Essential Shower Maintenance Tips to Extend Its Lifespan

The shower is a space in your bathroom that deserves to be kept in impeccable condition. The bathroom is where we go each day to prepare for the morning, unwind at night and retreat to during the day with the shower being an important feature of every bathroom. If you’ve invested good time and money into renovating or repairing your shower, you’ll want to do what you can to keep the shower in premium condition. In this blog, we cover tips and tricks to extend the lifespan of your shower. Spoiler: it’s easier than you think. 

1. Quick cleaning

We get it, life gets busy and the time for cleaning is minimal! However, the good thing about showers is that it only takes a few minutes of quick cleaning each day to maintain the condition of the shower. We recommend keeping some cleaning products close by the shower so that each time you shower, you can quickly grab your cleaning products and spray down the doors, tiles and shower head/taps. 

Cleaning products we recommend:

  • Spray bottle of vinegar water solution with a few drops of tea tree oil (all natural and homemade cleaning product). 
  • Spray and wipe. 
  • Microfibre cloth (for wiping doors).
  • Soft scrub brush (for scrubbing tiles).

Wipe down the shower door with the vinegar solution and your microfibre cloth. Give the tiles a quick scrub with the general spray and wipe. Lastly, rinse down everything with the shower head.

2. Turn on the fan

Before you have your shower make sure to turn on the bathroom fan. Turning on the bathroom exhaust fan will rid the bathroom air of excess moisture, humidity, odours and other pollutants. Removing the excess moisture in the air is essential for preventing moisture build up in the bathroom and in turn, mould growth. Mould growth is most common in bathrooms due to the presence of moisture so you want to ensure you turn on the fan whilst you’re having your shower as well as approximately 15 minutes after you’ve had your shower too. This will help to maintain the quality of your shower and overall bathroom.

3. Clean the tiles

Cleaning the shower tiles is the most time consuming task of cleaning the shower. However, it’s also one of the most important. Once you’ve purchased your cleaning products and acquired a good scrub brush, you’ll discover that cleaning the shower’s tiles can be quicker than you first thought.

Over time, soap scum, hard water deposits, and other buildups can accumulate on your shower tiles, causing discoloration, grime, and even mould growth. Not only does this make your shower look dirty and uninviting, but it can also lead to more serious problems such as tile damage and water leaks. By regularly cleaning your shower tiles, you can remove these buildups and prevent them from causing further damage. This will not only help maintain the quality and appearance of your shower, but it will also ensure that it remains a safe and healthy environment for you and your family to use.

4. Hot and steamy

The steam generated by your shower can actually help clean your shower doors, walls, and head/taps. The hot steam can help loosen and dissolve soap scum, mineral deposits, and other buildup on these surfaces, making it easier to wipe away with a cloth or sponge

Additionally, the heat and humidity from the steam can create an environment that inhibits the growth of mould and mildew. To take advantage of this natural cleaning method, it’s important to run hot water for a few minutes before you start cleaning to generate enough steam. You can also use a squeegee or towel to wipe down the surfaces after you’re done to prevent any remaining moisture from lingering and causing further buildup. By using the steam from your shower to clean, you can save time and money on cleaning products and enjoy a naturally clean and fresh-smelling shower.

What to do when it’s too late

If you’ve neglected your shower for too long, or if it’s become damaged, it may be time to call in the professionals. Here at the Shower Doctor we specialise in shower repair and maintenance services. We can help you diagnose and fix a wide range of issues, from leaks and low water pressure to damaged tiles and malfunctioning shower heads

Our team of experienced technicians can also provide routine maintenance services to help keep your shower in top condition and extend its lifespan. By contacting the Shower Doctor, you can rest assured that your shower is in good hands and will be restored to its optimal performance in no time. Contact the Shower Doctor today!

Disclaimer: The tips and advice provided in this blog are for general informational purposes only and may not be suitable for your specific situation. Before making any commitments or decisions based on the information in this blog, it is recommended that you speak with a professional who can provide personalised guidance and advice.


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