Hard Water and Soap Scum on Your Shower Walls?

For those of you who don’t know, I clean houses about four days per week. Just a cleaning a day. It pays the bills, I get some good exercise in, and most of them are just a few minutes away from my house.

I’ve been doing this for nearly twelve years now and even had my eldest daughter doing it until she decided she preferred an office job.

Ugh…office jobs. The only office I like being in is my own, writing books.

But that is a story for another day.

I have a client that I recently took over from the afore-mentioned eldest. I had cleaned their house once and scrubbed and scrubbed at these awful hard water and soap scum stains on their shower doors.

I’ll tell you, if I had any input on building products, I would immediately eradicate glass shower doors. Make those suckers opaque, because glass looks pretty only when a shower is never used. Otherwise, it has water marks, soap drips, the works.

When I cleaned it last, I scrubbed again at the water marks. They were a cloudy white and covering the lower half of the glass door and walls. Ugh!

But today I had an idea that I tried out and was absolutely amazed at how well it worked.

Baking soda and a scrubbie sponge. That’s it.

How I wish I had taken before pictures! But I never dreamed it would work so well. I just sprinkled the baking soda onto the scrubbie side of a sponge and got to work. A quick rinse and then a wipe down with a microfiber and this shower is looking MILES better.

I can’t wait to try it on another client’s house that has hard water stains. I hope it will have as much of an effect.

Meanwhile, I hope my clients from today’s cleaning like their sparkling shower!

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