Getting Rid of Mildew
Published on: June 24, 2010
Everybody hates mildew in the bathroom. One way to get rid of it is to use a degreasing agent and lots of elbow grease. Get a good alkaline soap scum remover at a janitorial supply store or dissolve a handful of automatic dishwasher detergent in a bucket of warm water. Cover the affected area completely and let your cleaning solution soak for at least 15 minutes. Do it right after a shower when the walls will be wet. After soaking, use a stiff scrub brush or a white, nylon-backed scrub sponge to clean the walls. You may need to soak and scrub a couple of times to get rid of
all the build-up. Then rinse well with clear water. If the problem is severe, or you simply don’t have the time to deal with it, call your local Chicago maid service. Our Chicago Maid service includes an intense bathroom cleaning. We’ll get rid of all that nasty mildew in a jiffy.
Although we would love for you to use our Chicago Maid Service, our first priority is for you to have a spotless home, so to prevent your soap scum problem from becoming too severe, scrub water off shower walls and doors after every use or wipe them down with a towel. For tile walls or frosted shower doors, apply a light coating of lemon oil periodically to help prevent build-up. For a porcelain tub, apply a light coat of boat or car wax to the sides (never the bottom) of the tub.