming shower cleanser removes soap scum, ring around the tub, and water marks to leave surfaces clean and shiny. The formula allows you to quickly and easily clean large surfaces with just the touch of a spray button: in fact, it covers surface areas up to two times faster than similar cleaning products and is especially good for getting any metal or stainless steel looking super shiny.
How To Use Shower Foam
Never used shower foam before? It’s so super simple that you’ll never want to go back to wasting your time with other cleaning products.
Simply spray the foam cleaner throughout your bath and shower, making sure to get plenty of coverage on areas that are stained – for example, mouldy tile grout. Let the foam sit for ten minutes in order to allow it to penetrate deep down and begin to lift up any grime, greasy deposits, or soap scum. While you wait, it begins to do the work for you!
How Good Are The Results?
Once you wait ten minutes, you’ll doubtlessly be impressed by the cleaning power of this heavy duty foam cleanser. The shower foam works down at the molecular level, so the most visible dirt and grime will loosen up and rinse away with water.
The results you can achieve are as good as any regular spray on cleaner but with the Cillit Bang Active Foam Soapscum and Shine you’re going to find even tough stains easy to wipe away.
You’re going to be seriously impressed with how it leaves your taps looking, shiny and new, and it’s even great for a streak free finish on glass shower screens.
How To Get Even Better Results
If your bath or shower has super stubborn stains, you can expend just a little extra effort to get a lot of extra impact.
Be sure to pick up this 10 Pack of Heavy Duty Catering Sponges/Scourers for Kitchens, Bathrooms, and heavy duty cleaning in order to add some firepower to your cleaning arsenal.
These scrubbers are used frequently in commercial kitchens to clean off grease or caked-on food, so they pack a big punch.
Use them to go over more heavily-soiled areas of shower tile, walls, glass, soap dishes, faucets, etc. to help lift stains up. You won’t have to apply a lot of pressure or use much elbow grease: it’s more about using that texture to help flake away any dirt or grime. For a minimal amount of effort, you can really maximize your cleaning potential.
Pro Tips: How To Dry Your Shower & Keep It Clean
Another way to save time and energy on cleaning your shower, is to engage in some preventative maintenance.
Spending just a little time on drying your shower helps keep it clean for much longer.
Mold and mildew thrive in damp environments: eradicating that dampness prevents build-up of mould, mildew, and bacteria, so your bath and shower area stays clean and healthy for much longer.
If you use a shower curtain liner, you may notice that over time, your shower curtain can turn black or orange with mold.
Mold spores are microscopic, so if it’s gotten to the point where mold is visible to the naked eye that means that there are literally billions of mold spores present. That’s enough to make you want to never step foot in your bathroom again.
You can prevent mold and mildew from getting this out of control by taking a few simple steps…
First, don’t leave your shower curtain bunched up after a shower. That traps the moisture inside and creates a damp, humid environment where bacteria and germs can flourish. Pulling the shower curtain closed allows it to air dry.
Many people also don’t realize that shower curtain liners can go in the washing machine. Toss it in there while you’re washing towels or bath mats, and you’ll clean off visible mould or mildew, or even kill it off before it can be seen to the naked eye.
If you have a glass shower door instead of a shower curtain, you can also easily keep that dry by taking a moment and using a shower squeegee after you’ve exited the shower stall.
This prevents mildew or soap scum from taking up residence, and it also helps avoid those cloudy, streaky marks left behind by leaving water droplets to air dry.
For the fastest and most efficient cleaning, we recommend using an extended squeegee like the Wenko Telescopic Bathroom Squeegee.
The silver color gives a sleek, modern stainless steel effect which looks nice so that you can keep it hung up and readily in reach for post-shower use.
However, if you don’t care about looks, a plastic squeegee will be cheaper and just as effective.
Whichever squeegee you use, just be sure to use it after each shower to do away with streaks and soap scum build-up: you’ll actually have to clean far less often as a result of just a few moments of preventative work.
Facets, Taps & Shower Hose
Glass isn’t the only part of the shower that can look streaky.
Your faucets can look awfully spotty is water droplets are left there to dry. Using a microfibre cloth to finish wiping off chrome fixtures will ensure that your shower looks magazine perfect. We recommened this 5-pack of Lint-Free and Machine Washable Soft Microfibre Cleaning Cloths which can finish off faucets, soap dishes, and any remaining water droplets missed by the squeegee so you have a perfect result every time you finish taking a shower.
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How To Clean Your Shower: DONE!
When you go to get clean, the last thing you want to do is climb into a dirty shower. By implementing just a few tools like foaming shower cleanser, heavy duty scourers, a shower squeegee, and microfibre cloths, you can make sure your shower is as good as new every time you get in without costing you tons of time and energy.
And by using our shower cleaning tips and techniques, you can buy yourself even more time between cleaning sessions by combatting the damp humidity that leads to build-up of stains in the first place.
By just tweaking a few small parts of your cleaning routine, you can shower smarter, not harder.