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Monday, November 30, 2009

Tips for Removing Soap Scum

Everyone needs a little help now and again. One of the areas our new clients have a tough time with is removing soap scum from their tub and shower.

Soap scum will build up when you take shower after shower and can be difficult to clean if not cleaned regularly. It's not just soap but minerals from the water, body oils, sloughed off skin and bacteria.

When you realize this, I don't think it's something you want yourself or your family bathing in.

Get Rid of Soap Scum

Ammonia and Water
Mix one part household ammonia with two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray on the location and wipe clean. Rinse the area thoroughly.

Spray white vinegar directly onto the soap scum and allow it to work for a minute or so. Wipe clean.

Dryer Sheets
Rub a dryer sheet onto the bathtub or shower walls to help remove the soap scum.

Heavy Duty Cleaning

Borax is a scouring powder and a cleaning agent. Wet a sponge and sprinkle on the borax. Scrub the scum off. This is safer than other chemicals on the market. Rinse thoroughly with hot water after cleaning.

Baking Soda

Make a thick paste of baking soda and water. Apply and scrub. Rinse thoroughly.

You can also use the baking soda all by itself. I have done this after getting out of the shower while the tiles are still wet. Either sprinkle on a sponge or the walls and scrub.

Removing and Preventing Soap Scum

Cleaning the Shower

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