If your home is anything like ours, you have a household chore that it not on the top of the list and that is cleaning the tub and shower! When we cleaned the tub or shower, we felt like it took forever! And it seldom ended up feeling or looking as clean as I’d have liked it to, even after repeated scrubbing. After a while, I was starting to suspect that our hard water was combining with the soap scum to form an impenetrable layer of super-scum that simply couldn’t be cleaned. Our water is so hard, you can drive nails with it!
Then I came across an easy homemade shower/tub/tile cleaner that promised to erase tough stains, soap scum, and hard water deposits. It was also safe for fiberglass tubs and showers. And it wasn’t just one person’s opinion; I found dozens upon dozens of reviews for this cleaner all over the web and even from some friends that had been using this mixture for years! We had everything on hand, so I gave it a go.
This is what you will need:
Homemade Shower Cleaner and Soap Scum Remover:
When using, make sure your bathroom is as well-ventilated as possible. The first time I used it, my wife had a fit that the odor was going to stay around for days! Turn on the fan and open any windows, because this stuff is POTENT. It smells really strongly of vinegar right after spraying it, but the smell does dissipate fairly quickly. But the end result is well worth your home smelling like a pickle jar for an hour or so, I promise!
Scott Patterson, as a home inspector has the opportunity to visit hundreds of homes a year and see's first hand what a clean bathroom can do for the sale of a home! If you are planing on selling your home, those bathrooms must look like a 5 Start hotel bathroom! Sparkling Clean!
Scott Patterson has been a professional home inspector since 1995 and works out of the Greater Nashville TN area. You can contact him at his office 615-302-1113 or on his cell at 615-870-4162 via text or voice.