February 26, 2023
WHAT IS SOAP SCUM? AND HOW TO GET RID OF IT!
When the minerals in water and soap fat mix, you create a very unpleasant reaction called soap scum. This winning, or losing, combination forms a whitish-yellow scaly, crust that lines your shower and tub walls, along with your shower doors. It can also get thicker the longer that it is left, creating that unpleasant bathroom ring. Since it isn’t an option not to use soap or shower, best to learn how to clean this difficult mess up.
HOMEMADE SOAP SCUM CLEANER
Cleaning soap scum can be hard to remove despite your best efforts. It can mar your glass, tiles, fixtures, and tub. Not only that, but the longer it sits the harder it can be to clean. Before you reach for commercial cleaners, there are a few tricks that you can try with ingredients in your pantry. For these homemade recipes, you’ll need:
HOW TO REMOVE SOAP SCUM FROM SHOWER WALLS
If you are looking to clean your glass, fixtures, shower walls or shower doors, you can try a vinegar spray. Not only will it take away the white dingy glaze, but it can restore your shine.
In a clean spray bottle combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar. For an extra kick, add a tablespoon of dish soap.
CLEAN SOAP SCUM IN TUBS AND SINKS
The inside of your fiberglass or porcelain tub and sink can see the brunt of soap scum if you take baths or have really hard water. For these areas, you might want a little more fighting power. In this instance baking soda works great, because it adds a bit of grit to scrub that soap scum. To clean soap scum, you’ll need to:
At Superior Housekeeping Service, LLC, we use an “acid bath” from ZEP that eats away all of the soap scum from your shower & bath tub, we then use a scrub pole to remove it and wind up using a drill with brush attachments that will rejuvinate your tub & shower to looking brand new! This task is performed in all of our cleaning plans. Don’t worry, we won’t make you live with soap scum another day!
If you have hard water stains on a glass enclosure on your shower, that is included in our Residential Deep Cleaning but is an “add on” in Standard Residential Cleanings at a cost of $45
Rob Lebeck, Owner
Superior Housekeeping Service, LLC
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