When we think of the shower , we necessarily think of all the well-being it provides and the fact of washing away all the fatigue thanks to a jet of water passed over the body.
Unfortunately, the mental image associated with the shower stall is not always so idyllic, as this environment tends to be easily dirty and filled with mold due to the high concentration of humidity .
But from today this won’t happen again, because together we are going to discover some natural homemade methods to make the shower tray shine again and remove mold in the corners!
The first tip we suggest is to use bicarbonate , known to our grandmothers for its cleaning, degreasing and stain removing properties. So all you need to do is mix 4 glasses of water and a glass of baking soda in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
Then, apply it to the entire surface of the shower tray and leave it to act for about 10 minutes . Finally, rinse everything and your shower tray will be cleaner and shiny than it has ever been!
For specific cleaning of shower corners , you can, however, apply this same compound to the spots blackened by mold, using a sponge, then leave to act for a moment and rinse.
Another very effective ingredient is vinegar, which not only has very effective degreasing and cleaning properties , but also has a strong whitening action . Unsurprisingly, it is used to restore linen to its original whiteness!
Fill a spray bottle half with water and half with vinegar and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients well. Then spray the mixture thus obtained on the shower tray, paying particular attention to the dirtiest areas and yellow stains. After that, let it sit for a while and scrub with a soft sponge to remove the dirt.
Likewise, spray the mixture on the black corners, leave to act for a few minutes and rinse: goodbye to the dirt on the shower tray!
NB : We remind you not to use vinegar, citric acid and lemon in the case of marble or natural stone tiles as you could corrode them.
As an alternative to vinegar, you can also use citric acid , which is a godsend for removing mold and even limescale. We remind you, in fact, that it is often used to thoroughly clean household appliances!
Mix 150 grams of citric acid in 1 liter of water, then pour this mixture directly onto the shower tray and onto the corners affected by mold. After that, leave it on for a few minutes and rub with a non-abrasive sponge to remove the dirt: your shower will be like new!
After the ingredients already mentioned, how could I not mention lemon, which has a great degreasing action and can be an excellent ally to say goodbye to mold in the shower?
You can use it in two ways. The first is to mix half a glass of lemon juice with 4 tablespoons of baking soda to form a sort of paste, then apply it along the surface of the shower tray. Then scrub with a toothbrush or non-abrasive sponge and rinse.
If you want to focus more on the moldy corners, then we advise you to filter the juice of 1 large lemon , then pour it onto a cloth which you will place directly on the affected areas. Leave it on for about 1 hour and rinse thoroughly with a sponge to remove the last residue: your shower will be cleaner than ever!
This tip is particularly suitable for shower corners , as it aims to eliminate the black mold stain. To do this, equip yourself with:
- 400 ml of water
- 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tablespoon of fine salt
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- Cotton, as needed
Start by dissolving the baking soda and salt in water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, then add the hydrogen peroxide, turn off the heat and wait until the mixture becomes lukewarm so as not to burn yourself.
Next, completely submerge the cotton balls or cotton pads in the solution and, without wringing them out, place them along the area where the mold is present to form a sort of barrier. Leave it on for about an hour , then move the balls and rinse: the black stain from the corners of your shower will be nothing more than a bad memory!
How to prevent the formation of dirt, limescale and mold?
So far we have seen how to clean the shower tray and remove limescale or mold stains from the corners of the shower cabin. But how can you prevent the formation of dirt, limescale and mold ? Let’s see it together!
First of all, we recommend that you always rinse the window, tiles and tray after showering, in order to remove any soap residue that could stain the surfaces in the long term.
After that, it is recommended to carefully dry the shower cubicle (tray, glass) because the main cause of limescale and mold is the excessive presence of humidity. To do this, you can also use a squeegee to remove any traces of water.
Finally, we suggest that you always ventilate the bathroom and use a fan heater during the shower and for the next half hour in order to absorb excess humidity.
Our tips are harmless and delicate, so they may not “work” for stubborn black mold. In this case, we recommend that you contact a specialist. Always use gloves and a mask when you want to clean mold stains.