Home Cleaning Series-Bathroom!

No one likes to bathe in a tub that hasn’t been cleaned, yet how many of us hop in the same shower day after day without cleaning it at all? It’s time to tackle this chore like a pro. Since a dark, damp environment is perfect for growing mold, mildew and germs, you can minimize funk by leaving the shower as dry as possible when you’re finished. After every use, we suggests taking the following steps:
1. Scrape and squeegee the water off of walls, floor and door.
2. Wipe these areas again with a towel to remove any leftover condensation.
3. Leave a bathroom window open for an hour or run the vent fan for 20-30 minutes to reduce humidity.
4. Leave the shower curtain or door ajar to allow humidity to disperse.
Even though you do your best to keep the shower dry, it’s inevitable that some moisture will remain. Left untouched, this moisture can form slime, mold and mildew that’s not only unsightly and stinky, it’s downright unhealthy. You may be adding to your shower’s problems without realizing it. Did you know opaque bar soap leaves behind soap scum? It sure does. Make the switch to liquid body wash or shower gel and soap scum will be a thing of the past. Where you keep bath products in the shower is also a factor in the growth of slime and mildew. Is your shampoo, conditioner and body scrub stored on the floor of the shower? Bad idea. This allows water to collect under them and become a breeding ground. It’s better to keep them on a shelf or a shower caddy that does not have a solid bottom. Also, check your cleaning products, if possible used biodegradable and natural cleaning products, if it harms the microorganisms-it is also does to humans. Bottom line , just ensure regular cleaning and drying every after use to avoid accumulation. Happy cleaning!