- Throw out harsh scouring cleaners, they are just too abrasive to use regularly. Instead after showering, wipe down all surfaces with a soft cloth to help remove soap scum and prevent mineral deposits.
- Use a squeegee on the shower walls to remove as much moisture as possible and to discourage mildew growth.
- If you have a shower curtain keep it closed when not in use, so water can’t sit in the folds.
- Spread towels over two hooks to dry, or hang them outside
- Increase the amount of airflow and natural light to decrease moisture and again discourage mildew growth in the bathroom Use exhaust fans during the shower and for roughly 30 minutes after, or air conditioners, dehumidifiers, or simply open windows.
- Throw out the bleach or harsh chemical cleaners as they wear away at grouts and silicones that not only make your shower look grotty but it make it more susceptible to leaks.
- Banish soap scum by using a natural solution of 1 part white vinegar and 4 parts water and use a soft-bristled brush. Used sparingly, it will cut through stubborn residue without corroding your grout and silicone. We still recommend you wear gloves and rinse completely afterwards.
- Once a month give the pipes a good preventative clean to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, and then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs.
- Wash Shower Curtains. Vinyl, synthetic, cotton, and hemp shower-curtain liners can generally be laundered in a washing machine using hot water and a mild laundry detergent. Air-dry the liners promptly. If you can’t machine-wash, scrub the liner by hand using the water and white vinegar solution.