As it is hard to be defined, soap scum is really stubborn to be removed. It is a mixture of hard water, soap talc, mineral deposits and body oils and it tends to build up on tubs, showers, shower curtains and faucets. Read on to check our tips on how to get rid of soap scum successfully.
- In order to make this house cleaning procedure easier, spray lemon juice over it and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Provide yourself with an abrasive sponge for better results and start scrubbing the soap scum. The acid in the lemon juice will loosen the scum and all you have to do after the scrubbing is wiping away the residues.
- If you have a bottle of oven cleaner, spray the stains on your shower doors and walls. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and wipe it away with a clean cloth and warm water – the soap scum doesn't have any survival chances!
- Another option that professional end of tenancy cleaners suggest is removing the soap scum with white vinegar. Again, because vinegar is acidic it will break the scum up. Dip some paper towels in white vinegar and put them on your shower walls. Leave them for about half an hour, remove them and scrub away the soap scum using a brush or sponge.
- If the shower-curtain liners you have are vinyl or synthetic, toss them in the washing machine. Run it on low setting and use mild detergent. In order to prevent the appearance of soap scum in the future, try switching to liquid gel. Don't forget to open your bathroom doors and windows to reduce the moisture levels and improve the air circulation in this humid space. Last but not least, always try to pull your shower curtains closed as mold grows quickly provided with dark moist place such as the folds of the curtain.
Using these common household products you can successfully make the soap scum disappear in no time!