Solutions to Clean Shower Cubicles

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Solutions to Clean Shower Cubicles
Homemade shower cleaning solutions work just as well as commercial products. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Shower cubicles tend to get cloudy, dull or have stains with daily use. This is due to mould and mildew or soap scum build-up. Using the proper cleaning methods gets rid of the problem and regular maintenance prevents it from reoccurring. You do not have to purchase expensive commercial products that contain harsh chemicals in order to have a sparkling clean shower cubicle. Making effective homemade solutions is inexpensive and quick, saving you time and money.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • Bowl
  • Sponge, cleaning cloth or soft, nylon scrub brush
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Cotton tip -- optional

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  1. 1

    Wet a large sponge or cleaning cloth. Wring it out.

  2. 2

    Mix 1 cup of baking soda in a bowl with enough water to make a thick paste. Baking soda is a mild abrasive but will not scratch shower surfaces.

  3. 3

    Dip the sponge or cloth into the paste and rub it onto the surface of your shower cubicle. Rub with circular motions until all the soap scum is gone. Use a scrub brush for stubborn areas.

  4. 4

    Rinse the shower cubicle well with water. The cubicle will smell fresh and look clean.

  1. 1

    Mix 236ml. of chlorine bleach and 227gr. of water in a clean, plastic spray bottle.

  2. 2

    Spray the surfaces of your shower cubicle thoroughly with the bleach solution.

  3. 3

    Allow the bleach solution to remain in the shower cubicle for 15 minutes.

  4. 4

    Scrub the shower cubicle with a nylon scrub brush until the mould and mildew are gone.

  5. 5

    Rinse the shower cubicle thoroughly with water.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use a cotton tip dipped in pure chlorine bleach for stubborn mildew stains in the corner of your shower. Allow it to set for 30 minutes and rinse it off. This helps to bleach any dark areas in the shower.
  • Never combine ammonia and chlorine bleach. Together they release toxic fumes.

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