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How To Clean And Maintain Your Bathroom Shower

It’s easy to forget about the importance of regular cleaning and maintenance for your bathroom shower. Not only does it keep your shower looking great, but it can also help maintain its structural integrity and extend its lifespan. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to properly clean and maintain their bathroom showers.

Assess Your Shower

When it comes to cleaning and maintaining a bathroom shower, the first step is to assess the situation. This means taking stock of what needs to be done and what materials are needed. How much dirt, grime, and mold has built up on the tiles?

Are there any cracks or chips that need to be addressed? Are there any soap scum or mineral deposits that need to be removed? Taking a few minutes to assess your bathroom shower will help you decide what tasks need to be done and how you’ll go about doing them.

Gather The Necessary Cleaning Supplies

Photo of bottles of cleaning products and multi-colored cloths on clean white backgroundDepending on the condition of your bathroom shower, this could include anything from sponges and cloths for light scrubbing, to special cleaning products designed specifically for showers.

If there are any chips or cracks in the tiles, you’ll also need caulk or grout repair material to fill them in. Power washing with a pressure washer may also be required if there are a lot of build-ups that need to be removed. Having all the necessary supplies on hand before starting will save time and effort later on.

Once you’ve gathered all your supplies, the next step is to begin cleaning and maintenance work. This will vary depending on what exactly needs to be done; light scrubbing with a sponge or cloth may suffice if there isn’t too much dirt and grime built up, while more stubborn soap scum or mineral deposits might require special products designed specifically for bathroom showers. 

Remove Soap Scum And Mildew

Use a sponge or cloth to lightly scrub away any surface grime or dirt. This will help remove some of the build-ups, but it won’t be enough if there are tough stains or mineral deposits that need to be dealt with.

In this case, special cleaning products designed specifically for showers may be needed to break down the tougher material. Make sure to follow the instructions on the product carefully and take extra care around any cracks or chips in the tile grout; these can become larger over time if not properly filled in.

Clean Grout And Tiles

Grout and tiles should be thoroughly cleaned regularly to keep them looking their best. Start by using a sponge or cloth to wipe down the surface of the tile and grout, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies. This will help remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated over time.

For tougher stains, it’s best to use a stronger cleaner designed specifically for tile and grout. Follow the instructions on the product carefully, and be sure to wear gloves when applying them to protect your skin from any harsh chemicals that may be present in the solution. 

For extra tough stains, you can also use an old toothbrush or scrub brush to work the cleaner into the grout lines. Once finished, rinse off any remaining residue with warm water to ensure all of the cleaning product is removed.

Be sure to take extra care when working around cracks or chips in tile grout, as these can become larger over time if not properly filled in. Pressure washing may also be needed if there are a lot of build-ups that need to be removed.

Refresh The Glass Surfaces

Cleaning bathroom, woman washing and polishing shower glass — Stock Photo, ImageGlass surfaces, such as shower doors and walls, should also be included when cleaning and maintaining your bathroom shower. Start by wiping down the glass with a soft cloth or newspaper to remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated over time. It’s important to use a separate cloth for each glass surface to avoid spreading any dirt or bacteria from one to the other.

For tougher stains and buildup on the glass, it’s best to use a vinegar-based cleaner. Simply mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle, then spray onto the glass surface and let sit for several minutes before wiping off with a clean cloth. This will help break down tough grime without having to resort to harsh chemicals that may damage the glass over time.


It is that easy to maintain a healthy and clean bathroom shower simply through weekly cleaning and applying a sealer every few months or so. Keeping a clean bathroom shower helps foster an overall happier space in your house, which it deserves!  

Last but not least, don’t forget to check out Big Easy Bathroom’s recently published blogs for more home improvement tips on how to maintain your bathroom showers and other helpful resources for all things home cleaning! 

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