It’s normal to give your shower a quick rinse after every use and apply some cleaning products every week or so. But to keep your shower spick and span, you’ll need to carry out a deep clean once every couple of months.

This is important for health reasons too, as you’ll want to avoid the growth of mildew and mold. So what are the steps to go through in order to give your shower a thorough clean?

Keep reading for our guide on how to deep clean a shower.

Start With the Showerhead

When deep cleaning a shower, we advise that you begin with the showerhead. Soak the showerhead in a water-white vinegar solution. After a few minutes, use a brush to scrub away mineral deposits and residue.

In the meantime, you can use the same vinegar mix to spray the interior walls of your shower. You’ll also want to get everyone’s least favorite job out the way now, which is unclogging the drain with a wire hanger and rubber gloves!

Scrub the Grout

Next, it’s time to tackle the grout and any potential shower mildew or grime that has built up over time. Once your vinegar solution has had ten or so minutes to soak, use a brush or sponge to scrub between the tiles.

If there’s any mildew that won’t budge, try adding some baking soda to your vinegar solution for extra cleaning power.

Follow this same process for the door tracks. Then, rinse the walls and door tracks with hot water.

Next Move On to the Door

When reviewing how to clean a shower, the next area you’ll want to focus on is the door. First, rinse it with warm water, then apply the vinegar solution or a glass cleaner if you prefer.

Then, pull a damp squeegee down the door to remove the solution, and finish off with a microfibre cloth. Don’t forget to give any shower door handles a wipe down with the vinegar mix too!

Finish With the Floor

The final stage of deep cleaning your shower is the floor or tub area. Use the same vinegar mix as before, and leave it to soak for ten minutes before rinsing it away. If there are any tougher shower stains that don’t budge, try using the baking soda again, or bleach if necessary.

One of our top shower cleaning tips is using an extendable brush to avoid uncomfortable crouching and stretching. Also, check out this article to finish off your bathroom deep clean with the toilet!

That’s How to Deep Clean a Shower

Now that we’ve finished our guide on how to deep clean a shower, it’s time to make sure you’ve got all the correct tools and products and get cleaning! You’ll be able to invite guests to stay and be proud of your sparkling bathroom.

Don’t forget that Elite Home Cleaners are here to help if you need any assistance. Our professional and experienced team of cleaners can help with both deep and recurring cleaning services. Get in touch here and we’ll provide you with a quote.