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How to Clean Soap Scum in Tubs and Showers

July 27, 2015 2:28 pm Published by

Soap scum is nasty. It gets stuck in your tub and shower. You want to know how to clean soap scum in tubs and showers effectively. We don’t blame you. In fact, we’re here to help. In this article, we’ll show you how to tackle soap scum and get your showers and tubs beautiful again.

The best thing you can do is to prevent soap scum from getting on your shower or tub. You can do that by wiping them down after each use with a microfiber cloth. However, we realize that this may not be realistic for some of you. For those who can’t do that or it’s too late for that right now, we’ll get into how to clean soap scum up.

  1. Get a good alkaline cleanser and soap scum remover. They have them at janitorial supply stores. You can also just dissolve a handful of automatic dishwasher detergent in a bucket of warm water. (Vinegar, borax and baking soda are also elements that can be used if necessary.)
  2. Immediately after a shower, when the walls are still wet, you should cover the affected areas completely with your solution and let it soak in for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. After you soak the shower and tub with the cleansing agent for 15-20 minutes, you’ll then use a stiff scrub brush or a white, nylon-backed sponge to clean the walls of their soap scum. You may have to repeat the process several times before you get rid of all the soap scum, but it’s worth it.
  4. Rinse well with clear, clean water.
  5. Relax and know you’ve done a great job eliminating soap scum from your tub and shower.

Extra tips

For tile walls or frosted shower doors, add a light coat of lemon oil on occasion. This will help prevent build up. On a porcelain tub, you should use a light coat of boat or car wax on the sides (never the bottom) of the tub.

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