How To Clean A Shower Cubicle

How To Clean A Shower Cubicle

Whether it’s a routine deep clean or part of your daily freshen up, commercial shower cubicles often need a special approach when it comes to keeping them sparkling. Depending on the hardness of your water, you might get watermarks on the panels that if left for a long period of time can be tough to remove. With the wet, humid environment, moves to combat mould are also needed. Here we dig into our ‘best practice’ approach.

How to clean shower cubicle glass

There are several products on the market that can make light work of cleaning the glass in a shower cubicle. However, hot water and a squeegee alone can deliver excellent results, though we recommend an antibacterial spray. For stubborn limescale deposits and watermarks, a warm soapy mix of detergent, or watered down vinegar can also work wonders. With glass though, you will always need to buff out the wash marks or employ the aforementioned squeegee.

How to clean solid grade laminate shower cubicles

You might notice pale white watermarks on your coloured shower panels, which can easily be removed with warm soapy water. The important part of this cleaning process is to wipe down the panels after rinsing with fresh water. Do not use a sponge or cloth with an abrasive surface as this will risk damaging the surface of the panel.

How to clean shower cubicle seals

The seals in a shower cubicle will sometimes collect dirt and grime. The best practice for tackling this is with a cloth and some good old fashioned elbow grease. Bleach based cleaning products will often help remove marks and deposits but should be rinsed off afterwards to prevent any degradation to the silicone seal. Silicone seals will also need to be replaced from time to time. 

How to prevent mould in a shower cubicle

Of course in this environment steps to combat mould need to be put in place. This is largely mitigated by using materials such as solid grade laminate and routine cleaning practices, partnered with good ventilation, airflow and extraction. 

How to tackle drain blockages

Sometimes the water can back up in a shower cubicle. This is most commonly caused by hair and soap buildup. Your shower trap or drain gulleys should be cleaned regularly to prevent this and pipes flushed through with cleaning agents and hot water weekly. When serious blockages arise, the cubicle should temporarily be put out of order while the drains are cleared by a specialist. 

If you would like further advice on shower cubicles maintenance, or to talk about developing an easy clean shower system, please get in touch with one of the team on 01202 650900.

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