How To Clean Shower Curtain
When deciding how to clean a shower curtain, you must first know what type of material the shower curtain is made from. Not every shower curtain is made from the same material. The water repellent liner is usually made of vinyl, cotton canvas or nylon, and the decorative curtain can be made of a multitude of materials. The decorative curtain should be cleaned according to the instructions on the care label; usually they are machine washable. These steps detail how to clean a shower curtain's water-repellent liner:
To clean a shower curtain, you will need:
- A scrub brush
- Mild laundry detergent
- Keeping the shower curtain liner clean and dry is important. Mold and mildew will grow on the liner if this is not done. Mold can grow on very short notice, so be sure to follow these guidelines.
- Allow the shower curtain liner to air dry after each use. Shake off as much water as possible after each use. Pull it closed so moisture can't collect in the folds of the shower curtain.
- When a shower curtain liner needs to be washed, it can be cleaned in the washing machine. Use hot water and a mild laundry detergent and use the gentle cycle on the washing machine.
- Remove the shower curtain liner from the washing machine promptly to avoid wrinkles. Shake and hang back in the shower. Do not place shower curtain liners in the dryer, this will damage them.
- If the care label does not recommend cleaning the shower curtain liner in the washing machine, it can be washed by hand. Take it outside and scrub it down with a scrub brush with a mixture of ten percent bleach with ninety percent water. This should remove stains and germs.
- Let the shower curtain liner air dry outside after you have rinsed it. Make sure to shake well and then hang it back in the shower. You now have a clean shower curtain.