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How to Properly Clean & Sanitize Your Bath & Shower

How to Clean and Sanitize Your Bathtub and Shower

With a current highlight on health and cleanliness and an added emphasis on staying home, many people are turning to deep-cleaning practices. One room that should be high on your priority list is the bathroom—specifically your bathtub or shower. As one of the most-used areas of your home, it’s easy for your tub or shower to quickly get grimy. And now is as good a time as any to really buckle down and give it the proper and thorough cleaning it deserves.

Start With the Showerhead

Like most people, you probably have a shower in your home—whether it’s a tub/shower combo or walk-in fixture. Because water comes out of it, cleaning the showerhead is a task that many people don’t think of as necessary. On the contrary, this fixture can produce a  build-up of soap scum and bacteria, so this is where you should begin your cleaning efforts.  This chore won’t require too much elbow-grease, however; just some vinegar! Pour some white vinegar into a plastic bag—like one from the grocery store. Make sure there is enough vinegar to fully submerge the showerhead nozzle, tie it in place, and let sit overnight (or for several hours if you’re tackling this first-thing in the morning). Then, simply remove the bag and turn on the shower to rinse.

Shift to the Shower Curtains or Doors

Next, you should clean the curtains or doors of your shower. For plastic curtains and liners, you can toss them in the washing machine with regular detergent and a few old towels, which act as scrubbers to help get rid of soap scum and mildew. We recommend picking the delicate cycle, just in case! Avoid the dryer and simply hang them back up to dry. For shower doors, you can use a cleaner that you already have in your house or create a paste by combining vinegar and baking soda.

Tackle the Tub

Finally, it’s time for the tub! If your current method is to give it a weekly scrub, then it’s probably already in pretty good shape. However, you can kick things up a notch by spraying either a store-bought solution or a homemade cleanser (never mix different cleaners) and letting it soak for 15-20 minutes. You can then wipe the walls and basin down, leaving it sparkling and squeaky clean.

And that’s it! You don’t need any super harsh chemicals or hours of scrubbing to clean and sanitize your bath and shower. A standard cleaning product found on the shelves of a grocery store or the common household items—like vinegar and baking soda—are enough to do the job. If you do opt to go for a stronger cleaning agent like bleach, be sure you don’t mix it with any other chemicals or cleaners.

Make an Upgrade With Tundraland

If you are consistently experiencing mold or mildew growth in a bathing area that is a decade or two old, you may consider renovating your bath and shower system. Many modern bathtubs and showers, like the ones offered at Tundraland, are designed using nonporous materials to stop any stains from forming and make cleaning a breeze. Additionally, our bathing products feature an antimicrobial technology embedded into the material to prevent the growth of any mold or mildew. With a Tundraland bathtub or shower, your weekends will be spent relaxing instead of scrubbing away in your bathroom.

Contact Tundraland today for more information about our selection of easy-to-clean bathroom products. Or, feel free to explore other blogs we’ve written about proper home maintenance and care.

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