How to clean a shower? 5 tips for a hygienic shower cubicle

It can be a challenge to clean a shower cubicle. Dirty grout, black edges, limescale. If the shower cubicle has not been cleaned for a while, mould can start to grow too. Time for a good clean. In this article, we share 5 convenient tips for cleaning a shower cubicle and keeping it clean.

Causes of limescale and mould


Are you looking for a clean shower cubicle? During showering, damp and skin grease enter the shower cubicle. Soap residues also build up on the walls of the shower cubicle. Limescale in your shower cubicle is formed as water drops evaporate or dry in the air. It is important to clean your shower cubicle with the right products to prevent limescale and mould. The bathroom looks fresh and your shower cubicle lasts longer.

Cleaning a shower: 4 tips

Everyone knows the problem: the bathroom has been cleaned and the next day the limescale reappears. Various tips are shared on the internet. HG selected a random number of tips that could help to prevent limescale in your shower. Clean your shower cubicle quickly? Use HG shower & washbasin spray.

how to clean a shower1. Ventilate your bathroom

Do you have mechanical ventilation or a waste heat recovery unit? Put the switch on the highest setting during showering and cleaning. Leave it on this setting for at least 15 minutes after showering or cleaning. It is also recommended to open the bathroom door to air it properly. 

2. Dry your shower cubicle

The best maintenance for your shower cubicle is to rinse the shower cubicle, the showerhead, and the tap with cold water as quickly as possible after every shower. Then use a squeegee to dry to the walls. Then wipe off the showerhead and tap with a dry cloth or towel. 

3. Use a tumble-dryer sheet

A golden tip is to use a tumble-dryer sheet. The ingredients in the sheet soften all deposits. This makes it even easier to remove all soap residues and water drops. Use a microfibre cloth to clean the glass shower door effectively.

4. Clean with cleaning vinegar

Vinegar kills bacteria and mould and helps to dissolve limescale at the same time. If necessary, you can use a steel sponge to remove the limescale (nb: not on glass or other surfaces that are prone to scratching). Then rinse everything off with the showerhead. 

If the water does not run away after use? Use HG shower & washbasin spray

HG shower & washbasin spray: safe every-day shower cleaner

how to clean a shower cubicle HG shower & washbasin spray is a must-have in your store cupboard. It is the ideal every-day cleaner for washbasins, shower cubicles, and tiled walls. It removes soap residues, skin grease, and minor limescale.

HG shower & washbasin spray can be used without any problems on all materials, including marble and non-calciferous natural stone. 

How do you use HG shower & washbasin spray:

  1. Spray the surface to be cleaned.
  2. Leave the shower & washbasin spray to absorb briefly.
  3. Rinse off.

How to clean a shower screen: 3 tips

A glass shower door and glass walls are perhaps the most beautiful ways to screen your shower. There are a number of things you can do to keep your shower screen clean:

  1. After showering, dry the glass with a squeegee.
  2. Remove any soap residues with a tumble-dryer sheet.
  3. Clean your glass shower door or glass wall with cleaning vinegar. 

Do you have a blocked shower trap? View our tips.

Frequently Asked Questions about how to clean a shower cubicle

What is the cause of limescale and mould?

During showering, damp, and skin grease enter the shower cubicle. Soap residues also build up on the walls of the shower cubicle. Limescale is formed as water drops evaporate or dry in the air. 

How do I clean my shower cubicle?

You can clean your shower cubicle and keep it clean in various ways:

  • Ventilate your bathroom. 
  • Dry your shower cubicle.
  • Use a tumble-dryer sheet. 
  • Clean with cleaning vinegar.

Use a powerful shower cleaner, such as HG shower & washbasin spray.

Which HG product do I use to clean my shower cubicle?

HG shower & washbasin spray is the ideal every-day cleaner for washbasins, shower cubicles, and tiled walls. It removes soap residues, skin grease, and minor limescale. HG shower & washbasin spray can be used without any problems on all materials, including marble and non-calciferous natural stone.

How do I clean my shower screen?

There are a number of things you can do to keep your shower screen clean:

  • After showering, dry the glass with a squeegee.
  • Remove any soap residues with a tumble-dryer sheet.
  • Clean your glass shower door or glass wall with cleaning vinegar.

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