Build up in the bathroom can get out of hand rather quickly, Limescale build up and soap scum if left uncleaned for a long period of time can become very hard to remove. Now everyone would usually reach for those cleaning products that all promise to remove hard limescale and so on brought from most large superstores. Before you grab them just take a moment to read the labels on the back. You will discover that these shop bought cleaning products contain some pretty harmful chemicals, it’s these chemicals that promise to remove those stubborn stains and dirt from your homes. However what they don’t warn you off is just how harmful they can be to you and the people that live with you in your home. Children, pets and especially the one completing the cleaning process are at risk of later developing respiratory issues later on in life. These harmful chemicals can cause irritation of your eyes just from simply being opened. The fumes front the product although you cannot see them they are three and start causing damage as soon as you open the product up. They can also cause chemical burns if spilt on the skin and could cause damage or discolouration if spilt onto clothing or fabrics.
This is exactly why we “Premium Clean” want to offer you advice on how to clean your bathroom shower screen using natural cleaning products. Let’s get started, we can help you remove watermarks, limescale, soap scum and smearing. Some of the items you will need are as follows:
A sponge with a scrubber side
Clean cloth (microfibre preferably)
So firstly some advice on how to keep it cleaner for longer in between cleaning, water marks only form if the water is left and aloud to dry on the glass surface, the best way to stop this from building up is to wipe the screen dry after the shower is used each time. Using a window squeegee to remove water is the best way. So as for cleaning if build up here are the steps to take:
- Start by rinsing the shower screen down with water.
- Fill your spray bottle with white vinegar and saturate the glass with it.
- Leave the vinegar to soak for approximately 10 mins, if there is a large amount of build up you may need to leave for longer.
- Now using your sponge, dip the scrubby side into some baking soda and begin to scrub the shower screen, the baking soda will act as an abrasive, whilst the vinegar will dissolve the hard water marks and soap scum.
- Once you feel that all the soap scum and water marks have been removed (you should be able to feel that the screen is now smooth) simply rinse the screen off using fresh clean water.
- Using your microfibre cloth completely dry the shower screen. You should be left with a sparkling shower screen.
This is the most natural way to clean your glass shower screen, there are other ingredients that you can add for personal preference. You can add some lemon juice to add a zingy fresh scent giving you that fresh clean aroma. This method can also be used on your bathroom taps, the added lemon will help to give you taps an amazing shine. Once you have completed the cleaning of the shower screen you could use a product called Rain X, Rain X is a synthetic hydrophobic product that is applied to surfaces causing water to bead up and run off the surface instead of sitting on the surface and drying. This will help to keep the glass free from water marks for longer. However as mentioned previously keeping a window squeegee in the bathroom can also help to remove leftover water droplets from the screen after every use.