Your shower may be where you go to get clean, but it can be a thriving haven for mildew and grime. Cleaning your shower can be a big job, but it’s worth it to have a fresh, clean shower. No matter how dirty your shower is, there is a strategy to clean each part.
Remove hair from the drain. Take apart a wire hanger or use a long, thin item such as a knitting hook. Grab a garbage can or a plastic bag to put the hair in. Then unscrew the cap on your drain or just reach in, depending on the style of your drain.
Pull the hair out and throw it away. Keep pulling the hair out until the drain is clear. Hair should be removed from drains on a weekly basis to keep your drains clear.
Apply a drain cleaner. You can opt for a commercial brand, or you can make your own by adding ¼ cup (59 milliliters) of ammonia to a quart (1 liter) of boiling water. Pour in the cleaner to dissolve any remaining clogs. Use a drain cleaner about once a month to prevent major clogs. With proper cleaning, your drains should continue to work well. If a drain becomes too clogged, you may need to call a plumber.
Rinse with hot water. Turn on the faucet and clear the drain with clean water. If the drain backs up again during rinsing, repeat the steps to remove the clog.