Here’s how to avoid bacterial colonies from invading your shower

If you’re like me, sometimes it feels like I have to set up a separate budget just to keep up things in my bathroom. One of those things: the shower liner. It seems like it’s always a challenge to keep it clean and free from mold and “that pink stuff.” Turns out, there are a few ways to maintain a new liner after every shower so that you don’t have to keep buying them over and over again.

Our expert Rick Douglas, Owner of Minit Maids, shared a few tips with us that’ll help maintain the shower liner in your bathroom.

Cleaning a Shower

Tip #1: The material of the liner makes a big difference 

Rick says when you’re picking out your new liner, make sure it’s made out of polyester. Avoid the plastic kind that can bunch up and deteriorate quicker. Fabric liners can also be thrown in the washing machine for an extra clean in case you start to see those bacterial colonies (the “pink stuff”) start to buildup towards the bottom.

Tip #2: Run your bathroom’s fan for 15 minutes

Following your shower be sure to run the exhaust fan in your bathroom for at least 15 minutes, especially if you have a bathroom without a window you can crack. This will help keep the extra moisture out of the room so it doesn’t linger and cause problems. Also, make sure your shower curtain is fully open so it can air-out.

Tip #3: Mix water and vinegar to use as a cleaning solution

It’s a tip we’ve heard and used before! Combine 50/50 water and vinegar in a reusable bottle. Spray the solution on the liner and in the shower at least once a week. Vinegar is universal for helping to clean and will help break down some of that potential build-up.


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