We all want a sparkling clean shower, but scrubbing grout lines with a toothbrush isn’t usually on the top of anyone’s cleaning priority list. What’s the best way to ensure a clean and hygienic shower without hours of elbow grease? Start incorporating quick and easy mini cleaning techniques into your daily shower routine. At My Shower, we are the experts in repairing leaking showers in Perth, so you can trust our expert advice. Don’t wait until your shower cubicle is a mess of hard-to-clean mould, mildew and soap scum, by making a few easy cleaning tips part of your everyday ritual you will be saved from hours of scrubbing later on.
Reach for The Squeegee
If you want to keep the grime at bay, a great trick is to squeegee the walls and glass doors after every single shower. Mould and mildew thrive in a damp environment, so wiping water off the walls will help prevent its spread. Spending 30 seconds to squeegee after each shower will save you hours of scrubbing grime and water deposits in the long run.
Use a Daily Cleaning Spray
After each shower, spray a gentle, natural shower cleanser onto the walls and walk away. Such cleaning sprays require no scrubbing or rinsing, the solution simply dissolves soap scum so it doesn’t build-up. Pairing this type of spray with the above-mentioned squeegee means you’ll safely avoid a shower deep-clean for months.
Keep a Stiff Bristled Brush in Your Shower
If you do start to notice residual soap scum, stains and mildew forming, having a brush handy with stiff and gentle bristles will make it easy to scrub away dirt, grime, mildew and soap scum with the least amount of effort possible.
Don’t Clean Using Highly Corrosive Products
A common mistake made by many homeowners is to use highly acidic or alkaline cleaning products to clean their showers. These types of cleaners can damage the tiles, grout and silicone causing bigger problems such as shower leaks and structural damage.
How to Spot a Leaking Shower While Cleaning
While you don’t need to check for signs of water leaks on a daily basis, it is good to get into the habit of regularly checking for potential water leaks during your cleaning routine. Even small leaks become progressively worse over time, and water can accumulate underneath the floor or behind walls. If you are unsure about the extent of a leak, you should contact a professional leaking shower company for diagnosis and repair.
- Check the grout lines and silicone – It’s important that you check the grout lines and silicone regularly to make sure that it’s in good condition. If grout and/or silicone become damaged, the shower will leak and moisture will accumulate causing damage to the floor and surrounding walls.
- Look for any signs of rot – when you’re using or cleaning your shower, keep an eye out for any indication that decay, rot or mould might be setting in. If you notice stains on the surfaces of the grout or silicone, you will need to take action.
- Make sure that there aren’t any loose tiles – tiles in shower cubicles are prone to coming loose. Make sure that all the tiles are tight fitting. If you notice loose or shifting tiles, you need to get these repaired or replaced as quickly as possible as loose tiles can cause damaging water leaks that could require expensive repairs if left unattended.
If you have a leaking shower in Perth get in touch with the team at My Shower today on 1300 055 088 or contact us online. We specialise in the use of world-class Epoxy products for long-lasting and cost effective solutions for leaking showers and balconies for customers in and around Perth.