How do I clean soap scum off tile in shower?

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How to I clean soap scum off tile in shower? Getting it prepared for new grout and want it all super clean before sealing.

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Aug 07, 2019

    Kristin....I have used steel wool (very fine and gently) as well as a hardware razor! Good luck!

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Aug 07, 2019

    Forget scrubbing! Use a soap scum remover such as scrubbing bubbles or lysol power bath. Spray it on and let it sit for several minutes. Use a terrycloth rag or a nylon scrubby to spread the cleaner evenly across the surface. After several minutes, rinse off. If you are prepping for new grout, I would squeegee dry.

  • Lana Hassell Lana Hassell on Aug 07, 2019

    Well, this is a first. I have to disagree with one of my Hometalkers. I would never use those items on tile. There are fantastic commercial cleaners for the job you want to do. If it was just a routine cleaning, I would say, grab the white vinegar, because it does a wonderful job getting soap scum off. That is what I use. So, there you have 3 items to choose from. You might want to use the white vinegar as a final wash down, no matter what you choose. It is really good. 🌹💖😘

    • Kristin Edinger Craig Kristin Edinger Craig on Aug 07, 2019

      Thank you! There is no visible soap scum as I regularly clean it but I just want to make sure it’s super clean before it’s re sealed. No mold or mildew either, it’s just time to redo as it looks like there are some deterioration of some grout.

  • Laura Pittman Laura Pittman on Aug 07, 2019

    Bleach cleaner and a toothbrush! Comet with bleach works, too. I spent almost 20 years cleaning professionally for high end customers, and there's really no easy way! Hope this helps.

  • Ginger the farm gal Ginger the farm gal on Aug 07, 2019

    Wet dryer sheets gets soap scum off, Awsome with water also gets it off. May also want to spray with mold and mildew cleaner.

    • Kristin Edinger Craig Kristin Edinger Craig on Aug 07, 2019

      There is no mold or mildew and really no visible soap scum I just want to make sure it’s super clean before new grout & seal 😊

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 07, 2019

    Lysol Power Scum cleaner in the blue trigger spray bottle with a Magic Eraser or a scrub brush.

    Wet & forget shower for a slower, no scrub solution. You can use 2x a week to accelerate the cleaning process then once a week to keep it clean.


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