How To Clean a Shower

Whether it’s a quick scrub in the morning or a long soak in the evening, it’s hard to beat a relaxing shower. Unfortunately, because of how frequently we use our shower, it’s extra susceptible to grime and water stains that can build up quickly and become a real nuisance to remove. Follow our guide on how to clean your shower – including the shower head – to make sure your next wash is super clean and hygienic.

How to keep a shower clean

It’s easy for dirt to build up quickly, especially in warm, damp places like your shower. Fortunately, regular cleaning sustains a high standard of cleanliness for you and any guests you may have. For tips on how to keep the shower clean daily, we recommend the Harpic Bathroom Cleaner Spray. The spray gets into those hard-to-reach places – perfectly designed to and showers. Before you start, open windows and doors or turn the fan on for airflow.

  1. Turn the trigger nozzle of the Harpic Bathroom Cleaning Spray to the “ON” position.
  2. Spray the product directly onto the area you want to clean.  
  3. Leave to settle for 1 minute and wipe with a clean cloth.
  4. Ensure the cleaned area is rinsed properly with water or wipe down with a damp cloth.

Repeat these steps as many times as necessary depending on the state of your shower.

How to clean a shower head

If you’ve never cleaned your shower head before, you’ll need learn how to deep clean the shower first so you can remove the grime and the build-up of dirt. Doing a deep clean first makes future maintenance easier and less time consuming.

Here is the best way to clean a shower head:

  1. Before starting, ensure the area is well ventilated. Open doors and windows to get a good airflow.
  2. Unscrew the shower head and shake or blot out excess water.
  3. Turn the trigger nozzle of the Harpic Bathroom Cleaner Spray to the “ON” position.
  4. Spray Harpic Bathroom Cleaner Spray directly onto the shower head and leave for 1 minute.
  5. With a sponge, scrub gently to avoid damaging the shower nozzles.
  6. Rinse off with water and screw the shower head back on, allowing the water to run through before use to get rid of excess product.

Always do a spot check on a small, hidden area before using the product to test compatibility. Do not leave for more than 1 minute. Not suitable for sensitive surfaces or enamel showers.

How to clean stained shower glass

While your shower may be clean, annoying soap or hardwater stains on your shower glass can make it look uncared for.

However, with the right tools, this doesn’t have to be the fate of your shower glass. By using Harpic Bathroom Cleaner Spray, you can tackle stubborn stains and leave your shower glass shinier than ever.

  1. Turn the trigger nozzle of the Harpic Bathroom Cleaning Spray to the “ON” position.
  2. Spray the cleaner all over the marked glass and leave to sit for 1 minute.
  3. Gently scrub with a damp cloth.
  4. Rinse off with clean water.
  5. Dry the glass with a clean microfibre cloth to prevent streaks.

Offence is the best defence and the same is true to from your glass shower doors. Invest in a good shower squeegee to use after every shower. By regularly wiping away excess water, you remove the chance of hard water droplets, soap scum or mould of settling down.

Taking 15 seconds to wipe down the shower glass after each shower can save you a lot of time and elbow grease when it comes to the weekly deep clean.

It’s a much simpler task to clean a standing shower when you incorporate it into your regular cleaning routine. A quick rinse and wipe down reduces your need for a bigger deep clean while removing unsightly scum and filth. Having the right tools makes all the difference too, and thanks to Harpic, it has never been easier to keep your shower fresh and clean.

If you’re looking to clean your bathroom tiles, read our guide for more information on how to clean them properly.

Feel free to also look into our other articles covering what hard water is and how to clean hard water stains



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