4-Step Total Shower Cleanout

4-Step Total Shower Cleanout

Get your shower sparkling with our guide to cleaning it from top to bottom.



From getting started, to cleaning shower fixtures effectively, learn all you need to know to make your shower shine.

Order Your Steps
Speed up the process and avoid extra scrubbing by cleaning your shower in this sequence:

Step 1: Walls, Doors and Ledges: Start at the top of the shower and work your way to the bottom.

Tip: Help prevent the unsightly rust stains caused by shaving cream cans and other metal containers by coating the bottoms with a layer of clear nail polish.

Step 2: Floors: Daily use causes soap scum and grime to collect in the bottom of your shower. Spray with an all purpose bath cleaner, let sit for 5-10 minutes and run the shower to clean.

Step 3: Fixtures: To finish up, clean shower fixtures easily and quickly with sparkling, like-new results. Here are some handy tips on how to clean every part of your shower:

Showerhead: Our simple, 4-step method is easier and more cost effective than removing the showerhead and replacing it:

  1. Fill a plastic baggie with vinegar and tie it around the showerhead
  2. Use a pipe cleaner, twisty tie or rubber band to keep the baggie in place
  3. Leave the bag on the showerhead overnight to soak
  4. Remove in the morning and wipe off remaining vinegar
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Tip: This process works best with metal fixtures, like chrome and stainless steel.

Faucet: Splash a non-abrasive cleaner on a clean cloth and wipe the faucet thoroughly. Use a toothbrush dipped in baking soda to scrub away grime and buildup around the drip openings.

Shower Door: Remove fog from shower doors easily — sprinkle cleaner on a sponge, wipe the doors, then rinse with water. Dry with paper towels to eliminate watermarks.

Tip: For stubborn stains, pour a small amount of baking soda on the sponge before adding cleaner.

Step 4: Freshen Daily: To simplify your weekly cleaning routine, complete a few quick and easy tasks each day:

  • Hang up accessories like washcloths and loofahs after each use. It speeds up their drying process and helps prevent soap scum buildup.
  • Give your shower a quick cleanse at the end of each day.
  • Put a stop to mold and mildew by giving excess moisture somewhere to go. Turn on your bathroom fan before you hop in the shower or crack a window.

Tip: Now that your shower’s clean, tackle the rest of your bathroom in 30 minutes or less!

What are the trouble spots in your shower? Share your solutions in the comments section below!

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Great tips!

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I was A janitor for many years and one of the best tips which is A simple cleaner is vinegar and baking soda it works great and is inexpensive and A used tooth brush or denture brush with the combo works excellent. I have also used vinegar for my coffee maker when it needs to be cleaned and sprinkle baking soda in all the drains and pour the hot vinegar down them let them sit for 15 minutes then rinse with hot water it works great at helping to keep them from clogging and fresh smelling.

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There is a lot of dirt under the line in the shower and only a old toothbrush or a SOS pad and a cleanser will help to remove that plus a lot of strength but it always comes back.

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Easy?? Try this: keep a scrubby sponge in the shower and lightly scrub down interior with shampoo every other shower.

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@Momtrudy What type of Lemon oil is it? Seems like something I'd like to try! Thanks.

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