Your spa bathroom deserves to be impeccably maintained. Luckily, shower maintenance does not need to be grueling. With a small routine and a little elbow grease, your spa getaway can retain its slice of heaven.
One of the peskiest of shower concerns during cleaning and maintenance is grout. Your grout can take a beating with daily showers, soap, scum and constant dampness. Therefore, your it can develop black ickiness fast. Grout absorbs water, and then mildewing and discoloration occurs. Without proper care, grout will stain and erode, causing water to leak behind the sealant.
Another major concern for shower maintenance is water spots and stains. Not only do these spots lessen the appearance of the shower doors, they also can cause etching in the glass. After long term exposure, the glass will begin to be damaged by the water spots.
But never fear, help is here. Your shower can easily maintain its perfect appearance or return to its former glory with minimal effort.
Tips To Maintain Your Shower
Rinse your shower after each use. This will rinse the gunk, grime and hair down the drain and off your surfaces.
Run that Fan
Prevent mold and mildew by running that fan on a regular basis and definitely during those hot showers. Leave your fan on for 15 minutes after the shower to help remove the moisture from the air.
The Power of Steam
Wipe your shower doors during or after your shower. The steam helps loosen the grime and helps keep your shower cleaner longer.
Wipe your tile and shower door down with microfiber towels. This will soak up the pesky water droplets and not leave behind any lint.
Leave your shower door open after your shower. This will disperse any leftover humidity from being trapped in the shower.
Get down to the nitty gritty and what should you do day in and day out?
Once a Week
- Spray your walls with diluted cleaner or a vinegar water solution with a few drops of tea tree oil.
- Wipe the tiles and shower walls with a sponge
- Clean the grout weekly with a soft scrub brush and some elbow grease. Avoid bleach or other harsh chemicals.
- Remove soap scum from shower doors. We recommend applying a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Leave on for 20 minutes to an hour and scrub using a microfiber cloth. For an extra cleaning, add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide.
- Seal grout once or twice a year, depending on shower use.
- Clean your shower head. Tie a plastic baggie filled with white distilled vinegar around the shower head. Allow this to sit overnight, and then remove in the morning. Run the shower to flush out any dissolved build-up.
A Final Word on Grout
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
While you may have faster, brighter results with hard chemicals, they will strip away the sealant.
Use a Squeegee
Squeegee your shower door and walls after every use. If you do this after each use, then less water will dry on your grout, tile and shower, thereby leaving fewer mineral deposits.
Hard Water How To
Now that your grout is impeccable, shiny and white, your glass needs to follow suit. But rest assured, hard water stains are easier solved than you think. A little elbow grease can go a long way.
If your water spots will not budge, stop by your local GoGlass location for a sample of our Bio-Clean.
Bio-Clean is a hard water stain remover containing non-chemical, non-acidic based cleaning ingredients. You can wipe those stains away without worry. Bio-Clean will not harm or damage skin if touched. This cleaning solution will remove soap scum, hard water stains, calcium, mineral deposits and grime on your bathtub and shower. Bio-Clean is safe to use throughout your entire bathroom and is endorsed by GoGlass experts and can be purchased at any of our 6 locations. Learn more about our hard water tips at here.
By following these steps your bathroom will return to its former glory. And remember – there is no such thing as a self-cleaning shower, even if you purchased a protective coating. We recommend a daily squeegee and a good cleaning every two week Need a squeegee? Stop by your local GoGlass and pick up your very own.