How to Clean a Shower?

Remove your shower curtain and liner. Be careful not to drag them on the floor. You may not need to clean the shower curtain itself. The shower liner is both easier to clean and the part that is likely to be dirty. If your shower liner is very soiled, then you may need to replace it.

Place them in the washing machine. Separate the curtain and liner, then spread them out. Drape each around the agitator in your washer, or loosely place them in the tub if you don’t have an agitator.

Add two to three old towels. Towels will help remove some of the stains from your curtain and liner because they will scrub against them in the wash. Use medium to large bath towels. Add your regular detergent. Unless the label specifies otherwise, you can wash your shower curtain and liner with your normal laundry detergent. Avoid using fabric softener.

Check the label for the recommended wash setting. If none is recommended, wash on a normal setting. If you are washing your (non-color) liner without your shower curtain, then treat it like you would your whites, washing it on hot with optional bleach.

Hang dry or tumble dry low. Shower curtains and liners can easily shrink, so follow the care directions on your items. If you choose to tumble dry your liner and curtain, do it in 15 minute increments because they will dry quickly.

How Cleaning Your Shower Head?

Pour white vinegar in a gallon-sized plastic storage bag. The amount of vinegar that you need will depend on how big your shower head is. You need just enough vinegar to cover the end of the shower head where the water sprays out. You can use any plastic bag, but a storage bag is more likely to be leak-proof. Clean your shower head once a month to keep your water flowing well and to prevent mildew.

Place your shower head in the bag. Make sure that your shower head is submerged in the vinegar. If you need to, remove the bag and add more vinegar to cover the spray area. Tie a large rubber band around the end of the bag. Place your rubber band above the shower head so that the bag stays in place while allowing the shower head to fully soak in the vinegar. If you don’t have a rubber band, you can tie off your bag with anything that will hold it in place.

Remove the bag in the morning. Let your shower head soak in the vinegar overnight. In the morning, pour the vinegar down the drain and throw away or recycle the bag. Run clean water through your shower head. Turn on your shower and make sure that the shower head is spraying at full capacity. Wait a minute before getting in the shower to ensure that the vinegar is fully washed away.

Rinse off the shower door. Use your cup or bucket to wet the shower door. This pre-rinse should also remove any debris. Rinse the door weekly between deep cleanings. Deep clean the shower door once a month. Apply a cleaner. You can use a commercial product, or you can mix a tablespoon (15 milliliters) of white vinegar into a cup (237 milliliters) of baking soda to use as a natural cleaning agent. Coat the shower door in your cleaner. Set a timer for 1 hour. Your cleaner needs time to set. While you wait, you can clean another part of your shower if you’d like.

Wipe away the cleaning agent with a soft cloth. Be careful not to use a brush or wire scrubber on a shower door, which can easily scratch. Choose a soft cloth, such as microfiber, to remove the cleaner and grime. Rinse the door with clean water. Cleanse the door until there is no more cleaning agent. Dry the door with a soft cloth. Use a clean cloth to remove the excess water. This will prevent streaking on your newly clean door.

How Cleaning Faucets?

Rub in the cleaning agent. Use a sponge, cloth, or soft bristle brush and make tight, circular strokes. If your shower is very dirty, then you may need to rinse your sponge, cloth, or bristle brush in-between passes. Don’t use hard bristle brushes, and never use metal scrubbers. These can scratch your walls and tub.

Rinse the shower wall with clean water. Use your cup or bucket to splash water on the wall, removing the remaining cleaning agent and the grime. If you have a detachable shower head, then use that to rinse the shower wall instead. If your shower wall still looks dirty, then re-apply the cleaning agent and repeat the process. Repeat for the remaining shower wall sections and tub. Spray the next section, let it soak, rub in the cleaner, and rinse for each of the three to four sections.

Scrub grout with a bleach-water mixture. If you have grout, clean it with bleach and a small scrub brush. Mix two parts water and one part bleach. Use a grout scrubber to clean the grout with your mixture. Use an old toothbrush as a scrubber. Don’t clean your grout with bleach and water while you clean your shower walls with the cleaning agent. Mixing chemicals is dangerous. Turn on the shower for a final rinse. Allow your shower to run for about a minute so that the bleach and any remaining cleaning product are rinsed away.

