Imagine coming home after a long day, taking a hot bath, stepping inside, and pulling the curtain back behind you. What are those gray dots that are on the shower curtain? Mold-yuck!
The mildew and mold in your curtain could make a mess of a lovely shower and be disgusting. However, grunge and grime like your shower curtains like you do taking a hot shower. I wrote about how to clean the Shower Curtain & Matway in 2013, and it’s about time to update.
Today, I’ll show you how to clean the liner and a plastic shower curtain. (Spoiler warning You can wash them both in the same manner!) We’ll also tackle cleaning up staining from the shower curtain. Then, we’ll discuss the best ways to keep your shower clean in your battery to avoid mildew and mold growth at all costs. Please beware of the bacteria because we’re on the way to you.
Why is My Shower Curtain So Grungy?
Shower curtains made of plastic and liners become extremely dirty with time. Why is this? The first thing to consider is that your shower liner and curtain are often exposed to hard water, soap scum, and body oil. For more information on getting rid of soap scum, look at the How-to Clean Your Bathroom Tiles and Soap Scum and the bathroom grout.
The second is that your bathroom is a warm and humid area. This is where mold, bacteria, and mildew are preferred places. Showers should be your oasis of peace and not theirs! We need to fix it now.
Mildew and mold can be found in all colors of the rainbow. However, you’ll usually see them in tiny orange, pink or gray, brown, or black spots in your curtain. It’s hoped that you’ll be able to keep your shower clean by following the proper maintenance of your battery. Don’t worry if you have a few in your bathroom. It’s easy to wash.
How to Clean a Shower Curtain and Shower Curtain Liner
Cleaning shower curtains and liners is easy because you can put them in the washer and then put on your shoes.
Remove your shower curtain made of plastic and the liner off any hooks made of plastic. Put them both in the washing machine, along with three to four light-colored towels. They will aid in cleaning the shower liner and curtain. The light-colored color helps prevent color bleeding.
Include your detergent for laundry. You should add enough detergent to the size of your load, But less is better when discussing laundry detergent, particularly when washing towels and shower curtains.
Add one cup of baking soda to the drum of your washing machine. Baking soda increases friction, which results in more rubbing. Additionally, baking soda is an excellent deodorizer. (Read 10 Ways to clean your home with Baking Soda to learn more fantastic baking soda tricks.)
You can add tea tree oil to this mix as it has excellent antifungal properties. But should you decide that it’s not for you. You can run the load at a moderate speed.
Then put the liner and shower curtain in the shower to dry. Let them dry before you can get into the shower. Otherwise, you’ll begin that mold, bacteria, and mildew cycle again.
Never use a shower curtain made of plastic or liner in the dryer. They’ll melt! You can throw towels in the dryer. For more information on washing towels, check out four easy tips for cleaning bath towels.
How to remove tough stains from your Shower Curtain
After you’ve gone through the instructions above, there’s still gunk on the shower curtains. It’s time to pull those big guns. This can effectively remove yellowing and stains, as well as for stubborn miland mold.
Fill the bath with warm water, then mix with one cup of bleach for oxygen. Soak your curtain or liner for between 20 and 30 minutes, and then scrub using a brush or sponge. Oxygen bleach is non-toxic, odorless, and more gentle on your skin than chlorine bleach, which is regular. However, you’ll need gloves made of rubber because you’ll be submerging your hands.
If you are sure that your liner and the curtain have been cleaned, rinse them thoroughly. After that, hang them in the bathroom to air dry. The remaining mildew or mold will not have a chance!
It’s a good idea… are you keen to know more about bleach? Read this article: What is Oxygen Bleach? : Laundry Tips.
How to Keep Your Shower Curtain Clean
Cleaning your shower curtain shouldn’t be easy, but you do not need to do extra washing all the time. We’ll discuss how you can keep the shower curtain and its liner clean so that you perform less work.
First, ventilate. The goal is to let water be released after taking a shower. Ensure your bathroom fan runs for at least 30 minutes following the storm. If there isn’t an air conditioner in your bathroom, you can open the bathroom door and window.
Then, you can make sure you close the shower curtain after showering. My mom would always ask us to shut the shower curtain following a shower, and she was correct. This helps the liner and curtain to dry and gives mildew and mold less space to expand. Thanks, Mom!
Finally, make sure your shower is and bath area clean. A simple way to accomplish this is to use a spray for your shower every day, each time you shower or bath. It will kill germs and stop soap scum and mildew from accumulating. Have you considered giving my homemade everyday shower cleanser a chance to try it?
How to Clean a Shower Curtain and Liner
Many people toss their shower curtains when they see the first signs of mold. However, you don’t have to! With these suggestions, you can save money while keeping your curtain from the trash for extended periods.
Be sure to wash your liner and curtain between towels, and remember to add baking soda. If you ventilate your bathroom, let the liner and curtain dry between use and use a weekly shower spray. You won’t have to wash or replace them as frequently.