It is obvious that in our bathrooms we use water and soap together, and as a fact, there are some fatty ingredients in the bar soap that react with water’s minerals and give rise to soap scum. Soap scum is an unwanted sheet of soap that clings to the surfaces and is very difficult to remove. The more water we use the more difficult it gets to remove them. Today we will be sharing with you some tips on how to remove soap scum from the most common surfaces in a house, so let’s get started.
How to Clean Soap Scum from Doors of Glass Showers?
It is very common to have a lot of soap scum on Glass Shower doors and there are also many commercial cleaners available in the market that will help to easily remove soap scum. For these enclosures, most of them do a really good job and provide an outcome that they promised, but today we will be providing you some homemade tricks to do the same. You can use distilled white vinegar along with baking soda to create a paste that will help you to remove soap scum from the surfaces.
You need to pour one-fourth cup of the vinegar into the baking soda of one cup to come up with a paste that should be very thick. After the paste settles let it remain there on the glass for at least 15 minutes then you can use any type of cloth and also plain water to get soap scum out of your Glass Shower doors.
How to Clean Soap Scum from enclosures of Fiberglass Shower?
These are part of a very luxurious bathroom setup and also, they are very cost-effective but the fiberglass used in these tubs and showers can easily catch soap scum on a regular basis. Just like the Glassdoor showers, there are some commercial cleaners available in the market but you can also use thick paste that is made up of 1 cup baking soda added with one-fourth cup of white distilled vinegar before letting it stay there for 15 minutes and then apply them on the area before drying it out using a wet cloth.
Another homemade trick that you can use for these and closures is that you can use borax from the laundry and add a small amount of lemon juice to make a paste which will be used in the same way the earlier paste supposed to be used and it will do the trick as well.
How to Clean Soap Scum from sink fixtures and Metal shower?
Soap scum can be very visible on metal showers and other faucet handles so you need to make sure that use only those items that are suggested by the manufacturers.
Fixtures with Stainless-Steel and Chrome
For them, you can use a paste that is made up of undiluted white vinegar. To use this, you need to use a plastic bag and fill it with the standard vinegar then you will need to attach the bag over the fixture and allow the vinegar to stay there for at least an hour and a half and then rinse the surface.
Fixtures with Brass and Rubber Oil
In case of fixtures that have oil rubbed bronze or brass finish we recommend you to use water only for cleaning but if you still want to remove the stains quickly you can use dilute distilled water or add in baking soda and lemon juice to make a paste and then use a dry cloth to clean the surface.
How to Clean Ceramic Tiles?
If there are ceramic tiles in your place then you must be happy to know it is very easy to remove soap scum from this type of surfaces as they are very hard finishes. You can use normal water for the task or you can use a homemade version of distilled white vinegar and baking soda as mentioned earlier to do the same. In case of areas that are very hard to clean you can also use a power washer but keep in mind that using power washer can be a troublesome task and a lengthy one.
How to clean tiles of Natural stone?
Natural stone tiles give a very luxurious look and a spa feeling in your bathroom but you should not use regular stain remover for removing soap scum because the natural stone can be damaged easily. So you must use only natural stone cleaners in order to clean soap scum from natural stone tiles. We recommend you that in case of natural stone tiles you must clean them to protect them from the soap scum on a weekly basis so that excessive soap scum does not get accumulated on the surfaces because they are very expensive and you would not want them ruined.
How to remove soap scum from plastic and fabric shower curtains?
In the case of plastic shower curtains, normal water will not be enough because there are stubborn so we recommend you use equal amounts of plain water along with distilled white vinegar to remove soap scum from fabric and plastic shower curtains. Making the said paste is a really lengthy task, to do it you will have to make the solution completely using a washing machine or large plastic container to let it soak up for at least one night and then you can use it on the surfaces and let them try out for some time before cleaning them off using the clean water.
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