Doing it this way ensures we are being efficient, effective, and safe. We take time to select the correct cleaner to reduce surface damage, fatigue, and needless surface wear from over scrubbing. We use the gentlest yet effective soaps and tools to extend the lifespan of the bathroom surfaces and increase cleaner safety. Employing strong caustic acids, heavy abrasives, and sharp scraping or scouring tools all take years off surfaces’ usable life, damage the environment, and should only be used as rare shock treatments in the cases of extreme neglect. Or simply put, Less is More!
Our 2 stage scrub process greatly reduces the needless expenditure of energy heavy scrubbing areas that don’t need it. It also reduces the wear on the shower tile and grout that is being needlessly scrubbed as well, extending the life of grout sealants and tile appearance.
HOW WE CLEAN SHOWERS AT MAID BY DESIGN
MINIMAL HARD WATER STAINS WHEN CLEANING GLASS SHOWER DOORS
- First apply a phosphoric acid cleaner like Grip, on the scratchy side of a non-scratching sponge to apply the product onto the glass.
- We use a rinsing cup full of water (when a sprayer is not available) with the sponge to loosen the cleaner then pour water onto the glass until all the cleaner has been rinsed off.
- The last step in cleaning shower doors is to use a squeegee to dry the glass and leave it sparkling clean.
MINIMAL SOAP SCUM ON SHOWER WALLS.
We use Hydroxipro half strength and a Magic Eraser to scrub the walls, then rinse. Together these 2 products make for a great soap scum remover combination.
MOLD & MILDEW IN SHOWER GROUT
If you detect mold and mildew in a shower, use a grout brush with hydroxipro to get any surface mold off. Next we leave a small amount of bleach from a bleach pen behind.
FOR HEAVY BUILDUP OF SOAP SCUM & HARD WATER STAINS IN SHOWERS
- With the scratchy side of the sponge we layer Grip onto all shower walls and glass doors. Let sit at least one hour.
- With a magic eraser, plastic scraper and Hydroxipro half, we scrub and scrape all soap scum and water stains off walls and glass. Then we rinse with water, squeegee the glass doors, dry the floor with a microfiber towels.
In the house cleaning industry efficiency is very important to save the customer money and get the job done as quickly as possible. It is also important to keep the hard work down to a minimum, so we don’t wear our technicians out. I have found that using a phosphoric acid cleaner can accomplish both of these tasks. The acid can get through the scum and dissolve the hard water quicker than anything I have used. Saying the word acid makes some people cringe, but if you are knowledgeable in its use you should have no problem. The acid we use does not cause harm when getting on the skin, if you rinse the area thoroughly. You must wear eye protection.
Be careful when using bleach! Bleach is a corrosive that can damage fabrics and when inhaled can cause lung problems and can cause eye irritation (use safety glasses). We use it in as small of doses as we can, when we find mold in a shower we clean it as best we can and leave a small line of bleach from a bleach pen behind .