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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:

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

    Client Kellie Weyman
  • Thanks again Barry. My wife was most impressed with your quality of work. Highly recommended. Cheers John

    Client John Strathfeild
  • We firstly would like to say thank you for the wonderful service your company provided us.
    Your technician, was not only punctual in his arrival, but finishing the work on time, leaving the area neat and tidy. He is a very friendly and polite person, who conducted himself quite professionally. We are very impressed and satisfied with the quality of his work and the finished result. We would definitely like to use him for future projects.

    Client Eddy & Kate
  • From the initial call out and the efficient quoting process, to the high quality work, Barry and Melissa were a pleasure to deal with. We are very happy with the service and highly recommend them.

    Client Robert and Julijana
  • From start to finish this business provides you with professionalism, understanding and great communication. They provide quality workmanship, attention to detail and flexibility. I would not hesitate recommending them to anybody.
    Thank you!

    Client Mathew Kitching
  • I had a look at the finished job today and it looks great. He has really made an effort to blend things in with the rest of the bathroom.
    He was very helpful with his follow up on questions and queries and sending me images of tile etc
    I have to say I have been very impressed with the service you guys provide…your speedy attention to detail, organisation and of course the job itself.
    You are very prompt and efficient in your replies either by email or phone
    I would have no hesitation in choosing / recommending Elite for any future jobs.

    Kind Regards

    Client Patrick
  • 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
  • Definitely recommend Barry Thompson a great worker. After 7 years of my parents verandah leaking they changed the face of their house from blue to white due to the concrete staining. I asked Barry to come around and look at it, it was fixed within a few hours my parents are extremely happy

    Client Sarah Barlow Stanhope Gardens
  • 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
  • My Bathroom and Balcony were just recently sealed. Not only were the jobs done and completed to perfection. Both areas were left clean and tidy. Barry respected my home. (taking shoes off on carpet) Barry also did extra bits like unblocking a pipe that he noticed was blocked to assist with water retention.
    It’s not often you find good trustworthy tradesman – who take pride in their work and go the extra mile. I was also able to leave him in my home while I took my kids to Sport. I would highly recommend Elite Shower Repairs.

    Client Julie Fenton Stanhope Gardens
  • Hi Mel and Barry
    I just wanted to say thank you to you and Barry for the terrific job done on my showers.
    They look great. Very happy.

    Warm regards

    Client Wendy Sullivan
  • Thank you very much for a great job if you ever need a reference please have the customer contact me. Amazing is all I can say

    Client Richard Hoskins Rooty Hill
  • Outstanding Service So pleased with the service provided to our shower. While we had a few other companies inspect, we chose Elite Shower Repairs as from the 1st phone call to the job being quoted, Staff was friendly and unlike others, I was asked many questions to ensure we saved money and didn’t get quoted for things that didn’t need doing. We were over the moon with the prompt efficient service. Once job was completed the bathroom was left spotless and shower looks new again. Thank you Elite.

    Client Icicle YT

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