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How to Clean Soap Scum

Soap scum build up can be a source of frustration for homeowners when cleaning their bathrooms. This cloudy glaze is very difficult to remove. Simply scrubbing with bathroom cleaner will not solve the problem. Cleaning soap scum is hard to do because it is composed of a variety of things including: mildew, hard water, mineral deposits, soap talc and body oils. Luckily Maid Brigade is here to help! Read on for tips on how to clean soap scum.

Baking soda is your friend when it comes to soap scum. Sprinkle a large amount of baking soda on a cloth or sponge, dampen and scrub. For tougher soap scum build up you can also try making a paste out of baking soda and vinegar. Let the paste sit on the stain and then scrub. The acidity in the vinegar will help break down the scum.

If you have stubborn soap scum that refuses to budge you can also try spritzing lemon juice on the stained area and then scraping with a tile scraper. Please note: do not use a tile scraper on granite, travertine or slate tile as it will damage the surface.

Once you have removed the soap scum from the shower, daily maintenance can help prevent future build up. After showering take a squeegee or a towel and mop off excess water. Of course way to ensure your show stays soap scum free is to hire Maid Brigade.

Our cleaning tips are here to help you keep your home in great shape in-between thorough cleanings. Allow Maid Brigade to handle the rest for you! For a FREE estimate, click here: Maid Brigade House Cleaning Estimate