Top Tips for Cleaning Your Shower

Top Tips for Cleaning Your Shower
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Top Tips for Cleaning Your Shower

For most people, cleaning is definitely a chore and something that you have to do rather than you want to. Every room in the house has its own cleaning challenges and the bathroom is usually the room that most people dread. Whether you have a shower or a bath, or even both, tackling the bathroom is usually the bottom of your to-do list. 

Even though it isn’t enjoyable, keeping your bathroom clean is a necessity and shouldn’t be avoided. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be as bad as you think. Tap N Shower has put together a list of top tips to help you keep your bathroom shower sparkling after every use.

Always rinse after use 

This is one of the easiest things you can do yet, it is so helpful and you will thank yourself for doing it. Every time you shower simply rinse down the walls and shower screen before you get out. It is such a quick way to get rid of all of the excess grime and hair, so start at the top and move down the walls to ensure everything is washed away.

Having a detachable sliding bar shower head, or a handheld head will make this job even easier as you can use the shower for this rinse. However, if you don’t, you can just use a bucket full of clean water.

Help prevent mildew

Many people are unaware that there are things you can do without even thinking that will help to prevent mildew in your bathroom. The easiest way to prevent this is by making sure your shower has plenty of time to air out after use. Simply leave the shower door open when you get out. 

Did you know that opting for a rainfall showerhead or adjusting the angle of your wall-mounted showerhead can also help? Having the water falling directly down onto the user rather than constantly hitting the corners of the shower can help in the prevention of mildew. 


Have a sponge to hand 

The best time to clean your shower is when you are in it or as soon as you have got out. This may sound strange, however, the steam from a hot shower can make the cleaning much easier. It will loosen all the dirt and grime from inside the shower before you begin cleaning it. 

Get a small dishwashing sponge, pour cleaning mixture inside it and simply leave it hanging in the shower. It will be conveniently placed to complete the clean and it will also remind you that it needs doing.  

Buy a plug guard 

One of the most frustrating and fiddly things to deal with in the shower can be the plug hole. If yours frequently gets clogged up and full of hair then a plug guard could be the solution to all of your problems. It simply sits over your shower plughole and catches any bits that might clog your drain. 

These plug guards will fit the large majority of shower trays, no matter what shape or size they are. The only tray you may need an alternative solution for is a wet room former tray where the plug is hidden, however, they often have a built-in guard. 


Get a squeegee

How clean your glass/plastic shower doors look can dramatically affect how clean the rest of your shower looks. Rinsing them regularly will help to avoid grimy looking glass however, you may be left with frustrating watermarks or smudges. 

You can now easily buy yourself a squeegee online in various places. They are the little tools you will see a window cleaner use but, they are perfect for removing all of the excess water from your shower door.

Look out for smart features 

Thankfully technology is making our lives much easier when it comes to freeing our shower heads from limescale. For example, Grohe has created a SpeedClean anti-limescale system which is used in the majority of their shower sets. Their nozzles are made up of multicomponent silicone, meaning, a simple wipe with a cloth is all that is required to remove limescale. 

Be smart next time you buy a shower head and never have to waste your time cleaning it again. Choosing something like the Grohe Grohtherm SmartControl Square Perfect Shower Set with Rainshower 310 SmartActive - 34706000  which will provide you with the SpeedClean technology and also a handheld shower to rinse everything down, it is a win-win. 

Keeping your shower clean

Start using these quick and easy tips today and you will find that cleaning your shower is much easier than it has ever been before. If any elements of your shower need updating or are beyond help with cleaning then visit Tap N Shower today. You can get everything you could possibly need for your shower and all of your bathroom accessories in one place.