Having pristine shower tiles is a major component of keeping a bathroom tidy and presentable. However, most store-bought cleaners are expensive and contain harsh chemicals that don’t always give the desired effect. Luckily, mastering the art of shower tile cleaning can be achieved in an economical way with just two common household items – dish soap and vinegar! In this article, we’ll discuss how to use these ordinary ingredients to make your shower tile sparkle like new without breaking the bank.
Shower Tile Cleaning with Soap & Vinegar
Many households have found that shower tile cleaning with dish soap and vinegar is a great way to keep shower tiles clean and sparkling. This method is not only effective but also easy to follow, making it an excellent option for homeowners who want to save time and money. The combination of dish soap and vinegar is powerful enough to scrub away any grime or dirt on your shower tiles without causing any damage.
What you will need:
- dish soap
- white vinegar or cleaning vinegar
- a spray bottle
- a scrub brush or non-scratch scrub pad
- warm water.
Mix in 2 Fast, Easy Steps
Step 1: Mix equal parts of dish soap and vinegar (1/2 cup of each) in the spray bottle before adding some warm water. You can also add about 10 drops of your favorite essential oil just to make it interesting.
Step 2: Shake the mixture thoroughly until everything is evenly combined.
Now It’s Time to Clean Your Shower Tiles
Step 1: Prep
Now that you have your mixture ready, and before you start cleaning your shower tiles with dish soap and vinegar, it’s important to prepare the bathroom properly. Make sure that all toiletries, bath mats, and other items are removed from the area. This will give you plenty of room to work in and ensure that everything stays dry while you’re cleaning.
Next, take a moment to inspect your shower tiles for any areas of mildew or mold growth.
Step 2: Pre-Soaking for Hard Stains and Water Deposits
If you find some serious stains or deposits, you will want to pre treat that area before the main cleaning.
To do so, mix equal parts of white vinegar and dish soap in a spray bottle or bowl. If you’re using a spray bottle, be sure to shake it well to combine the ingredients. Next, spray or pour the solution onto the area you want to clean and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
During this time, the acidic properties of the vinegar will begin breaking down mineral deposits and soap scum while the dish soap helps loosen dirt and grime.
Step 3: Scrubbing with Soap & Vinegar
Let the solution sit for about 5-10 minutes before scrubbing away dirt and grime using a soft-bristled brush or sponge.
The vinegar and dish soap mixture applied in step 1 will penetrate through the grout lines to remove any mold or mildew buildup. Rinse off with warm water, making sure that all the solution is removed.
Step 4: Rinsing & Removing Residue
Next, add a few drops of dish soap to warm water in a bucket. Dip your sponge into the soapy solution and wipe down your shower tiles thoroughly.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
After you’ve rinsed your shower tile, you can follow that up with a wipe-down using a squeegee or micro fiber cloth.
Next, prevent future mold growth by applying a grout sealer to the lines between your tiles. This will create an invisible barrier that repels moisture and prevents bacteria from settling in.
Conclusion: Easy Cleaning Solution
In conclusion, properly cleaning your shower tiles can be a daunting task. However, with the help of this article, you now know that dish soap and vinegar are the key ingredients to make your shower tile sparkle like new. Make sure to use protective gloves when applying the mixture and wear a facemask if necessary during rinsing. Additionally, remember to give extra attention to any mold or mildew spots on your grout lines and leave the mixture on for an extended period of time if needed.
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