Maintaining the sparkling white surface of a fiberglass shower may feel like a losing struggle. While fiberglass showers are desirable because of their shiny durability and aesthetic, mineral deposits and soap scum may leave a dull, dingy finish. Abrasive cleansers and scouring pads are too harsh for fiberglass. Rather, choose safe, effective and natural techniques — free of harmful substances and abrasives — for cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting your white fiberglass shower.

Maintenance Matters

Although your white fiberglass shower will call for a thorough monthly cleaning, a fast and effortless rinse following every use helps avoid the formation of mineral deposits and soap scum. Using a non-abrasive terrycloth towel, then wipe the shower, bathtub and fixtures. Squeegeeing after every shower can also be useful; it wicks away moisture and prevents the formation of mould and mildew. Additionally, utilizing a fan during and after showering helps circulate air and reduce moisture. A spray bottle filled with pure disinfectant white vinegar is beneficial for deodorizing and disinfecting; a few quick sprays three times a week eradicates future scrubbing. While these procedures take just moments, they go a long way toward keeping a clean and sanitary environment.

The Prep Work

Leaving goods on the floor of your shower is not just inconvenient, it also leads to the formation of ugly bathtub rings when debris accumulates underneath and around them. Invest in a wall-mounted shower caddy to corral shampoos, bath products and other toiletries into one accessible location. Loofahs and shower curtains can also be targets for mildew and so should be laundered separately. Additionally, remove all bathtub toys — breeding ground for germs — from the bathtub and shower before beginning the cleaning procedure. Even though you are scrubbing down your fiberglass shower, these will find a quick soak in a bathtub of warm water and vinegar.

A Organic Formula

Vinegar not only disinfects, but also delivers an inexpensive natural tidy. When used in combination with sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, it’s a gentle yet powerful formula. Sprinkle the baking soda over the fiberglass surface of your shower, then spray with the vinegar, causing a glue to form. Gently clean the fiberglass bathtub, floors and walls using this solution employing a sponge that is crocheted. Be sure to wear rubber gloves when working with vinegar to protect your hands. When you are happy with the outcome, rinse away the baking soda and vinegar solution with water. Shower fixtures, like grips and shower heads, may also be washed and polished with white vinegar. Finally, keep in mind that baking soda has many family uses, in addition, it has a brief shelf life. Once opened, it takes restocking about every 2 months.

Heavy Duty Solutions

For hard water stains, allow the baking soda and vinegar glue set for up to one hour before rinsing and scrubbing. Introducing a drop of soap or hydrogen peroxide may also be good at combating hard stains. If stains continue to resist your efforts, upgrade to the similar yet more potent combination of Borax and lemon. While organic goods suffice in cleaning all of fiberglass showers, a couple of stubborn stains require a industrial cleaning. Use these products only when required and as instructed by the manufacturer since they may cause scratches and other damage to an otherwise pristine fiberglass finish.

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