How to Clean Shower Floors & Walls – How often do you clean your shower’s floor? Is it possible that it is been too long? The truth is that this area necessitates far more attention than most of us are willing to devote.
The bacteria, soaps, and shampoos that the shower floor is exposed to on a daily basis can cause it to become filthy. The best way to clean shower floors depends on how thorough you want to go and what method you want to use.
Before we begin, we must first determine which cleaners and tools are effective and which are potentially harmful. The majority of shower floors are made of fibreglass, similar to that of a bathtub. A non-abrasive soap and tool are required for this surface.
- For the shower floor, always use a mild cleaner that is not abrasive. Cleaning with Dawn Dishwashing Soap or Lysol is very effective at removing grease and grime.
- Ammonia is an alkaline substance that can damage fibreglass surfaces.
- Non-abrasive tools should be used: Cleaning the shower with a two-sided sponge, soft brush, or cloth is the best option.
- Steel wool should be avoided: The finish of the shower floor will be scratched and damaged if you use steel wool or scrapers.
Cleaning the Shower Floor
Begin by using a sponge or cloth to apply your non-abrasive cleaner to the shower floor. Scrub the cleaner into the corners and around the centre of the room gently. Do not forget about the area around the drain, where a lot of soap scum and grime will collect.
If you have a textured shower floor, you may need to scrub a little harder to remove all of the grime.
How to Remove Tough Stains
Vinegar – Soap scum and watermarks are difficult to remove, and they can make your shower look filthy. If you have white vinegar on hand, you can easily cut through the grime with it. Vinegar’s acidity makes it excellent for removing grease and oils.
Allow a generous amount of vinegar to sit on the stains for a couple of minutes. Scrub the marks away with a sponge or brush. Once you are happy with the results, rinse.
Hydrogen Peroxide – We occasionally notice dark marks or spots on our white shower floor and wonder how they got there. Fortunately, these unappealing stains can be removed.
To restore the whiteness of the surface, use hydrogen peroxide, a mild bleach. It is not a quick fix, so make sure no one needs to shower until the following day.
Cover the stain with a white cloth that has been soaked in hydrogen peroxide. Allow the cloth to remain on the mark overnight before rinsing and drying it with a towel.
If you do not have any hard watermarks but still have stains, a baking soda paste might help. Baking soda is effective at removing stains such as soap scum.
Md Shahin Akhter is a Civil Engineer from MIT and has more than 5 years of experience in Civil Engineering and Construction Department. Md Shahin Akhter is Civil Engineer in Nagar Parishad (Municipal Council), Supaul. He is Webmaster and Founder at ProCivilEngineer.com Civil Engineering Website.