How To Clean Walk In Shower Enclosures the Easy Way

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Whether your shower has fiberglass walls or glass, keeping it spotlessly clean is vital – not only are tiles or glass covered in watermarks and soap residue unsightly, accumulated dirt is also a health risk. Warmth and moisture, inevitable in a bathroom shower, creates an environment perfect for bacteria, mold and mildew. Fungi also like the climate – imagine the embarrassment if an overnight guest should notice mushrooms growing in corner areas of your shower! Make sure that the whole area is wiped down and dried after each use. This will help to minimize accumulation of dirt and moisture.

However, in order to keep the area perfectly clean and healthy, it needs to be scrubbed down regularly, using a powdered cleanser (liquid cleansers are very efficient, but a powder is better for removing residues, especially if they have been allowed to dry on), applied to either a textured sponge or a brush – make sure you use the right sort of sponge/ brush. A sponge meant for scrubbing pots and pans, or a brush with bristles that are too short or not dense enough may leave scratches on your surfaces.

Start by wetting the interior of your walk in shower enclosure with hot water. Pour enough of your cleansing powder onto the brush/ sponge to create a lather as you begin scrubbing. Working from the top down, scrub the whole of the walk in shower enclosures thoroughly, paying particular attention to edges, corners and other areas which are hard to reach, as these are the areas where mold and mildew are most likely to start spreading from!

When you have finished scrubbing, wash the soap off with warm water and the surfaces with a fresh, dry utility towel. Many room decorating ideas suggest walk in showers with glass shower doors. Minimize residues and moisture build up by drying them after each use and give them a regular thorough cleansing following the manufacturers instructions.