Soak in the power of your shower
COME summer and there is this strong temptation to be under the shower or dip into the bath tub frequently to beat the heat. A cool, rejuvenating bath is the easiest and surest way to revive one's spirits in the oppressively hot months. This makes it important to keep the shower area particularly clean and fresh. Here are a few tips to maintain a clean shower area and prevent your bathing zone from being smelly or clogged after your innumerable your cold water dips.
Cleaning your shower curtain is easy. Soap film is the most likely cause of stain on your shower curtain. Place several large bath towels in the washing machine along with the shower curtain and use the gentle wash cycle. Add half a cup of vinegar. Remove curtain before spin cycle and hang immediately.
Use a fabric softener or gentle cleaning agent like genteel or ezee when washing your shower curtain and spray a dash of perfume or deodorant after the wash and the bathroom will smell fresh for weeks.
Here is a recipe for
a make-at-home shower cleaner: Take an all- purpose cleaner and add
double the quantity of rubbing alcohol and enough water to make a
gallon of solution. Pour into a spray bottle and spray on to shower
walls, floor, etc after each shower (or after the last shower if more
than one simultaneously). This will eliminate the need to scrub the
If your shower is spitting instead of spraying, try this. Soak the shower head in hot vinegar. Heat the vinegar, not quite to boiling, and pour it into a container and place the the shower head in the vinegar and let it soak for 10 - 12 hours, then rinse vigorously in hot water. As an extra measure, take a very thin wire and poke each hole before rinsing.
Scrub the tub
If a bath tub or bathroom drain is slow to empty, it's possible that grease or hair have accumulated in the waste pipe, or that something like a hair grip is blocking it.
Pull hair up from the plughole with a bent piece of wire.
lf the bath tub is still slow to empty, wait for the water to drain and then pour in a solution of washing soda (or borax) and boiling water.
As a last resort, use caustic soda or a chemical cleaner. First let the water drain and then smear petroleum jelly over the metal rim of the plughole to protect it. Pour the cleaner into the hole, following the manufacturer's instructions on the packaging.
If. the bath won't drain at all, place a sink plunger over the plughole and pump it sharply a few times.
And last but not the least you need to enjoy a real refreshing bath or shower in the blazing summer months is to place a shallow dish of baking soda behind the toilet to absorb all bathroom odours.
(Compiled by Chetna