Keeping Your Shower Stalls Clean and Tidy
Your shower should be a nice, calming place to unwind, an oasis of comfort where you can wash away the day’s troubles along with the day’s dirt. Your morning or evening shower should relax you and make you feel clean and healthy. But, if the shower stall is always dirty, not only is it unattractive and unhealthy, it’s terribly distracting to your shower experience.
There are few places in your house that are harder to keep clean than your shower stalls and glass shower doors. The water spots them, and the constant damp atmosphere causes mold and mildew to run rampant. It’s one of those household cleaning jobs that seem to be never ending, but it is important to keep those shower stalls clean to maintain household cleanliness and health.
When you disinfect your shower stalls and glass shower doors, you not only make the house look and smell better, but you kill germs that can potentially be unhealthy to your family. There are many viruses, such as athlete’s foot and the virus that causes plantar’s warts that can be spread from the shower floor. In addition, bacterial microbes can be trapped and grow in soap scum, so ridding your shower of this annoying menace is important, as well. Ensuring that your shower is in tip top shape keeps your family healthy, as well as keeping your house looking good. For optimum household cleanliness and health, clean and disinfect your shower stalls and glass shower doors at least once a week.
Before you begin cleaning, it’s wise to take stock of the items you keep in your shower, as they may be part of the problem. If you are housing half used bottles of shampoo and shaving cream, or storing your cleaning sponges in the shower, throw them out. They will harbor the same bacteria that are lurking in your shower, and will make cleaning more of a chore because you’ll have so many things to move out of the shower stall before you even start. Store a minimum of items in your shower to make cleaning it easier.
Luckily, cleaning your bathroom today is not as difficult as it was for our grandmothers. There are lots of products on the market today that, with regular use, will make those weekly cleaning jobs easier. Shower stall cleaners that can be sprayed on after your shower are a big help. These products are very efficient, as you just spray them on at the end of your shower and leave. No wiping is required, yet they prevent soap scum buildup on your shower and glass shower doors, making your next cleaning a breeze. There are also sprays that can keep your mirrors and glass doors free of fog, making it easier to see, as well as making your glass shower doors look better.
These convenient, daily sprays will help keep your shower cleaner, but periodically your shower stall and glass shower doors still need a good scrubbing. In the interest of household cleanliness and health, you should use a cleaning product that disinfects and kills mold and mildew on the shower stall itself, along with a good scrub brush. There are scrub brushes on the market now with long handles that are made especially for cleaning the tub and shower. These are a great help, as they reduce the bending and stretching usually required to reach all those areas of the tub and shower.
Glass shower doors are one of the most difficult bathroom surfaces to clean. You will be more successful at removing the soap scum and water stains if you use a product especially made for glass. A soft bristled brush can be helpful, too, as many hard water stains are difficult to scrub off with a sponge or rag, regardless of the type of cleaning product you use.
Cleaning the bathroom will never be a favorite task. But, it’s an extremely important one for maintaining household cleanliness and health, as well as keeping your home looking and feeling clean. Today’s products have made the task much easier that they used to be, though, so that you can spend less time in there cleaning and more time in there washing your cares away.