Rinse your faucet. Splash water up over your faucet to wet the surface and wash away debris.You should clean your faucet weekly to remove spots and stains. Toothpaste and soap often leave flecks on faucets, and they are easiest to remove when they are recent. Mix equal parts vinegar and hot water. Create a cleaning and polishing agent using white vinegar and hot water. Your water should be hot, but not boiling.

Wet a cloth. Dip your cloth in your vinegar-water mixture. Be careful not to burn yourself with the hot water. Wipe your faucet to remove spots. Work the cloth in circular movements as you polish away hard water spots and other splash marks on your faucet. Use a clean cloth to dry the faucet so that you don’t leave streaks.

How Cleaning Your Shower Walls and Tub?

Empty your shower. Remove bottles, loofahs, razors, soap, and other items. Wipe down plastic items to remove mildew and excess water. Throw out empty bottles and items you aren’t currently using. Having too many items in your shower makes it harder to keep your shower clean.

Rinse your shower walls and tub. Using a bucket or cup, splash the shower walls and tub with hot water. If you have a handheld shower head, they work very well. You don’t need to be perfect with this step; you just want to get all the hair, dirt, and other particles down the drain and out of your way. Rinse your walls and tub once a week between deep cleanings to maintain cleanliness. For best results, use a cleaner that helps prevent mildew and soap scum. Deep clean your shower and tub once a month.

Open the bathroom door. If you have a window, open it as well for extra ventilation. Cleaning products can be dangerous if you inhale them, so leave the room if you start to feel lightheaded or nauseous. If your bathroom has a fan, turn it on to help with ventilation.

Divide your shower wall into three to four sections. Mentally divide your shower so that you can make your cleaning task more manageable. Cleaning in sections will prevent the product from drying before you have a chance to work it into the surface. If you have a bathtub, include it in your sections.

Spray the first section with a cleaning agent. Let it soak for 5-10 minutes, unless the package recommends a different amount of soak time. Make sure that your cleaning agent is appropriate for the type of material that your shower is made from. Never use acids like vinegar, ammonia, and normal bathroom cleaners on marble. Only use products that are labeled for use on marble. Make your own cleaning agent by mixing 1 cup (237 milliliters) of vinegar, 1/2 cup (118 milliliters) baking soda, 1 cup (237 milliliters) ammonia, and 1-1/2 gallons (5.5 liters) of hot water.

How Changing the Patterns and Colors to Decorate a Bathroom?

Choose a theme and color scheme for your bathroom. Most people prefer refreshing themes and colors, such as cool blues, Zen, pale green, or nautical. You can choose something more unique, however, such as vintage, romantic, or ornate.

Pastel colors are great for a vintage look, while deep reds and golds are perfect for an ornate look. You can also use neutral colors, such as white and black, or white and silver. Your theme can be specific, such as rustic farmhouse, or general, such as traditional or classic.

Repaint your bathroom or bathroom furniture. You can repaint the entire bathroom, or you can paint just 1 wall an accent color. For example, if your bathroom’s walls are all white, consider painting 1 wall a different color, like light blue or pale gray. Make sure that you use a paint suitable for humid, bathroom environments. The best paint finish for a bathroom will be satin or semi-gloss.

Add some wallpaper as an alternative. You can apply the wallpaper over all of the bathroom’s walls, or you can choose just 1 accent wall. You can also use a narrow strip of wallpaper trim along the top or middle of the wall instead. Make sure that the wallpaper matches the color and theme of your bathroom.

Apply a wall treatment for an upscale design. Great options for your bathroom include tile, faux shiplap, stone, or glass. Although they’re a more expensive decorative option, wall treatments last a long time and elevate your design. Make sure the wall treatment you pick is appropriate for a bathroom, since it will get humid. When in doubt, talk to a product representative.

