Who else thinks soap scum is the enemy of all homeowners?
This past weekend I decided to put my cleaning plan into action and eliminate the haze on
my shower doors that's from soap & hard water. I used the safe combination of baking soda and white vinegar to remove the soap scum. Then I applied Rain-X to the shower door glass to prevent this from happening again, or at the very least stop me from having to clean the doors as frequently.
I wanted to share this process because it worked better than I thought it would. You can view the blog post I put together at http://www.homerepairtutor.com/clean-shower-....
If you don't do anything else you should view the video. Not only does it walk you through everything I did it shows you one crucial action I forgot to take-comb my hair before filming! But I don't mind embarrassing myself for the Hometalk community.
A roof leak caused the plaster to crack in the ceiling area of my small bathroom about 2'-3" by 2'-10". I just hate to hire someone, if I could do the job. I know it is a lost art doing
plaster but I did repair a smaller job in my living room ceiling the size of a dinner plate many years ago and it still looks pretty good. Also, could someone give me some instructions in doing this job since I am really a novice. Thanks so much for any advice given.
Commented on Feb 17, 2012
Thank you Woodbridge Environmental for your advice. It will help me so much in determining
what I should do. I think a contractor will be the best way to go now after reading your post.
The pipe under the house leading from the shower is covered with soap that is as hard as concrete. There are signs under the house that the subfloor has water circles around the pipe
area. The plumber says I don't need a new pan just grouting on the tile in areas near the bottom of the shower. He told me to get in touch with a tile man who tells me that I do need a new pan and he would have to take out some tile in order to install the new vinyl pan. The house is 48 years old and the metal pan is as old as the house. Is the plumber right or the tile man? I am getting a 2nd opinion but it is with another tile man. Do the tile men just want to make money on a big job? I don't know which way to turn -- can someone help me?
Commented on Jan 29, 2012
Thank you so much Woodbridge and Atlanta Plumbing Plus. I have made up my mind now that it
truly is the pan I believe. The second opinion from another tile man said the same thing the first tile man said. It is the pan. I am getting both tile men to give me an estimate in putting in a new, vinyl pan, tile and plumbing under the house. Your answers to my problem has been so helpful in my making a decision.