Scrubbing shower tiles can be tiresome. Nobody wants to spend several hours on their hands and knees trying to get all the soap scum, mildew, and mold from the tiles.
Luckily, you can have a clean shower without working yourself too much! Here are six methods to clean your shower tiles without scrubbing.
Method #1. Steam cleaning
Steam cleaning is the most straightforward method for washing shower tiles if they’re not too dirty. All you have to do is run hot water from the shower until the steam builds up. Finally, wipe the grime with a clean microfiber cloth.
Method #2. Chlorine bleach
Chlorine bleach can be harmful if not handled with care, but it’s one of the best household cleaners.If you use this method, wear gloves and maintain good airflow in the room.
To clean your shower tiles, mix ¾ cup of bleach in one gallon of water. You can use a damp sponge or a spray bottle to spread the solution—let it sit on the tiles and grout for 15 minutes. Finally, rinse with clean water and wipe any residue with a clean cloth.
Method #3. Oxygen bleach
While chlorine bleach comes in liquid form, oxygen bleach is a powder. But the differences between these products don’t stop there; oxygen bleach is a lot safer to use than regular household bleach.
To use oxygen bleach on your tiles, dilute three tablespoons of the powder to two gallons of water and mix for 30 seconds. Spread the mix over the stained surfaces with a sponge, leave it for 15 minutes, and rinse with clean water.
Method #4. Vinegar and dishwasher detergent
If you want to avoid harsh chemicals, white vinegar is another safe alternative. This agent’s acidity is highly effective in loosening mineral buildup, so this method will still get the job done.
Just fill a spray bottle with one cup of warm water, two cups of white vinegar, and one teaspoon of dishwasher detergent. Spray the tiles and let the mixture work for fifteen minutes, then wipe it off with a damp sponge.
Method #5. Alkaline cleaners
Alkaline cleaners are known for removing grease, grime, and oils from various surfaces, including shower tiles. All you need to do is follow the instructions on the labels!
These milder cleaning agents won’t damage your tiles, so you can use them if the grime is mainly on the grout lines.
Method #6. Baking soda and bleach
Baking soda and bleach are a potent mix that will eliminate all the dirt and grime accumulating on your tiles! To use this solution, make a paste by mixing the bleach and enough baking soda to get the consistency needed.
Apply the paste to your tiles and grout and let it work for ten minutes. Then, remove it by wiping it with a damp sponge.
Warning: Keep in mind that since this is a strong cleaner, using it too often could damage the finish on the shower tiles. Use it as a last resort!
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