The Best way to clean shower tile and doors

How to clean a shower tile and doors

Taking a shower can be relaxing and refreshing. Feeling clean can set your mood for the day or help you feel better after playing or working outside. But, have you seen the soap and hard water buildup on your tile and door?

Don't feel so clean now do you? It’s ok. There is a remedy, but it may take some elbow grease. Once you clean bath and shower, keeping it clean will become a part of your daily routine. Here is the best way we have found to clean your shower tile and door.


Daily Clean

Every time you take a shower, buildup can accumulate. Soap scum and hard water can be difficult to tackle once you let it take hold. So, how do you help ease the struggle of cleaning?

Wipe down your shower with a squeegee or a microfiber cloth every time you finish your shower. If you do nothing else, this will help remove the buildup of soap scum and hard water on the walls and door of your shower.

Use a daily shower cleaner once the shower is not in use to help knock down any buildup that is missed with a cloth or squeegee. Spray down the shower with a daily cleaner as you finish your morning routines, then rinse it off after about 15 minutes, and you're done.

An easy DIY daily shower cleaner can be made with 3 parts cleaning vinegar and 1 part dish soap. Warm a cup of vinegar, so it is tepid, and slowly pour in a cup of dish soap. Gently mix before pouring in 2 more cups of vinegar. Add the mixture to a heavy duty spray bottle from a home improvement store, and label it as your daily shower cleaner.


Weekly Clean

Get out the gloves and the plastic scrub pads, it's time to get real with your shower. You can start by taking your daily cleaner to the walls and door to get the first layer removed. This time, instead of rinsing it off, take a bath and shower cleaning pad to the surfaces.

You don't need to get the elbow grease out for this round of cleaning. Scrubbing down the surface will break up most of your hard water and soap scum build up that wasn't cleared throughout the week with your daily cleanings.

For that next level of clean over your daily scrubs get out the baking soda and vinegar. Mix it up in a small bowl to form a paste. It will bubble and fizz as it releases CO2 from the reaction. Apply it as a paste and use it as a gentle abrasive on your tile to get into the grout and really clean it out.

Once you are done, rinse off your surfaces and be proud of the shine. It shouldn't take you too long to do a weekly clean, and the difference will astound you. Don't forget to take before and after photos!


Deep Clean

Over the course of the past several weeks, you may have noticed that some of the grout is starting to look a little grungy. Your normal rub downs just aren't doing the trick. It's time to stop putting it off. You need to do a deep clean. Get out the gloves and whip up the elbow grease, your shower is going to get clean.

Use an old toothbrush for the cracks and crevices. Using the baking soda mixture like before, add a little dish soap to the party to help tackle the tougher stains. You are going to need to put some effort to get the toughest stains out. Get the most out of your daily and weekly cleaners with this part.

If all else fails, you may need to resort to tougher cleaners for the stains that really put up a fight. Mold and mildew spots will need to be taken care of as well. These organisms not only look uninviting, but they can make you feel sick as well.

If doing a deep clean of your shower seems like an insurmountable mountain, get some professional help. If weekly cleans seem like too much to handle, that's not a problem either.

This is where we come in. Our trained professionals have to tools and experience you need to get a spotless bathroom ready for guests, or just ready for you. Bathrooms aren't our only trick, as we have a few more up our sleeves.

If you need to free up some time, or just want to try having your home professionally cleaned, give us a call at (918) 376-4114. Custom Maid would love to clean your home!

Tresha McCarty