Tiles are one of the top picks to decorate bathrooms. Their glossy surface makes any room look like it belongs in a magazine. Sadly, tiles in showers are particularly prone to get dirty or stained.
Now, you may want to recover the shine in your shower tiles, but scrubbing and ending up with sore arms is not appealing to anybody. Fortunately, in this blog post, you'll find an easy way to clean your shower tiles without scrubbing once. Check it out!
Why do your shower tiles get dirty?
Yes, it could seem a little weird that the place where you clean yourself daily ends up dirty. However, once you know why, it all makes sense. Here are the culprits that get your shower tiles dirty—it might help you to prevent more grime:
- Dirt. The grime that falls off when you take a bath doesn't magically disappear. It sticks to the walls and floor, making your tiles dirty.
- Hard water. Water carries minerals that harden and form a white layer or buildup once dry.
- Soap scum. Soap scum is a white, mushy layer that forms when soap residue mixes with the minerals in the water.
How to clean your shower tiles without scrubbing
Besides being hassle-free, this method is also money-saving as you won't need anything that you don't already have at home. Let's dive right into it!
Step #1. Let the steam rise
To prepare your bathroom for this easy process, open your shower and let the hot water run. After five to ten minutes (depending on your bathroom size), you'll notice how the steam has covered your shower walls. The steam will weaken dirt and grime for you to remove it.
Turn off the water and continue.
Step #2. Prepare a cleaning solution
A DIY cleaning solution will be your best ally in removing the grime from your tiles. To prepare it, mix equal parts of white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle, and shake it until fully combined.
If you think you're going to need an even stronger solution, mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a 1:1 ratio—this is as easy as it gets!
Pro tip: The baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mix works wonders for mold.
Step #3. Make your tiles shine again
When everything is ready, apply a generous amount of your homemade mix to your tiles, focusing on the grout and dirtier areas. Then, let the solution sit for about 20 to 30 minutes (just check that it doesn't dry completely!).
Once time's up, use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe off the grime. If you have a detachable shower head, you can turn on the hot water and direct the stream to the stained areas. After finishing, rinse the shower tiles and use another clean cloth to dry them and prevent mildew.
The rest of your house deserves cleaning too. Let us help you!
Although clean tiles look wonderful, there are still many household chores left. Just relax and let eMaids of Volusia County take care of your cleaning! Thanks to our team of fully-trained experts, you can expect premium services at affordable prices.
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