How can one be clean washing in a dirty shower? Does the water from your showerhead shoot out in all directions? Or are your showers not as comfortable as they used to be, due to an almost non-existent flow of water? You may smell and feel clean, but are you really?
Here’s our guide:
Let’s hope you’re one to clean your shower! That innocent looking showerhead sitting in your bathroom is probably one of the dirtiest things in your home. Showers are designed to remove chemicals, not harmful microbes. An average showerhead is likely to be contaminated with more pathogenic bacteria than a toilet!
How to clean: Starting off with the obvious, wipe off the dirt from the holes with a scrubber sponge. If your showerhead has seen better days, pour a solution of water and white vinegar (1 cup) and pour into a plastic bag. Put the plastic bag around the showerhead and secure the
bag to the shaft with a twist tie, making sure the showerhead holes are immersed in the liquid.
How Often: Experts recommend you to clean your showerhead once every month A regular weekly clean is a key to prevent a serious build up.
How to Maintain Your Shower:
Clean shower, clean you! All you have to do now is maintain it, and not just your showerhead. Here are some tips and tricks on how to tackle other areas in your bathroom.
Dirty surfaces, meaning mildew surfaces. Furthermore, a bathroom isn’t a bathroom unless it’s clean! If you have fungi or mould lying around in your bathroom, it’s time to get out your spring cleaning gloves and feel fresh again!
How to clean: Before you begin to remove the horrible mildew surfaces, it’s recommended to open a window or door. Using one of your favourite bathroom cleaners, spray your tiles and bath, leaving the anti-bacterial spray to settle for a few minutes.
Now it’s time to get your hands dirty! First of all, wipe the affected areas with a wet sponge and rinse your sponge till there are no or little fungi or mould. For any remaining stains, mix up a solution of bleach and water (using much water than bleach) and spray the stubborn stains away! Leaving the solution to soak for a few minutes, fill up a cup of water ready to rinse the area after the time is up!
How Often: Every day, don’t worry, you don’t have to do the whole routine every day, just a gentle wipe will do. Remember, clean shower, clean you!
The worst part of cleaning a shower, the grimy drain, do you agree? Have you noticed standing water in your bath or shower? The answer to that, a clogged drain.
How to clean: Wearing a pair of gloves, start off by removing the hair; you could even use the cardboard from an empty roll of tissue. Mix a solution of white vinegar and baking soda and pour the mixture into the drain. Place your plug in the drain and leave the solution
to settle. Plunge the drain and use a metal hanger to pull out the clog.
How often: It’s recommended to buy a bath and shower hair sieve to prevent a clogged drain. Even so, hair may still find its way into the drain. Keep an eye on your drain and clear your drain when you feel it’s necessary.
If you require further cleaning help or enquires regarding our services, don’t hesitate to contact St.Annes HouseKeeping on:
Telephone- 020 3397 7495 | 0800 999 3397
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have!