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How often do you deep clean your shower cubicles?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Gockie, 31st Aug, 2015.

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How often do you deep clean your shower cubicles

  1. More than once per week

  2. Weekly

  3. Fortnightly

  4. Monthly

  5. 3 monthly

  6. 6 monthly :/

  7. Yearly :/ :/

  8. Only if moving out :/ :/ :/

  9. Never and it always stays dirty :/ :/ :/

  10. Never.... someone does it for me ;)

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  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Just wondering how often you clean your shower cubicles of soap scum etc. And what are you using to clean it. Pick the closest answer.
    I'm also keen to know how you keep your grout lines spotlessly clean (if you do that is).

    Thanks
     
  2. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    We have a squeegee and use it every night to clean down the shower The few seconds it takes will dramatically reduce the amount of soap scum build up on the glass.
     
  3. Coota9

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    What do you mean our screen is not frosted..:p

    Oh you need to clean it!!
     
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  4. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    There's 1 vote for never - it stays dirty and 1 vote for 6 monthly...
    You make me feel ok... thanks peeps. My answer is annually :)

    So.... now I'd like to know who else squeegees the shower every day (I don't do this)
     
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  5. Hodor

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    I read an article recently about daily squeegeeing is a habit of the neat and tidy who always seem to have their house in order, another task included making your bed as soon as you get up and cleaning up as you go while cooking. There were others, trying to build some of these habits.
     
  6. Westminster

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    @Gockie deep clean very rarely. It gets cleaned once a week.
    For a deep clean we use our Ka'archer - yeah the one that cleans the car and the paving and the everything else :rolleyes:
     
  7. Chrispy

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    Oh dear ...I just saw myself in one of the posts :) I do squeegee my shower every morning, it does keep the glass free of soap and yes my bed is made the minute I get out of it ...and yes...I do clean up as I cook. I read somewhere this is good fung shui ... well thats my excuse :)
     
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    I'm lazy in this regard.

    Can't be stuffed; like washing a car. Hate it.

    Spray the whole shower with Exit-Mould before hand, wait a few hours and then have a shower, and give it a quick scrub while in there...maybe every few months?
     
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  9. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    That's a good habit to have. An Airbnb superhost I stayed with always made her bed, (her own room was really well presented) and needless to say, her bathroom was immaculate, kitchen always clean and tidy....

    To compare, I stayed at another one in Adelaide city.... the hosts kept an absolutely filthy cooktop, overflowing bins, messy bathroom, (I think the towel they gave me smelt of mildew) unusable balcony thanks to all the clutter, dirty carpet... reason for choosing it was the location though.

    Me, I fall in the messy category. I have too much clutter for sure. :oops: Really seriously need to work on that!!
     
  10. Azazel

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    Same here.
    Spray Shower Power everywhere, then rinse off later.
    Have been known to clean some grout once in a while, but would prefer to leave it for someone else to do ;)
     
  11. wylie

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    I used to do this but our tiler said the ingredient in that product can eat the waterproofing membrane. I guess it can get through cracks or grout lines and eat away. So I use dish detergent occasionally to clean the tiles. They are matt finish, so never look dirty.

    I always swore I'd NEVER clean shower glass daily, but now we have shower glass, I run the widest squeegee over after the shower. Six swipes and it is done. It becomes a habit fairly quickly and I don't think about it now.

    Deep clean happens when it needs it... and not a moment before :p.
     
  12. Westminster

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    @wylie one of the specifications for our new PPOR is that none of the showers have glass. I am sooooooo over it!
     
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    I tried to configure our bathroom to have a walk through shower with no glass but we couldn't do that without moving a window or ditching the bath. We've never had glass before. I would have chosen frosted or slumped glass to cut down on cleaning except we needed to open up the room.

    We compromised with clear glass, and had a coating added. That was hopeless and it started to look like frosted glass. We ditched hard soap and now use body wash plus I used a scratchless scourer and Gumption to clean the glass. My next job (when I get around to it) is to apply an auto glass coating to the inside of the glass so the water doesn't sit on the glass. I think of it each time I shower, but never remember to buy it :p.

    Someone told me this trick. Might have been here or Somersoft or friends might have told me they did this with their glass pool fence. We are redoing our pool area and we like the idea of the glass pool fence to have it "disappear". Our kids are grown so the pool doesn't get much use. I'm not sure I'd want glass if the pool was used a lot.
     
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  14. Gockie

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    I like this tip!! Thanks for sharing!

    I just spent Sunday cleaning the tiles and glass with vinegar and a small paint scraper type device... worked ok, but it was small scraper (uses a razor blade) so it took a while...
    Grout I covered using a white grout pen. It's not perfect but looks better than it did....
     
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    I've seen a fair few people overseas with this squeegee setup. Some of them liked to squeegee the shower floor tiles after they showered as well.
     
  16. wylie

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    I'm too lazy to do the tiles AND the glass :p:D
     
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    Haha, and besides, you'd just need another shower after all that work!
     
  18. Bran

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    I have absolutely no idea.

    I will have my secretary call Jeeves to find out how often he does mine.
     
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    Best invention ever - slugs, the only beastie known to each scum & keep shower screens clean.
     
  20. Chilliblue

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    +1 for a wet room
     
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