How to clean your shower curtain and liner

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Do your shower curtains not look as nice as they did when you took them out of the package? Do they have mildew or mold spots? The shower is the ultimate place of getting clean. Why try to get clean by taking a nice hot shower if the shower curtain is filthy? 1st Source Servall is here to provide you with a short list to follow to get both your shower curtain and liner looking brand new.

You may think that shower curtains and liners do not need to be cleaned that often because they get clean everytime you shower, right? Wrong! Shower curtains should be washed at least once a month. Pick a day on your calendar every month that you will wash your shower curtain and/or liner. If you have a more humid home you may want to wash it more than once a month. Replace you liner once every few months, or sooner if it is torn or ripped.

When shower curtains and liners are not washed regularly they will form mold or mildew build-up. The more humid the room is the faster the mildew will grow. To slow down the growth you can spray your shower curtains and liners in between washes with a half water and half vinegar solution. The vinegar solution will help prevent mildew and mold from growing.

Once you start seeing some mildew or just know your shower curtain is in need of a good clean, follow these few steps to get it looking great:

  1. Toss in the washer along with some white towels. The towels are used to scrub the curtains dry.
  2. Add the regular amount of detergent and ½-1 cup of baking soda to give it an extra cleaning boost.
  3. Wash in the hottest setting.
  4. At the rinse cycle, add ½-1 cup of distilled white vinegar. Adding the vinegar will slow down the process of mildew and mold growth.
  5. Hang dry.

If you follow all of these steps and you still see mildew spots on the curtain or liner, all that means is that is it time to toss the old shower curtain and pick out a new pretty one.

 


Thank you for reading! We hope this blog is helpful for your shower curtain and liner cleaning questions!  Check out our website to find any appliance repair parts you may need. Have a question, tip, or comment?  Leave it for us below!  Be sure to like and share this post and subscribe to the 1st Source Servall Blog to receive regular updates.

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