You might think one way to avoid soap scum in a bathroom by not allowing anyone to use soap and water. Well, this is not the solution anyway. You must know, soap scum happens when the fatty ingredients in bar soap react with the material in water and cling to surfaces.

Hard water source cause more soap scum. When the scum buildup hardens, removing it can be difficult. Here is how cleaning experts remove such buildups from bathroom surface, fibreglass shower, glass shower door. Here’s how professionals work to remove soap scum from the bathroom-

  • Natural Stone Tiles: Natural stone in a bathroom can give you a luxurious spa-like feel with natural baths and tiles. Depending on the stone type, the soap scum or water spots can be a problem. However, it’s a fact to remember that commercial soap scum remover should not be used on natural stone. The abrasive nature of the cleaners can damage the finishes leaving a dull look behind. Why not opt for natural stone cleaners? Weekly use of natural cleaners from professional tile and grout cleaning in Canberra can prevent the excessive buildup of soap scum.


  • Glass Shower Doors: There are plenty of cleaners that are known to remove soap scum from glass shower enclosure. The main trick is to follow the product direction and let the cleaner sit for an hour before rinsing it away.
  • Metal and Sink Fixtures: Soap scum and water spots show up early and very clearly on the metal shower heads and faucet handles.


  • Stainless Steel Fixtures: Undiluted distilled white vinegar is the best to erase the soap scum and mineral deposits. For crusty shower heads, use a plastic bag with vinegar and attach the bag over the fixture using a rubber band.


  • Fabric and Plastic Shower Curtains: To clean plastic liners and shower curtains, nothing can beat the distilled white vinegar and plain water mixture. Arrange a container filling this mixture and submerge the plastic curtain entirely in it. Allow it to soak for at least 8 hours, then clean it with regular detergent and hang for drip dry.


  • Ceramic Tiles: Be it porcelain tubs or glazed ceramic tiles, its hard finishes make the soap scum removal easier than other finishes. If necessary, you can use commercial soap scum removers or home-made solution using distilled vinegar and baking soda.


  • Brass and Oil-Rubbed Fixtures: Be it bass or oil-rubbed bronze finish, they are intended to change over time. Experts recommend to follow the manufacturer’s care instructions since a few cleansers can damage such surfaces. Hence, cleaning professionals in Canberra always suggest testing the cleaning product on a hidden part so that even if the damage happens, it will be hard to spot.

Be it a bathroom tub or tiles, scrubbing it can never be in someone’s wishlist. With right bathroom cleaning supplies, products, tools in hand, professionals can execute the entire work with zero hassles.

So, why wait? Rejuvenate your bathroom today with professionals!

Author's Bio: 

The author is associated with a cleaning company in Canberra and specialise in Tile and Grout Cleaning. With the passion of writing, the author writes articles and blogs to make users aware.