Ways Of Removing Soap Scum From Bathroom Surfaces


Nobody wants to have soap scum in their bathroom, even those that do have are looking for ways get rid of soap scum off their bathroom surface. If you are wondering what soap scum actually means, then here’s an explanation: Soap scum is made of calcium stearate and magnesium stearate among different materials.

 It is usually whitish and chalky, it forms as a result of the fatty components of bar soap combining with minerals present in water; especially hard water. Soap scum are usually difficult to get rid of when they appear as they stick to the surfaces of the bathroom. Here are ways of getting rid of soap scum from your glass shower doors

Glass shower doors

when you search for cleaners that can remove soap scum from glass shower doors, you would find various products from different brands all of which pose to be the best. While some of these cleaners are actually effective if you follow all the instructions carefully and use them more frequently, some are not really very effective and cannot do the job properly. If you want a homemade cleaner instead, you only need to get a baking soda and a distilled white vinegar.

Here are the procedures

  • Place a plastic bowl and add about 1 cup of baking soda and 1 /4 cup of distilled white vinegar and stir till it forms a paste.
  • After mixing the ingredients thoroughly, wait until it stops foaming and then use a microfiber cloth to apply the paste on glass doors
  • Allow the paste to last for 15 minutes and then clean the surface with a microfiber cloth and water.
  • Rinse the surface thoroughly and make sure the surface becomes dry so as to avoid spotting.

If the soap scum is too much and very heavy, then all you need to do is to pour about 1 cup of salt in a different container. While collecting the baking soda and vinegar paste with the microfiber cloth , make sure to also dip the cloth into the salt and then scrub the surface. The roughness of salt texture would help scrub off the soap scum.

If you want a homemade cleaner you could be using daily to avoid soap scum from forming, then you need 1 cup of distilled water, 1 distilled white vinegar and 1 tsp of dishwashing powder. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and carefully pour into a spray bottle. All you need to do is to spray the cleaner on the glass and wait for some minutes before rinsing the glass with warm water. Then dry the glass properly to avoid spotting

If you want to clean a sliding glass door track which could be difficult at times, all you need to do is to get a commercial cleaning solution or you can also use a self-made cleaner. Spray either of these cleaning solutions and then use an old toothbrush to clean out the tight places of the glass. Allow the cleaner to work for some minutes and then rinse with water. Pat dry after rinsing with water.