Cleaning a tiled shower with a cement based grout can be a nuisance. If only your tile layer/building company introduced you to the product “epoxy grout”.
At Regal Tiling we have one of the most affordable rates for epoxy in Christchurch. This is because of our experience and expertise with the product, it can be almost as simple as regular grout when you know how.
You can read about the difference between epoxy and cement grout in our blog post and don’t worry, if you have cement based grout in your shower, it’s not too late to have it removed and replaced.
Steps for cleaning your tile shower:
Step 1: Pre-Scrub to Remove Soap Scum from Shower Doors and Tiles
Plastic mesh non-scratch scrubbers are great for removing soap scum from shower doors and tile in the bathroom. Use a dry scrubber to loosen soap scum build-up before you use your cleaning product.
Step 2: Spray & Soak to Clean Mold and Mildew in Tile Grout
Pre-treat the entire shower surface with your favorite tub and tile cleaner, especially on areas of heavy buildup. Let it soak for five minutes to penetrate the soap scum, mold and mildew lurking in the tile grout and on the shower tiles. For more in-depth info about cleaning mold and mildew, check out this infographic from the Center for Disease Control.
Step 3: Scrub, Scrub, Scrub!
Now that gunk on your shower doors, ceramic tile and walls is nice and loose, put those cleaning supplies to good use! Use the plastic all-purpose scouring pad to scrub the shower until the surface is clean. Reapply additional cleaner as needed for areas with stubborn mold and mildew.
Step 4: Rinse Off Excess Soap and Cleaning Products
Use hot, clean water to wash off the excess soap from shower doors and tiles. Letting the water run to a hotter temperature helps loosen leftover buildup.
Step 5: Dry
You just cleaned off the water spots, so why would you allow more water spots to form? Drying off the door and tiles is an essential step in cleaning your shower and should be something you do regularly to slow down the growth of mold, mildew and soap scum.