The Best Shower Cleaning Products
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CLR Multi-Purpose Restroom Cleaner
CLR Multi-Purpose Restroom Cleaner is one of the best shower cleaning products overall. It’s a nontoxic, multi-purpose cleaner that breaks down calcium, lime and soap scum on glass shower doors for a streak-free shine. “CLR is great at attacking mineral build up,” says Bruce Vance, owner of Town & Country Cleaning Services.
Vances expert tip: “Toweling down or squeegeeing glass doors (after showering) can be very helpful to improve appearance, as well as avoiding build-up.”
Drill Brush Attachments
Take your cleaning to the next level with one of the best shower cleaning products on the market, and make your bathroom shine with a drill brush attachment. Using a cordless drill and drill brush attachment on shower tiles (especially those hard-to-reach corners) cuts down on the amount of time and effort you’ll spend scrubbing.
Plus, with the combination of a drill, brush attachments and common household cleaning products, you can achieve a more thorough cleaning compared to using a towel or a non-electric, hand-held scrubber.
Oxo Good Grips Shower Scrubber
With the unique shape of its brush and an extendable handle, the Oxo Good Grips Shower Scrubber can clean the hardest-to-reach corners of your tub and shower and along grout lines. Its handle easily extends from 26 inches to 42 inches, so you can clean from top to bottom without climbing or kneeling. Its antimicrobial scrubber is abrasive enough to tackle tough stains and is easy to replace.
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Grime Fighter
Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Grime Fighter is a foaming product that cuts through soap scum on tile while it disinfects. It can be used beyond tile on sinks, tubs, floors and toilets and has a pleasant citrus scent.
This product is formulated for use on non-porous surfaces and glazed ceramic tile. Vance cautions against using an acidic cleaner on natural stone, such as marble. “Always test in a small, less visible place before spreading across a large area,” he says.
CLR Brilliant Bath Foaming Action Cleaner
Get industrial-strength cleaning power on the toughest soap scum with CLR Brilliant Bath. It easily cuts through grime and other hard-to-clean build-up. CLR contains no phosphates, ammonia or bleach and is safe for use on tile, glass, sealed granite, fiberglass, ceramic/porcelain sinks, bath tubs, shower doors and toilets. “Be cautious when using strong products, such as CLR, as it is acidic and abrasive,” warns Vance.
All-Purpose Shower Squeegee
As mentioned earlier, adding a basic squeegee, like this Hiware All-Purpose version, to your bathroom cleaning arsenal helps keep your shower spotless if you use it daily. This stainless-steel squeegee’s 14-inch blade helps you finish the job quickly.
It comes with waterproof, adhesive hooks that attach just about anywhere for quick access and easy use. Melissa Homer, a chief cleaning officer at Maid Pro, recommends hanging the squeegee on your shower so it’s easy to dry off the door after every shower and avoid hard-to-remove water spots.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber
Cut through tough soap scum build-up with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber. Simply activate the sponge with water and start scrubbing. “I love Magic Erasers. They do wonders on glass shower doors,” says Vance.
“Using them with an acidic cleaner can make short work of hard water scale. They can also be used on ceramic tiles. They act like a very fine sandpaper, so be careful on other surfaces,” he cautions.
Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser
A jack-of-all-trades cleaner, Bar Keepers Friend will get your tub, tile and glass clean with just a little elbow grease. It’s fantastic at cutting through hard water buildup. “Start by smearing the glass or tile with a paste of warm water and Bar Keepers Friend,” says Homer.
“Let it sit for 10 minutes so the oxalic acid in the powder can dissolve the mineral deposits, and then get scrubbing with the back of a scrubby sponge. The only real limit for Bar Keepers Friend in the shower is polished and acid-sensitive stones like marble, travertine and limestone, which can dissolve and dull when exposed to the oxalic acid in Bar Keeper’s Friend,” explains Homer.
Bio-Clean Hard Water Stain Remover
Remove hard water stains and mineral build-up on shower doors, windows, tubs and shower pans for a streak-free shine with Bio-Clean. According to Vance, this professional-strength product was originally made for the window washing trade.
“Apply the cleaner and let it dwell,” says Vance. “This will soften the build-up. After 10 minutes or so (keep it wet) try scrubbing.” He suggests using a high-quality microfiber cloth for the best results. Just a warning: This product is acidic and should not be used on natural stone.
Clorox Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover
“Bleach the grout white one last time and let it dry,” says Homer. “Then seal it in with the sealant so all the mold growing behind the tiles starve to death. Reseal your grout at least every three years, or whenever you see moldy evidence that the product has worn off.” Homer recommends Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnator Sealer to do the job.
Distilled White Vinegar
Clean your shower door effortlessly and naturally using distilled white vinegar. Vinegar effectively eliminates soap scum and hard water stains from the tricky-to-clean track. Simply apply vinegar to the shower door track using a cotton ball. Allow it to sit for a few minutes and then use a grout brush or an old toothbrush to scrub. Finally, spray with water and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it clean.
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