Use wall decals or framed artwork as a temporary option. If you live in a rental unit, you may not be able to repaint the walls or use wall paper. You can still use removable wall decals. You can also hang some framed artwork above the toilet or towel rack instead.

How to Remove Bathroom Mold?

Mold commonly thrives in bathrooms because of the humidity and excess water. Luckily, it’s easy to get rid of the mold with a few basic cleaning supplies! Use either a vinegar, Borax, or bleach solution in a spray bottle to tackle the mold. Simply spray the solution on showers, shower, basins, tiles, grout, or caulking. Then use either a cleaning cloth or a toothbrush to remove the mold. You can also remove mold from bathroom ceilings or walls using similar methods. Always wear protective gloves when cleaning mold and keep the area well-ventilated.

Replace the grout or caulking if you can’t remove the mold stains. If the mold builds up too much, you won’t be able to scrub it away. In this case, use a flathead screwdriver to dig into the grout or caulking, and then lift it up to remove it. Apply the new grout or caulking and clean it regularly to prevent the mold forming more stains. You can apply a sealer over the new grout or caulking to prevent it from being stained.

Wear old clothes and wash them in hot water after cleaning mold. It’s best to wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting stained or damaged by the cleaning solutions and hot water wash cycle. Always use hot water to wash your clothes with immediately after you have finished cleaning so that the spores trapped in the fabric are killed and don’t spread. It’s especially important that you wear old clothes if you are using bleach. This is because bleach can remove the color from fabrics.

Keep the bathroom ventilated while you are cleaning. Open as many windows are possible and turn on the bathroom fan if there is one. This helps to prevent you inhaling the mold spores and any toxic fumes that may be released by the cleaning solutions. You can also bring a portable fan into the bathroom if you have one.

How Preventing Bathroom Mold?

Turn the bathroom fan on when the bath or shower is in use. A bathroom fan is very effective at reducing the humidity in the room. Turn the fan on when you start running the bath or the shower and keep it on for at least 5 minutes afterward to help clear the steam. If possible, try to keep the fan on until all of the steam is gone. Open the window and turn the fan on to reduce the humidity the most effectively.

Open the window after you have a bath or a shower. Mold grows faster when there are high humidity and water levels, such as when the bath or shower are used. Open the window straight after using the bath or shower to let the excess water evaporate and the steam escape. Keep the window open until the bathroom is dry. Try to remember to open the window every time to limit mold growth.

Dry all of the surfaces if you are worried about the moisture levels. Although regular cleaning and keeping the bathroom well-ventilated should be effective at keeping mold at bay, sometimes these precautions aren’t enough. If you find a spot in your bathroom where mold keeps returning, use a cleaning cloth to dry it whenever there is excess water. Some common mold areas may include the basin or the shower tiles. You can use a squeegee instead of a cloth on tiles and glass doors.

Use rubber gloves whenever you are working with mold. Keep yourself safe by not touching mold with your bare hands. If you are using vinegar or Borax to clean the mold, regular household rubber gloves are fine. However, if you are working with bleach, choose natural rubber or PVC gloves instead. Take the gloves off as soon as you are finished cleaning so that the spores don’t spread throughout your home.

How Using the Cleaning Solution to Remove Bathroom Mold?

Spray the mold cleaning solution over the area you wish to clean. Get the spray bottle with your chosen cleaning solution inside. Generously spray the entire area with the solution so that there is a visible, even coating. Try not to completely saturate the area, as otherwise, there will be excessive liquid to clean up later. Aim to apply enough of the cleaning solution so that the area is visibly wet, but not so much that puddles form. Be very careful not to slip if you are working on floor tiles or grouting.

Wipe smooth surfaces with a cleaning cloth to remove the mold. Fold a cleaning cloth into quarters and wipe the entire area where you sprayed the cleaning solution. The mold should wipe away easily onto the cloth. Use a new side of the cloth whenever the first side gets saturated or too dirty. You may need to swap cleaning cloths throughout the process, especially if you are cleaning a large area. Alternatively, you can use a sponge instead of a cloth if you prefer. Smooth surfaces include showers, baths, basins, and tiles.

