Do you have trouble keeping your shower clean? You’re not alone - it can be very difficult to keep this part of your home nice and spotless. Many people find it challenging to find a bathroom cleaning method that works. This can be very frustrating and even limit the value of your home overall. I have struggled with this too, and through trial and error, I have found a solution that works.
In this article, I have put together a complete guide on how to clean shower floors effectively. This guide will help you keep your floor truly spotless and pleasant to use.
What You Will Need to Clean Your Shower Floor
You’ll need a few different materials to keep your shower floor clean. They include:
Rubber gloves - You will need these to keep you hands safe and clean as you work.
Shower Cleaner - The type of shower cleaner you should use will depend on the type of material your shower is made of. There are many types of shower cleaners available at home stores and drugstores.
Sponge - You will use the sponge to rub the cleaner into the shower.
Magic Eraser - In some cases, you may be able to use a Magic Eraser to remove grime from your shower instead of a spray-on cleaner. The Magic Eraser is better for instances when there is only light grime or mildew that needs to be addressed.
Water - You will use water to rinse your shower clean after you finish the process. You should be able to just get this from your faucet.
Drain cleaner - This will be used to unclog your drain. You can purchase drain cleaners at most drugstores and home stores.
Wire hanger - This will be used to remove hair from your shower floor and drain.
Start by rinsing your shower floor completely with warm water. You can do this a few different ways. If you have a handheld shower head that detaches from the wall, you can use it to manually rinse the shower. If you do not have a detachable showerhead, you can fill up a bucket with water from the faucet and rinse this way.
2. Prepare the Bathroom
Put on your rubber gloves to protect your hands. You should roll your sleeves up to make sure they do not get damaged while you are cleaning. You should also open the windows in your bathroom, if you have any, and turn the fan on for ventilation.
3. Apply Shower Cleaner
Spray your shower cleaner over the entire shower floor. If you want to clean your shower walls, spray the cleaner on the walls as well. If you choose to use the Magic Eraser instead, use it during this step to scrub down the surface areas. It may help to do this in sections to make sure your entire shower gets clean. If you have a bathtub floor, be sure to get the sides of the bathtub as well.
4. Rub the Cleaner In
After letting the cleaner sit for approximately five minutes (or longer if your shower is really dirty), use your sponge to rub it in thoroughly. It is important that you rub in all of the cleaner to get the best results. It also helps to use a new sponge that is still fairly hard, as a soft sponge may not work as well. Rinse your sponge periodically during this process to keep it clean.
5. Rinse Your Tub Again
Once the shower floor has been totally scrubbed clean, it’s time to rinse again using the same method you used in step one. You may need to rinse the tub multiple times to remove all the cleaner. It is very important to make sure that the tub is rinsed thoroughly, as the cleaner could damage the shower floor if left to sit for too long.
6. Clean Out the Drain
Now it’s time to clean out the drain, which is an important part of keeping your shower floor clean in the long run. Using your deconstructed wire (or any other long, skinny object), reach into the drain and pull out any hair or other debris that has gathered there. It may take a couple of tries to fully remove everything. Place the debris in a plastic bag and throw it away.
7. Use Drain Cleaner
Finish the process by pouring drain cleaner into your drains. Be sure to use the appropriate amount as stated on the packaging. The drain cleaner will dissolve any clogs and debris that are left in your drain, making it easier for your shower to stay clean. You should use the drain cleaner periodically to make sure your shower floor stays nice and pristine.
8. Let the Shower Dry
Now that you have cleaned your shower, you will need to let it dry before using it. This is important, because the chemicals in the cleaner are often too strong to allow for immediate use of the shower. Turn the fan on in your bathroom if it isn’t already, and open any windows and doors.
Did you enjoy this tutorial? I hope it helped you learn how to better clean your shower floors. I find that using this strategy helps my bathroom stay clean so I can enjoy my showers more. What did you think? Tell us in the comments section, and share this article if you found it helpful!