How To Clean A Shower

Showers receive a lot of traffic with regular, daily use, so therefore will naturally need cleaning regularly in order to avoid soap and scum buildup, as well as mould and mildew that can completely alter the look of your shower.

Equipment Needed:

  • Toothbrush
  • Cloth
  • Karcher
  • Shower Cleaner
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Bleach


Step 1:

Shampoo and soap will collect on the tiles and shower enclosure. At the end of your shower, rinse them down using the shower head and then dry using a clean sponge or cloth, to collect any water.

As an alternative to using a cloth, a handheld Karcher is a small vacuum that collects any excess moisture left on the surface, so it can easily be deposited. Simply turn on the remote device and slowly glide over your tiles and shower enclosure. Once you’ve covered the whole area, pull out the stopper and empty the dirty water down the plughole. See here for more details.

Step 2:

If you see deposits of soap on the glass, spray glass cleaner to the area and leave for a minute or two. Wipe down with a clean cloth using circular motions.

Cleaning the tile grout:

Step 1:

Making sure the room is well ventilated, use a toothbrush and household bleach to scrub the grout between each tile and remove any buildup of mildew.

Step 2:

If your grout is a dark colour, do not use bleach as this will fade the colour. Use a general all-purpose cleaner instead.

Step 3:

Using cold water, rinse the tiles down after you have finished bleaching and dry them using a cloth or a Karcher.

Cleaning a shower curtain:

Step 1:

Plastic shower curtains can be machine-washed on a low temperature. You could try adding a towel in with the wash so it has something slightly abrasive to create friction and help dislodge any trapped dirt.

Step 2:

If stubborn stains persist, add baking soda to the detergent during the wash, followed by a small amount of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

If the stains are bad and your shower curtain is looking worse for wear, it might be easier to simply replace it with a new one altogether.