4-Step Total Shower Cleanout

4-Step Total Shower Cleanout

Get your shower sparkling with our guide to cleaning it from top to bottom.



From getting started, to cleaning shower fixtures effectively, learn all you need to know to make your shower shine.

Order Your Steps
Speed up the process and avoid extra scrubbing by cleaning your shower in this sequence:

Step 1: Walls, Doors and Ledges: Start at the top of the shower and work your way to the bottom.

Tip: Help prevent the unsightly rust stains caused by shaving cream cans and other metal containers by coating the bottoms with a layer of clear nail polish.

Step 2: Floors: Daily use causes soap scum and grime to collect in the bottom of your shower. Spray with an all purpose bath cleaner, let sit for 5-10 minutes and run the shower to clean.

Step 3: Fixtures: To finish up, clean shower fixtures easily and quickly with sparkling, like-new results. Here are some handy tips on how to clean every part of your shower:

Showerhead: Our simple, 4-step method is easier and more cost effective than removing the showerhead and replacing it:

  1. Fill a plastic baggie with vinegar and tie it around the showerhead
  2. Use a pipe cleaner, twisty tie or rubber band to keep the baggie in place
  3. Leave the bag on the showerhead overnight to soak
  4. Remove in the morning and wipe off remaining vinegar
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Tip: This process works best with metal fixtures, like chrome and stainless steel.

Faucet: Splash a non-abrasive cleaner on a clean cloth and wipe the faucet thoroughly. Use a toothbrush dipped in baking soda to scrub away grime and buildup around the drip openings.

Shower Door: Remove fog from shower doors easily — sprinkle cleaner on a sponge, wipe the doors, then rinse with water. Dry with paper towels to eliminate watermarks.

Tip: For stubborn stains, pour a small amount of baking soda on the sponge before adding cleaner.

Step 4: Freshen Daily: To simplify your weekly cleaning routine, complete a few quick and easy tasks each day:

  • Hang up accessories like washcloths and loofahs after each use. It speeds up their drying process and helps prevent soap scum buildup.
  • Give your shower a quick cleanse at the end of each day.
  • Put a stop to mold and mildew by giving excess moisture somewhere to go. Turn on your bathroom fan before you hop in the shower or crack a window.

Tip: Now that your shower’s clean, tackle the rest of your bathroom in 30 minutes or less!

What are the trouble spots in your shower? Share your solutions in the comments section below!

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Thanks for the tips! I'm going to use the nail polish trick right now! :)

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I just rented an apartment and I have a single shower no bath or door, just a curtain. My shower ceiling, walls and floor is very bad with water mold and mildew and I tried cleaning it will a bleach spray cleaner and not working what can I use and do. Please help

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Maila

Maila

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My showerhead is plastic :( I was hoping I could use the vinegar method but now I'm hindered. I'll try sometime anyway...

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Avamif

Avamif

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wow this is so awesome great tips!

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