Bathrooms are sanctuaries; places to wash away the dirt and stress of the day. But while we emerge clean and refreshed, our bathrooms are often home to germs that we may not even be aware of. In this week’s blog article, we’re going to give you the rundown of two grimey things lurking in your shower- and what to do to combat them.

Your shower curtain

Not everyone has the deal with the eventual horror that is a shower curtain, but those of us who do are already aware that this is one of the most visually filthy things in our bathrooms. There’s nothing worse than seeing a white shower curtain sprouting brown mold! The bad news is that every shower curtain will begin to show fungal growth over time.

The good news? You can do something about it! Firstly, avoid bunching up your shower curtain after you wash- the folded material will trap water between itself, creating an ideal environment for mould. You can also do spot treatments on the problem areas by using a bleach based cleaning product. Or, you could just buy a new curtain altogether.

Your glass shower doors

For those of you without a shower curtain, it’s your time in the spotlight- glass shower doors won’t become home to fungal growth, but they are prone to developing a layer of soap scum through consistent use. This soap scum can then birth Serratia marcescens, which is that pinky bacteria found in bathrooms. It’s unlikely, but this bacteria can lead to all sorts of nasty outcomes, like urinary tract infections, conjunctivitis and pneumonia.

Besides which, who enjoys the appearance of soap scum? To avoid the plague of Serratia marcescens, you should aim to use a squeegee after you shower, to wipe away excess water. This should have your bathroom sparkling in no time. You can also make a DIY soap scum banisher, by mixing 4 parts white vinegar, 4 parts water and 1 part dishwashing detergent. Simply spray the solution onto the affected area, and then get to work with a bristle brush.

Let’s face it; there are so many things in our bathroom that can get pretty gross, but with a little cleaning solution and elbow grease, you can banish the grime in no time.

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