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7 Ways To Get Rid Of Soap Scum

Posted on February 24, 2023

Soap scum is a normal part of keeping clean in the shower, but it can be really annoying to deal with. If you don’t clean it up often enough, it can get seriously out of control over time. Eventually, you’re going to have a bathroom filled to the brim with soap scum. When that happens, here’s what you can do about it.

1. Dryer Sheets

Believe it or not, dryer sheets can sometimes help clean up mild soap scum stains. The fabric softeners present in dryer sheets react with the soap scum, allowing it to come out of the surfaces in your bathroom. 

You need to wet the dryer sheet first, but after that, it’s as simple as scrubbing up the soap scum using the sheet. This is not a professional way to clean soap scum off tile or ceramic surfaces, but it can work.

2. Vinegar And Water

If the dryer sheets didn’t work (or if you don’t have any), the next thing to try is a mixture of white vinegar and water. Vinegar is a very strong cleaning chemical, so you almost always have to dilute it in something to make sure it doesn’t damage the surface you’re trying to clean.

Mix equal parts vinegar and water and apply the solution to the soap scum. This solution works well on stainless steel and showerheads. United Carpet Cleaning in Monrovia has tips to clean all types of surfaces, so be sure to ask for tips in person during your next appointment.

3. Vinegar And Dish Soap

Sometimes the water alone isn’t enough. In those instances, you need dish soap. Use combined vinegar and water again, but this time add whatever dish cleaner you use. You can add one tablespoon to one cup of water and one cup of vinegar, or you can add equal parts of all three.

Spray this solution wherever your problem area is and let it sit for ten minutes. It works best on glass surfaces, but it’s very flexible.

4. Vinegar And Baking Soda

If the previous cleaning solutions still weren’t enough, baking soda might work in place of dish soap. No need for water this time – mix a cup of baking soda with ΒΌ cup of vinegar. Once your cleaning solution stops doing its best impression of a 3rd grade science fair volcano, smear the paste over the scummy surfaces and wait 15 minutes. It works best on glass, ceramic, and fiberglass.

5. Baking Soda And Hydrogen Peroxide

This time, we’re ditching the vinegar for some hydrogen peroxide. Mix a cup of baking soda with only a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide before smearing the mixture on fiberglass surfaces. Let it sit for up to half an hour this time before rinsing it.

6. Borax And Lemon Juice

This works on a variety of stains you might find in your bathroom, not just soap scum. For anything else the above solutions were unable to clean out, mix some borax with a tiny amount of lemon juice and let it sit on said stain for 15 minutes.

7. Monrovia Steam Cleaning

Whatever stains you have on your bathroom tiles, Monrovia steam cleaning can take care of them – including soap scum. A trained Monrovia professional could clean your tiles in no time and eliminate any soap scum stains you may currently have.

If you can’t get the soap scum stains out yourself, call United Carpet Cleaning today. We have the Monrovia cleaning professionals you need to eliminate your tile stains at affordable prices.

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