4 Ways How to Clean a Shower: Effective Ways Using Household Ingredients

May 05, 2021 12:00 AM

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Tripboba.com - Cleaning your shower may consume time, but it is worth it to have a fresh and clean shower, right? Therefore you should clean your shower regularly, at least once in two weeks. Since there are many parts of your shower, you should have a strategy to clean each part. 

This article will help ease your work when cleaning your shower. We will share tips and tricks on how to clean a shower head, shower curtain, curtain liner, etc using household ingredients. Keep scrolling because these tips are worth trying!

How to Clean a Shower Head

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Your showerhead is one of the stuff in your bathroom that needs routine cleaning. Even though the showerhead doesn't contact too much with water, but cleaning the showerhead will help it to function at maximum capacity.

Therefore you should clean your showerhead regularly. Below is the tutorial about how to clean a showerhead. But beforehand, prepare the materials including:

  • pitcher
  • gallon-size plastic bag
  • 4 cups of white vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • zip ties or twist ties

Instructions:

Step 1. Start by identifying your shower head whether it seems plugged or not.

Step 2.  Fill the plastic bag with white vinegar about half of the plastic bag.

Step 3. Then, place the bag over the showerhead until the entire fixture is soaked in the vinegar. You can adjust the level of vinegar if necessary.

Step 4. Tighten the bag with twist ties wrapped around the shower head's neck. Make sure the shower bag is secure.

Step 5. Allow the showerhead to soak for several hours. If it too dirty, you may leave it longer, about one night. But if there is brass, gold, or nickel-coated shower head, remove it from vinegar after  30 minutes.

Step 6. Next, remove the bag from the showerhead and run hot water to the showerhead to flush out to avoid remaining mineral vinegar stuck inside the showerhead. You can also scrub it with a brush.

Step 7. Finally, dry the showerhead with a soft cloth.

How to Clean a Shower Head with Baking Soda

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You know that baking soda as powdery stuff used for baking can also be used to clean the showerhead. Besides using vinegar, baking soda is an effective cleaning product to make your shower head look like a new one. Follow these tutorials on how to clean a shower head with baking soda.

Materials:

  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • gallon-sized plastic bag

Instructions:

Step 1. Begin with making a reaction of baking soda and white vinegar. Combine these two cleaning products until it starts to bubble

Step 2. Place the mixture in a plastic bag and fully immersed your shower head in the bag. You can use a rubber band on the neck of the showerhead to tighten the bag.

Step 3. Next, let your showerhead soaked in the liquids for half an hour or overnight.

Step 4. When you wake up and ready to shower, remove the plastic bag and run hot water to rinse the showerhead.

How to Clean a Shower Curtain

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Besides the showerhead, the cleaning shower curtain is also a necessary thing to do regularly. If you find your shower curtain and curtain liner dirty, don't always throw away or replace them.

They still can be cleaned and will back to like-new condition. Want to know how to clean a shower curtain? Look at the step-by-step guide below:

Step 1. Start by removing the rings and curtain. Then, place the curtains and the liner in the washing machine.

Step 2. Add enough detergent and 1/2 cup of baking soda to the washing machine

Step 3. Then, wash the shower curtain and liner with warm water at the highest level

Step 4. When it begins to rinse, add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar

Step 5. Once the cycle is done, hang your curtain back and let it dry. 

Note: if your shower curtains are plastic, don't need to run them through the spin cycle. Simply hang it in the bathroom after you rinse.

How to Clean a Fiberglass Shower

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Cleaning your fiberglass shower is actually a simple process. To restore the shine to your fiberglass shower, you will need some household products. Know how to clean a fiberglass shower with the following tips:

Step 1. Empty your fiberglass shower, Remove the bottles, soap, and other accessories.

Step 2. Then pre-rinse any loose dirt and debris

Step 3. When start cleaning your shower, make sure you open the bathroom door to prevent fumes and moisture from building up. Open the window or you can use a fan

Step 4. Now make a cleaning solution by mixing 1/3 liquid dish detergent and a cup of white vinegar. Before mixing vinegar, heat it mixture in the microwave for a minute to make it easy to combine.

Step 5. Place the mixture in the spray bottle and apply the cleaning solution to your fiberglass shower

Step 6. Use cloth, brush, or sponge to work with the product and scrub the shower.

Step 7. When you are done, flush the fiberglass shower with warm water. Use a soft cloth to dry the shower. 

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