Use a scrubbing brush to remove stubborn mold from smooth surfaces. If the mold remains, it’s time to take more serious measures! Scrub the affected area vigorously until the mold comes away. Try to clean any mold away as soon as it grows so that you don’t need to resort to scrubbing. Have a dedicated scrubbing brush strictly for bathroom mold to prevent spreading the spores throughout your home.

Scrub grout or caulking with a toothbrush. Use a back and forward motion to remove mold from grout or caulking with an old toothbrush. Rinse the toothbrush under running water to remove any mold while you clean, as this prevents the mold spores from spreading throughout the bathroom. Use a dedicated toothbrush for cleaning mold in the bathroom so that the spores don’t spread throughout your home. You can use a larger scrubbing brush if you prefer, but a toothbrush is the easiest to use in tight spaces. You can purchase specialty grout scrubbers from home improvement stores.

Dry the cleaned area with a cleaning cloth. Remove the excess liquid from the area that you cleaned to keep the bathroom dry and to prevent slips. Run the cloth over all of the smooth surfaces and the grout or caulking to remove the excess moisture. This also removes any mold that has been scrubbed loose. You may need to swap cleaning cloths if the first one gets too saturated. Pay attention to any small crevices or corners to prevent the liquid from pooling up and more mold from forming.

How Making a Mold Removal Solution to Remove Bathroom Mold?

Create a vinegar solution for a safe, non-toxic mold killer. White vinegar is a great way to remove mold from a variety of different surfaces. Pour the vinegar directly into a spray bottle to use it. It doesn’t need to be diluted at all, as it is the most effective when it isn’t watered down. You don’t need to rinse away the vinegar after you have used it.

Although the smell can be unpleasant, it usually clears within 1-2 hours. You can open a window or turn on a fan to help the smell disappear faster.

Use a Borax solution for a natural mold remover. Borax is a natural insecticide and fungicide. Mix together 1 cup (204 g) of Borax with 1 US gal (3.8 L)of water and then pour the solution into a spray bottle. Simply spray the solution directly on the surface you want to clean. Borax doesn’t need to be rinsed off, as it can prevent more mold from growing in the future.

You can find Borax in the laundry section of grocery stores. It is a white mineral powder. Borax is dangerous to consume, but unlike bleach, it doesn’t release toxic fumes.

Choose a bleach solution as a last resort. Although bleach is effective at killing mold on non-porous surfaces such as showers, basins, and tiles, it is a toxic substance and needs to be used carefully. Create a bleach solution with 1 part bleach to 10 parts water and place this into a spray bottle. You don’t need to rinse the bleach solution away afterward unless pets or small children might touch the surface. Always wear gloves when working with bleach and keep the area well-ventilated to avoid inhaling the fumes.

How Keeping Your Drain in Good Condition?

Keep trash out of the sink drain. Perhaps the most important part of keeping your drain clean is being mindful of what you put in it. This is especially true for bathroom sink drains, which will inevitably accumulate natural detritus, such as hair. As a rule of thumb, if you’re unsure whether it’s okay to go down the drain, throw it away instead.

Avoid washing dishes or disposing of any food products in the bathroom sink. Don’t dispose of personal care products, such as cotton balls, dental floss, or bits of toilet paper in the sink drain. Take care not to let the small round liner underneath the lid of personal care products go down the drain.

Use less soap and other products. Even soap and other things that you regularly dispose of in your bathroom sink, such as toothpaste and shaving cream, can contribute to build up in your drain. As such, get in the habit of using smaller amounts of these products.

A small dollop of toothpaste is plenty, and a single pump of hand soap is sufficient to wash your hands. Let the water run down the drain for a few seconds after using soap or toothpaste so it gets flushed away.

Avoid commercial drain cleaners. There are a lot of reasons not to use commercial drain cleaners that rely on chemicals. They can corrode your pipes and damage other components of your fixtures and plumbing system. They are also toxic, and can work their way into the ground water in your area.