As always, The Maids loves getting feedback from our fans and followers. Recently we got the question, “What’s the best way to scrub a tile shower?” What an excellent question! There are all sorts of different cleaning products out there, but they don’t always get the job done how we would like. Here is an inside look at how The Maids gets the job done. Here’s how to clean your tile shower.
Step 1: Pre-Scrub
Dobies are great for removing soap scum from shower doors and tile in the bathroom. Use a dry dobie to loosen soap scum build-up before you use your cleaning product.
Step 2: Spray & Soak
Pre-treat the entire shower surface with your favorite tub and tile cleaner, especially on areas of heavy buildup. Let it soak for five minutes to penetrate the soap scum, mold and mildew lurking in the grout and on the shower tiles.
Step 3: Scrub
Now that gunk on your shower walls is nice and loose, use the dobie to scrub the shower until the surface is clean. Reapply more tile cleaner as needed for areas with stubborn mold and mildew.
Step 4: Rinse
Use hot, clean water to wash off the excess soap from your shower doors and tiles. Letting the water run to a hotter temperature helps loosen leftover buildup.
Step 5: Dry
You just cleaned off the water spots, so why would you allow more water spots to form? Drying off the door and tiles is an essential step in cleaning your shower and should be something you do regularly to slow down the growth of mold, mildew and soap scum.
BONUS: Step 6: Prevent Build-Up
As with most cleaning, the best way to save you time for the big clean is to cut down on grime before it even starts. Invest in a good squeegee, then wipe down your tile after every shower. You don’t want there to be water buildup on the bottom either, so after you squeegee the wall, sop up excess water with a sponge. You can also try the towel method. Keep a soft towel near your shower used purely for drying the tiles after your soak. Yes, this may take a little time in the morning before you head out to work, but having clean shower tiles that look like new after so many years feel great and can add value to your home as well.
A clean shower is a beautiful thing. But if you’d rather be outside enjoying the day instead of home scrubbing the bathroom, give yourself a break! Give The Maids a call at 1-800-THE-MAIDS. We’ll have your home shiny and bright once you’re ready to walk through the door.