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Natural Shower Cleaning

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Natural Shower Cleaning

Shower Cleaning Using Natural Ingredients

Is your shower screen getting covered with grime?

For some people, accepting the layer of filth in their shower is something they have little choice about. The longer you let it set, the more difficult it becomes when you eventually decide to have it cleaned.

However, the buildup of soap scum in your shower doesn’t have to stay there due to one simple household ingredient – baking soda!

Why is my shower getting dirty so quickly?

Over long periods of time, a combination of water and soap creates a substance called soap scum. This is due to the minerals found in tap water along with the paraffin which is used in most kinds of soap, creating the filthy buildup you may be seeing in your shower.

Additionally, soap scum may end up getting mixed with mould, mildew or dirt. This can cause bad smells and unattractive stains in your shower. It’s important that you remain vigilant and clean your shower regularly. The longer you leave soap scum, the more difficult it is to remove. At Elite, we’re here to help you get your shower back to its former glory.

How can I remove thick soap scum from my shower?

When it comes to removing soap scum from your shower, baking soda is a great choice. The mild alkalinity does a great job of removing grime and filth from your bathroom. However, you should take care when scrubbing your shower with it due to its abrasive surface – the last thing you want is to scratch the glass in your shower while you attempt to clean it.



Formulate Your Cleaning Mix

To create your cleaning solution which will remove soap scum, here’s what you need to do. Mix together ½ cup of baking soda, a single squirt of dishwashing detergent and a cup of water to create a paste-like substance. You may need to experiment a few times to get a perfect consistency.



Apply The Cleaning Mix

Using a soft brush or scrubbing sponge, gently apply the mixture to the affected area. Let it sit on the soap scum for 20 mins, and reapply as needed if it begins to run off from the target area. Make sure you are thorough during this process so no area remains untouched.



Scrub, Wash, and Wipe Off

Using your sponge or cloth, scrub the affected area and rinse it off with warm water. After doing this, wipe it down thoroughly with a towel or a micro fibre cloth. This is an excellent way to get soap scum out of your shower glass. It may take a while but we’re sure that you will be impressed with the final results.

After this, your job is completed and the soap scum should be gone from your shower. Here’s a quick tip – if you don’t have any baking soda in your house, vinegar can also do a great job of eliminating soap scum from your shower.

There’s a simple method you can use to do this. Begin by combining vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle at a 1:1 ratio, then add a single tablespoon of washing detergent. Spray this mixture onto the affected area, and let it sit for 20 minutes. After doing this, scrub it off gently, wash the affected area and dry it off with a clean towel.

Vinegar or baking soda can also be used for a range of other cleaning tasks around the home, such as removing grout lines within your bathroom. Just like your shower screen, you’ll need to apply the mixture and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then, use an old toothbrush to scrub the affected area then wipe the moisture off with a cloth or towel. If you’ve chosen to use a baking soda mixture, you may also need to mop the floor to remove the gritty texture.

Does bar soap or shower gel make more soap scum?

Without a doubt, bar soap will lead to a heavier buildup of soap scum in your bathroom. This is due to the paraffins that it contains. By using shower gel as an alternative, you may be able to keep your bathroom cleaner. You won’t be able to completely remove all soap scum, but changing over is likely to make a difference.


How Can I Avoid Soap Scum?

There are several steps that you can take to stop soap scum from forming in your bathroom. Some of these measures may save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

  • Clean your shower daily. It may sound like a lot of effort, but hear us out. After having a shower, aim to wipe down with a dry cloth. You can also invest in a dish brush which you can fill with vinegar, water and a teaspoon of dish soap and leave it in the bathroom to make this task even easier.
  • Change the soap that you use. Instead of using bar soap, change to shower gel and watch as soap scum buildup decreases.
  • Add salt to your bath. You can also experiment with adding Epsom salts or baking soda before getting into the bath. Along with being a relaxing experience, it will also help you send soap residues down the drain instead of letting them accumulate in the bathtub.

How can I keep my bathroom looking clean and tidy?

Sadly, removing soap scum isn’t the only difficult cleaning job around the bathroom. Elite can help you effectively remove soap scum along with fixing faded tiles and unappealing grout lines. By removing bacteria, grease and stains, we can help you get your bathroom back to its former glory.


Get In Touch With Elite Today For Top Quality Bathroom Cleaning!

We are experts when it comes to keeping your home clean. No matter what kind of mess is plaguing you, we’ll be able to deal with it quickly and easily. Get in touch today by calling 131 580 now!

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