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How to Keep Your Shower Clean

In addition to performing necessary repairs, cleaning your shower is an important way to ensure that it remains in like-new condition for as long as possible. Learning how to clean your shower like a pro will not only keep your shower clean and functional, as preventing the buildup of mould and other minerals can significantly decrease any shower repair bills you might have.

Your shower cleans you, so you should do the same for it. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks that you can use on cleaning day to clean your shower faster and better. If you follow these, you’ll have a sparkling, squeaky clean shower in no time.

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Keep Your Shower Clean

No brushes or scourers. If you think you’re spending far too much of your time scrubbing the dirt and grime from your shower, then the problem is probably your cleaning tool. Brushes and scourers can damage the the grout. The constant rubbing will slowly erode the grout and form holes and crevices for water deposits… Allowing for mould to set in. We highly recommend after a newly fresh grout has been applied, to only use a micro fibre cloth with a cleaning product.

Try deep cleaning. This is best done right after you’ve had a shower, as the surface of your shower is already wet, and the steam will have loosened any grime or dirt, which makes your job easier! Use your preferred bathroom cleaner to wipe down your walls. You can also mix vinegar and dish soap in equal parts and spray it onto your walls before cleaning. Make sure you get in all of the nooks and crannies of your shower. Soap scum tends to build up on faucets and shower handles, and can easily be forgotten.

Spot clean often. Mix water and a spot-free rinse agent and spray it onto the shower walls, door and curtains. Buy a shower squeegee and use it quickly dry walls to prevent the formation of water spots and the buildup of soap scum. Be mindful that some surfaces require special care. Ensure that all the cleaning products and tools you use won’t damage or degrade the surfaces of your shower.

Keep your shower dry. Dark and damp environments are the perfect environments for mould, mildew and germs to thrive. You can minimize this by keeping your shower as dry as possible when you’re finished using it. You could do this by squeegeeing the water off the walls, floor and door, or wiping these areas with a towel to get rid of leftover condensation. Try to leave your bathroom window open for an hour after having a shower, or turn on your vent fan for 20-30 minutes to reduce the humidity in the room. You can also leave your shower curtain or door open to let the humidity from your hot shower disperse throughout the room.


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Check your shower products. The shower gels, soaps, shampoos and conditioners could be adding to your shower’s problems without you realising it. For example, opaque bar soap leaves behind soap scum, while liquid body washes and shower gels don’t. If the grout in your shower is turning an unusual colour, such as pink or green, then you should check the ingredients of your shampoo. Some shampoos contain dyes which can discolour certain parts of your shower. Consider switching to a shampoo without added colour.

Where you keep your products can also affect the growth of certain minerals. Don’t keep your bottles on the floor of the shower, as this lets water to collect under them to form slime and mildew. Try keeping them on a shelf or a shower caddy with a grated rather than a solid base.

Trust the experts. Always be on the lookout for unusual growths of mould and other substances. Sometimes, even when you clean often, your shower may just be in need of a repair. Leaks are a common cause of mould, mildew, bad smells and damaged tiles, so if your problems still persist even though you spot clean regularly and also do deep cleans, call a professional to come and take a look at your bathroom. The team at Elite Shower Repairs can help you with any problem you can’t fix on your own.

What our happy customers say about us:

  • Simon did a terrific job. He was very professional and didn’t cut corners – e.g. it would have been easy to tile over waterproofing despite pinholes and save himself a Saturday but he did the right thing and reproofed. He turned up when he said he would and if there were unforseen delays,  he let me know in a timely manner.  I have recommended your service to a Real Estate agency, my neighbour and another  friend.  Barry’s advice was spot on – the tiles on the floor are great and the wall tiles almost match the others. Thank-you for a wonderful service and for your reliability

    Regards,
    Pam

    Client Pam Freeland
  • What an Excellent result – I have new looking shower again. Still can’t believe you were able to colour match the existing the grout on the walls. – Looks brand new. Thank you so much

    Client Sarah Stanhope Gardens
  • I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did with my shower today it looks amazing.
    I will be surely telling everyone about your awesome business.
    Kind regards

    Client Narelle O'Kell
  • We are all pretty quick to complain when something goes wrong. When something goes right we want to tell you about Elite Shower repairs who repaired the faulty leaking grout and resealed around the bath and basins today. We are so pleased with Barry’s professionalism and highly recommend him. Thanks again for a great job.

    Client Vicki Crampton Kellyville
  • Both Barry and Simon have done an amazing job – we will not hesitate to spread the word and recommend your company!

    Client Sheree Matthews
  • Elite Shower Repairs provided such a great service that was efficient and done professionally. Barry the Technician was prompt and able to do a same day quote and booked in just a few days later. It made the shower look brand new! Would recommend Elite Shower Repairs to anyone requiring this kind of service. From a happy customer!

    Client Cecilienne-Mae Rooty Hill
  • An absolutely fantastic service. We have used Elite Shower Repairs on many renovations and they have exceeded our expectations every time. Reliable, honest, friendly and always flexible, I would highly recommend this service to everyone.

    Client Kate McDonald-Schembri
  • Hi Barry,

    Thanks for doing such an amazing job on our shower. You can imagine my dismay when I realised my shower was leaking so close to Christmas. Barry and his team were so helpful and were able to accommodate us urgently prior to Christmas. They were completely professional, even removing their shoes when walking through the house. They were quick, efficient and the difference in my showers was immense. We really appreciated the pride that they took in completing the job properly and neatly. We would have no hesitation in recommending them or using them again ourselves. Their customer service was exemplary, their workmanship spectacular and were always prompt and professional.

    Thanks so much to the team at Elite Shower Repairs.

    Client Phil & Belinda The Ponds
  • My shower had been leaking for quite some time – within one week of making initial contact my shower is now fixed. The guy who came and fixed my shower was informative very friendly and arrived on time, highly recommended.

    Client Jennifer Platt
  • The service provided by Elite Shower Repairs was exceptional. From the phone call to the onsite quoting to completing the job, the staff and tech were professional and helpful. Tech thoroughly explained the procedure and repairs needed in our shower. We no longer have any leaks and our shower looks fantastic! I will be highly recommending to family and friends. Thanks again for the fast prompt service.

    Client Eryn Pepyat
  • Excellent service and great results! Thank you so much Elite Shower Repairs, we are so happy with our shower it looks amazing. Would highly recommend to family and friends, keep up the great work.

    Client Sarah Luadaka
  • Great customer service and technicians attention to detail and work ethic was absolutely outstanding

    Client Kellie Weyman
  • It was a pleasure dealing with Simon of Elite Showers. Thoroughly professional from quote to completion and no surprises approach to job. We undertook a full renovation to our bath and couldn’t be happier with the result – from quality of workmanship to time to completion and staying on budget – highly recommend Elite.

    Client Shilpa

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