If you are reading this then you may be having some shower issues. I know the feeling of doing all you can to remove those awful-looking stains, grout stains, and even mildew, but they just won’t budge.
Your faucets and showerhead look as if they’re out of use. Regular use can cause this situation also, not washing your shower quite as often as it should.
The good news is your shower is not doomed just yet. Let’s try some homemade ingredients and other products and see what happens. What’s the worse that could happen? nothing, only a cleaner more usable shower?
I am sure your shower will be looking at its best when you’re through with it. This is not hard all you need to do is to follow these steps and your shower will be thanking you.
REMOVING THE TOUGH STAINS
One of the most effective ways to remove those impossible stains is to clean with white vinegar. The acid in the vinegar will remove the stain from the tub and also the surfaces. Simply combine equal parts water to equal parts white vinegar.
Mist the entire shower, walls, tub, and door. Allow the vinegar to sit on the surface for 20 minutes. Add a dab of Dawn dish soap when washing. This will give a wonderful finish while removing the smell of the vinegar. Dry well to reveal a clean shower.
REMOVING UGLY STAINS ON GROUT
If you’re having grout stain trouble then here are some amazing grout cleaning recipes and tips that will solve that problem. Oxi Clean is a master at removing stubborn grout stains. To get started fill the scoop to line 4. Add this to a gallon of warm water.
Dissolved well to make it a thicker concentration. If you prefer a paste-like solution then using less water will allow that. Pour the solution directly onto the affected areas. If you’re using the paste solution simply apply with a sponge or a toothbrush. This will get into the creases and corners.
Whichever solution you chose to use allows it to sit for 10 to 30 minutes. Use the same sponge or toothbrush that you used to apply to scrub the surface concentrating on the badly stained areas. When you’re satisfied, rinse with room temperature water. Dry the shower.
Extra tip… dilute 2 tablespoon household bleach in 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and mist the stained grout. Allow sitting for 1 hour before cleaning. With this, you may not need to do any scrubbing as the bleach would have lightened and removed the unpleasant stains.
HOMEMADE GROUT CLEANER
You can start with just dish soap and water. Use a stiff brush to scrub the area. If this doesn’t work then this incredible grout cleaning solution will. Mix a concentration of vinegar and baking soda.
This is a paste that is sure to whiten the area. Cover the affected areas and wait for 10 minutes before scrubbing. Rinse with warm water and dry well. Your grout situation was no trouble at all.
REMOVING HARD WATER FROM THE FAUCETS
After cleaning the shower, how are your faucets looking? Faucets attract hard water stains. No matter how you clean them they just get smeary and spotty in a few days. This is clearly unavoidable as your shower is constantly being used and this water is the tried-up water called “hard water”.
Now, What if you could clean your faucets and make them stay that way longer? Your faucets can stay shiny for up to a week until you clean your shower again. Here’s how to clean your shower faucets and keep them glowing for days.
Cleaning your faucets is a no-brainer. Simply apply Dawn dish soap and scrub with a sponge moving all around to the back. There can be a lot of hidden gunk in this area.
When that is done, rinse with warm water and dry with a clean dry cloth or paper towel. To make it remain shiny for days is going to surprise you. This is also a no-brainer and will make your faucets beautiful.
This secret solution is no other but WD-40. Simply apply and wipe with a soft cloth and that’s how you do it. Your facets will be looking like this faucet in the photo. WD-40 is oil base while still remaining light and will function as a guard for your faucets.
HOW TO PREVENT STAINS AND MILDEW
Preventing stains and in your shower does not require you to purchase a cleaning product at all. These tips I’m about to share with you are ones that I do presently to prevent grout and mildew in my shower.
DRYING AFTER A SHOWER
Practice drying your shower after every use. This may sound time-consuming but it will save you from spending on cleaning products. Keeping the shower wet will cause moisture. Moisture then leads to mildew and grout. Keep a sponge or cloth at a cute spot in the shower for wiping.
LET AIR IN
You know how we love to pull back that beautiful shower curtain. Maybe we do it to show the pattern or simply to hide the mess in our showers. How about always keeping the shower door closed? Actually, these are bad ideas and can contribute to the smell and the mildew situation.
When you’re through pull back slightly on the shower door and curtain to allow a little air in. Giving the shower air will prevent moisture while allowing the water to evaporate.
HOW TO PREVENT GROUT DISCOLORATION
To prevent grout discoloration from building up in your shower make a solution of equal part water and white vinegar. Use 2 cups water to 3 tablespoons white vinegar if you prefer a weaker solution. Combine this solution into a spray bottle. Use to spray the shower after each use.
This simple solution will prevent nasty-looking stains from forming on the grout, you won’t regret doing it. One another thing you can do is to crack your bathroom doors and windows when not in use. If this is not possible, try using a small air humidifier.
Now know how to keep your shower free from stain, discolored grout, mildew, and also how to keep your faucets shiny and clean. We are sure that these tips will have you cleaning your shower like a pro. We hope to see you soon.