How to clean shower seals?

How to remove black from shower seals?

The bathroom being a humid environment, it is normal that in the long run one notices the appearance of black stains and mold stains, particularly on the joints of the shower. Indeed, the tile joints are made of a porous material, which facilitates the proliferation of mold.

Although there are products on the market designed for this purpose, these often contain chemicals that can be toxic. If you have a problem with mold stains on your shower grout, and prefer more natural options, try one of our tips for cleaning and whitening shower grout.

1. White vinegar to clean shower joints

Because pure white vinegar has mold-fighting properties, it’s the ideal ingredient for cleaning tile grout as well as the silicone grout around the shower.

  • Pour white vinegar into a glass and add a tablespoon of liquid dish soap
  • Mix well, then apply this mixture on the joints of the shower
  • Leave on for a few minutes before scrubbing well with an old toothbrush.
  • Rinse and let dry

In the end, clean, white and mold-free shower joints!

3. Clean shower joints with baking soda and vinegar

For a natural and effective shower grout cleaning solution:

  • Mix 100 milliliters of pure white vinegar and 4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • Pour everything into a spray bottle and apply this solution to the tile and the silicone joint
  • Leave on overnight, before scrubbing with a toothbrush and rinsing with clear water

You can use this baking soda and vinegar recipe to whiten bathroom joints naturally as well as tile joints.

4. Clean shower joints with baking soda and lemon juice

To properly clean and whiten shower joints:

  • Make a paste with baking soda and a few drops of fresh lemon juice
  • Using a small brush, scrub the joints of the tiles and the silicone around the shower well.
  • Rinse with clear water and let dry to finish cleaning the joints

5. Lemon and salt to clean the joints of the shower

To whiten and deodorize shower joints:

  • Simply rub them with half a lemon that you have sprinkled with coarse salt
  • Leave on for fifteen minutes before rinsing

6. Clean shower joints with soda crystals

Soda crystals are very effective in cleaning shower joints thoroughly. Protect your hands as well as your eyes, and:

  • Mix 125 grams of soda crystals and 600 milliliters of hot water
  • Dip an old toothbrush in this cleaning solution and scrub the shower joints
  • Rinse well and let dry

7. Clean and whiten the shower joints with Blanc de Meudon

To properly whiten shower joints, use Meudon white. To do this:

  • Combine 100 grams of Blanc de Meudon with 4 tablespoons of water
  • Apply this mixture to the shower seals, and let it act for at least 1 hour
  • Rinse with clear water and let dry to finish cleaning the joints

8. The clay stone for cleaning shower joints

The clay stone is an excellent ecological alternative to cleaning products on the market. To use it to clean shower joints, simply sprinkle it on a damp sponge, and rub. Then, rinse and let dry.

9. Remove Black From Shower Grouts With Bleach

The joints of the tiling and the silicone joint are dotted with unsavory black spots? Spray them with undiluted bleach, leave on for a few minutes, then rinse with plenty of water.

If this treatment is not enough, start again but add a step:

  • Spray bleach on the seams
  • Let it act for a few minutes
  • Scrub the joints with a small brush before rinsing

10. Clean and whiten shower seals with toothpaste

A very simple way to clean and whiten the joints of the shower if they are not too dirty, is to use whitening toothpaste.

Just apply it to an old toothbrush and scrub the joints of the shower before rinsing well with plenty of water.

11. Hydrogen peroxide to clean moldy shower joints

To properly clean and whiten moldy shower seals, as well as silicone sealant:

  • Mix equal parts water and hydrogen peroxide
  • Pour everything into a spray bottle and spray the disinfectant solution on the joints of the shower
  • Scrub with a small brush, and rinse

12. Homemade Shower Grout Cleaner Recipe

This recipe for shower grout cleaner combines ingredients known for their effectiveness:

  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap
  • ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide

Mix everything in a spray bottle. Spray the entire surface of the tiles and shower joints, leave to act for ten minutes. Finally, rub with a sponge or a small brush before rinsing thoroughly.

Despite all your efforts, you can’t properly clean or whiten the joints in the shower? It may be time to remove and replace the silicone and tile sealants.

Replace the silicone gasket: arm yourself with a razor blade or a flat screwdriver and gently scrape under the silicone seal to loosen it. Be careful not to damage the bathtub and the tiles!

Once all the silicone has been removed, clean the area well and allow it to dry completely before applying a new silicone sealant.

Replace tile joints: this task is long and arduous, but with the right tool, you will succeed. Get a scraper specifically designed to remove grout, protect the tub, and scrape grout from shower tiles.

When all the seals have been removed, pass a damp sponge and let dry. It will then be time to replace the tile cement.

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