If you do not take good care of your shower, over the years it will start to perform less well. There are some simple things that you can do to keep your shower not only working perfectly, but also nice and clean and germ free. Below is some advice on how to keep your shower clean and working correctly.
Clean The Shower Head
Whether you have an Aqualisa mixer shower or a Mira shower, if you live in an area with hard water, over time a build-up will form on the showerhead, potentially blocking some of the holes. Try using a small stiff bristled brush to clean away as much of the debris as you can. Once you have given it a clean run hot water through it and see if any blockages are still in place. If the water is again not spraying correctly, you can then get a large plastic bag that the showerhead will fit in, get one cup of warm water and one cup of white vinegar. Pour both of these in the bag and place the showerhead inside with the holes submerged in the liquid. Leave it to soak for between thirty and sixty minutes, remove the showerhead from the bag and turn the hot water on to rinse the inside of the showerhead. Doing this once every 3-6 months, will help to ensure that your shower keeps working correctly as it should.
Wipe Down The Tiles
It is also essential that clean the tiled areas in your shower after you use them, which will help to stop a build-up forming which may encourage bacteria and mould to grow. One way that you can keep the surface area clean and dry is to wipe down all of the areas of the shower after you have used them. Give them a good clean and then use a squeegee to get all of the remaining liquid away. Doing this will help to ensure that your bathroom remains clean and a safe environment for both you and your family.
Keep It Well Ventilated
You will also want to ensure that you keep the shower room well ventilated after use, which will help t dry out the area. Opening a window, leaving the door open, and keep an extractor fan on will help to reduce the amount of moisture in the room preventing a build-up of mildew.
Keep On Top Of Potential Blockages
One of the most significant blockages of the drain in your shower is going to be hair, whether you like it or not we all lose hair, and a lot of it goes down the drain when we shower. One way to help prevent blockages from building up is to run the hot water, and then use your toilet plunger over the drain. There are also a lot of products available in the local grocery store that you can use to get rid of blockages in your sinks and shower drains. Follow the manufacturer’s advice and use accordingly. If you repeat the process every six months, your drain should never block again, depending on how hairy you are!
You can get plenty more advice on keeping your shower and bathroom in top condition on various websites, which has lots of tips and advice.