How to Clean your Shower & Bathroom Taps

Keeping on top of bathroom cleanliness takes time, but if you do it regularly this will keep your bathroom sparkling clean.

Here are some handy tips on how to keep your shower and taps clean.


After showering, leave the door or curtain open to allow air flow. This will help to prevent the humid atmosphere that encourages mould to grow.

Use a plastic bladed window wiper to wipe down wet tiles and shower doors to help prevent water marks forming. Clean the glass screen with a sponge and a solution of water and white vinegar.

Scrub the shower tray with all-purpose bathroom cleaner and wipe dry. In hard water areas, use a limescale remover once a week.

Shower Heads

Descale once a month with a liquid descaler and an old toothbrush, you could use a solution of white vinegar and half water and leave the shower head in the solution for a few hours (never do this with gold plated taps as it may damage the finish).

Lastly, use a needle to de-clog any spray holes that remain blocked.


Never use abrasive cleaners on taps as you may damage them. Clean regularly with a solution of washing up liquid, rinse and dry.

Limescale builds up and can be removed by soaking a cloth in a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water (don’t use this method on plated taps). Wrap it around the tap, leave for a few hours, then remove the cloth, rinse the tap and dry.

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