The foolproof way to remove soap scum from a bathroom would be never to use water and soap, which isn’t hygienic. No one likes seeing that white chalky residue, especially after you’ve spent hours cleaning. However, we’re here to reassure you and give you peace of mind that cleaning soap scum off multiple bathroom surfaces IS possible. It wouldn’t be in Misty Clean’s nature if we didn’t share valuable house cleaning tips. Here is a guide to removing soap scum from multiple bathroom surfaces.
How to Remove Soap Scum from Glass Shower Doors
If you clean your bathroom weekly, this type of gunk will be much easier to eliminate. You also want to let the cleaning product sit for a while before wiping or rinsing it away. Many cleaning products exist specifically for this purpose, but there are also homemade solutions such as baking soda and distilled white vinegar that are useful. These two everyday household items make a paste that you can dip a microfiber cloth into and apply to your glass doors. Let the cleaning solution sit for a bit, preferably about 15 minutes, and wipe and rinse thoroughly. As far as the sliding glass track, you can use a toothbrush to clean the crevices.
Always test a small area until you know how a product reacts to your hardware. The sink, shower faucet, shower curtain rod, and showerheads are where people notice soap scum the most. For chrome and stainless steel fixtures, it’s best to use undiluted distilled white vinegar. For hard-to-clean showerheads, you can let the vinegar soak for as long as an hour. If you have specialty brass hardware that you don’t want to damage, the manufacturer’s instructions may tell you only to use water for cleaning. Otherwise, diluted vinegar may work for brass hardware and lemon juice as well.
Glazed ceramic tile and porcelain are among the less challenging surfaces to clean. Commercial soap scum removers will do the trick, or once again, you can use a baking soda-distilled-white-vinegar mixture. If the buildup requires more elbow grease, try using a wet pumice stone and wetting the porcelain or tile as well. We stress that you should never use a dry pumice stone because it will scratch surfaces. You also don’t want to use a pumice stone on a fiberglass tub and shower. Use gentle scrubbing motions, a soft bristle brush, and your homemade solution at the end of it all to ensure that there isn’t residue.
We know. It takes a lot of effort to clean. However, if you call Misty Clean, Inc. today, we can take away some of the stress.
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