How to Keep Your Shower Looking Clean

June 20, 2016

When you want to get clean, you head to your bathroom. When you walk out of the tub or the shower, you feel cleaner. This is why it can be a bit unnerving to look around your bathroom and see telltale signs of grit, grime and mold.

Keeping your bathroom clean can take some work, but it's well worth it.

Handling hard water

Your Arvada, Colorado, home might have hard water. If you aren't careful, hard water can have a lasting effect on your bathroom fixtures, particularly the shower and tub. According to QuickAndDirtyTips.com, hard water can leave behind some unattractive residue. With the right tools and some determination, you should be able to clear away those stains. However, if they're left on glass for too long, hard water can damage the material. Etched glass might look pretty in patterns, but when caused by hard water, it's more likely to just look dirty.

The best tool to keep hard water off your glass shower walls is to use a squeegee. Carefully remove all water from your walls and shower door after each use. A microfiber towel can also work, but it could become saturated during the process. If it does, you can wring it out and continue.

Martha Stewart pointed out that shower curtains require special attention when cleaning. Be sure to keep these as spread out as possible, especially when wet. Water kept in warm, damp places like your bathroom is the perfect place for mold to grow. Air out your bathroom whenever possible to prevent this.

Do away with dirt

Arvada, Colorado, has plenty of outdoor activities for people to participate in. Residents and visitors alike appreciate the 125 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in town. However, your shower can suffer because of them.

All of that dirt can stain your shower floor. If you have a habit of taking off your shoes and going barefoot, the floor is even more at risk. QuickAndDirtyTips.com suggested washing your feet with a washcloth before getting into the shower. If you don't want to take the time to do this, put a cloth on your shower floor to stand on while you wash. Most of the dirt will be soaked up by the cloth instead of running all over the tub floor. Be sure to wipe away any excess dirt that might otherwise get forgotten on the tub floor when you are done.


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