What is the best way to clean tiles in a shower?

Baking Soda and Liquid Soap

  1. Mix two parts baking soda with one part liquid soap, and one part water.
  2. Pour the solution into an empty spray bottle.
  3. Spray it onto the tiles and let it sit for a few minutes to fully dissolve the built-up.
  4. Then wipe off with a damp sponge or microfibre cloth.

How do you get tough stains out of shower tiles?

Try mixing white wine vinegar with either water or baking soda. The acid within the vinegar helps to break down the mineral deposits that build up within hard water stains and limescale, whilst the baking soda helps to dissolve these stains to leave tiles sparkling clean.

Is it safe to use caustic soda for cleaning?

Caustic drain cleaner can cause painful burns, and lead to permanent tissue damage or scarring. Inhaling fumes from these products can also seriously damage the lungs. Now that you know why you should avoid caustic drain cleaners, let’s look at how to safely remove your clog.

How do I make my shower tile look new?

To restore shine to the tiles, you need to remove the grime from the tile surface. Ordinary soap and water does little to cut through hard-water spots and soap scum; what’s required instead is an acidic cleaner that can cut through the film. Afterward, using car wax on the cleaned tile will make the shower sparkle.

How do I get stains off my shower walls?

To remove deeply embedded stains and grunge, sprinkle baking soda throughout the shower. The slurry created from the moisture and baking soda will act as a mild abrasive as you scrub the shower walls and surfaces with a sponge. For stains that still refuse to leave, make a paste out of baking soda and water.

How do you remove calcium deposits from bathroom tiles?

Fluoridated toothpaste is an effective weapon against limescale and can be safely used on glass, metal fixtures, tiles and ceramic dishes. Using an old toothbrush, apply some toothpaste to the stained area. Scrub using a circular motion and let it sit for 30-45 minutes before wiping off with a damp sponge or cloth.

Why is my shower tile turning white?

Known as ‘Efflorescence’ white stains appearing on the surface of tiles is caused by water penetration underneath stone or tiles. The minerals in the water crystalise, which results in white residue appearing on the surface of tiles.

Can you put caustic soda down shower drain?

Caustic soda, or sodium hydroxide, has fantastic de-greasing qualities. It breaks down grease and fat, so it’s pretty good at unblocking drains. It’s cheap to buy, and creates a strong exothermic reaction (meaning it warms up) to break down the blocked drain.