shutterstock_134073485Keeping your shower fresh and clean can be a challenge, considering its daily use. You could go all out cleaning your shower, and within a couple of days the sparkly clean look is gone, and you are left with grimy walls and dirty glass doors.

Since your shower will get a good amount of wear and tear, here are some tips to help you keep your shower looking new.

No more scum

Typical bath products like shampoo and soap easily leave scum all over your shower's glass and tiles. The more time it sits without being cleaned, the harder it is to remove. The scum creates a thick layer that only worsens with time.

Use a non-abrasive cleaner on every part of the shower, and with a wet sponge wipe off all the dirt. Always use a sponge that is somewhat smooth, so you don't damage the finishes. Avoid all-purpose cleaners if you have natural stone tiles in your shower. You will need one that is specifically for cleaning natural stone.

You can avoid soap scum problems by spraying the entire shower with warm water, using a removable shower head. Or if you do not have one, then try using a shower spray to remove the soap every time you finish showering. Once you are done, wipe down the shower walls with a towel.

Dealing with mold and mildew

Mold and mildew will destroy your dreams of keeping your shower in good condition. Bathrooms are one of mildew's favorite places to grow due to the constant moist environment.

With just a little bit of bleach, an old unwanted toothbrush, and a whole lot of warm water, you can scrub mildew right out of your shower. Rinse this solution off with warm water and use a neutral cleaner to get rid of the bleach. Moldy mildew is preventable with simples steps such as opening a window to allow steam to dissolve, or if that is not an option, turn on the extractor fan. Shiny glass shower doors

Nasty, smeared doors are usually caused by both water and soap marks. To combat this issue, clean your shower door often.

The best way to clean your shower doors is by making a white vinegar and warm water concoction, which is a very effective approach. Vinegar is highly acidic and will tear right through the oils and grease. If you are worried about the strong smell vinegar gives off, then just add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil.

Mix all of it in a spray bottle and spray the shower door completely, then wipe it down with a sponge. Afterward, rinse with warm water and use a microfiber cloth to get rid of streaks.

Shower door seal

While thoroughly cleaning your shower don’t forget about the door seal because it also gets a ton of scum which leads to the seal being damaged after a while. Usually, you can remove the seal from the door which makes it easy to clean. Remove the seal and use an all-purpose cleaner with a soft brush which will eliminate the grime. Once you are done rinse with warm water.