There are a range of chemical cleaners available on the market. However there are concerns about their negative impact on the quality of indoor air. The use of these cleaners can cause skin irritation and consist of carcinogens.
In addition to this, with some types of shower enclosure (such as the EasyClean cubicles) it is not advisable to use chemical cleaners. This is because they damage the special cleaning coating and the extended use of such cleaners means that you will not see the benefit of the ingenious technology.
The cleanliness of the shower enclosure can also be dependent on what type of water you have in your area. For instance, soap does not lather as well in hard water and can leave behind a light scum on the shower surfaces.
Not only will the shower enclosure glass need cleaning, the tiles, grout and drains may also need some attention.
If you follow the steps below, you can make a multi-purpose cleaner in a matter of minutes.
The Simplest Cleaning Solution
Vinegar (or Lemon Juice)
- Mix the above ingredients, with two parts of baking soda and one part vinegar. You can use lemon juice as an alternative to vinegar.
- Mix it into a thick paste and apply with a damp, warm cloth. This mixture can be used on shower doors, sinks, as well as tiles and grout; to apply to grout, rub it in with a toothbrush
- Leave the solution on all the affected surfaces for at least 10 minutes then rub it off with a sponge. As you rinse it off, its benefit will be passed onto the drains.
This is a quick, simple solution that will allow you to cross commercial cleaners off your shopping list permanently.