Tiles and grout lines in a bathroom shower can get pretty gross if you’re not careful. The excess moisture and the constant showering off of the dirt and bacteria from your body creates an ideal environment for mold, mildew and bacteria to accumulate if you let it (Yuk!).
So how do you avoid laborious bathroom scrubbing in your life?
The best way to clean shower tiles without scrubbing is to prevent build-up in the first place.
- Regularly sanitize your shower with a cleaning agent.
- After using your shower, open a window or leave the fan on for awhile after showering (to dry it out and remove humidity).
- Allow air circulation in the shower bath by keeping the curtains or glass door open.
If you want to avoid scrubbing your bathroom tiles you’ll need to apply a cleaning agent more often so bacteria and mold will not propagate.
The best natural cleaning agent to use is white vinegar.
Fill a spray bottle up with some white vinegar and equal parts water.
Keep this spray bottle somewhere in your bathroom or anywhere that is easy access so you are more likely to make this a habit.
A few times a week spray down your shower, let the vinegar work its magic for 15 to 30 minutes, then rinse.
Hydrogen peroxide or baking soda are also great to use.
The best cleaning agent overall to clean shower tiles without scrubbing.
Hands down – Bleach.
Bleach is an amazing substance for cleaning and to kill mold, mildew and that pink stuff that likes to accumulate in showers. However, too much bleach is hazardous for your health and so bleach should be used only sparingly, for occasional deep cleans.
Using bleach is the best way to remove crud and clean shower tiles without scrubbing. After dowsing the shower with bleach, give it 5 to 10 minutes to work. After which you will see that pink stuff disappear and you can just rinse all the crud down the drain.
If you’re going to be using bleach or any other powerful chemical cleaner to avoid scrubbing, always avoid skin contact and breathing it in. Keep the fan on while using and open a window if you can.
If you avoid cleaning long enough though, scrubbing will become inevitable. If you want to avoid all the scrubbing you’ll have to be a little proactive. A quick spray and rinse a couple times a week is usually enough to avoid the hardship of heavy-duty scrubbing.