How to clean bathroom tiles and remove limescale

How to clean your bathroom

Bathroom surfaces can easily accumulate grease, dirt from the skin, soap residue, and limescale from the water. This can make tiles, shower screens, and taps look cloudy, stain tile grout, and breed microbes. Thankfully, the more often you clean these surfaces, the easier it is to remove the dirt, so you can once again enjoy a fresh and clean bathroom.

But how often does the shower need cleaning? The answer depends on how much you use the bathroom. Usually, it's enough to clean it every week, with a more thorough cleaning at least once a month.

Cleaning the tiles and tile grout

On this video, the Joo Kodit cleaner Jessica will show you an easy way to clean your bathroom tiles.

1. Start by mixing your cleaning solution in a bucket. Add some all-purpose cleaning liquid to the water according to the instructions on the bottle.

If there are lots of limescale stains in the bathroom, choose an acidic cleaning agent rather than your normal all-purpose cleaner. Grease stains and red mould, on the other hand, come off easiest with an alkaline cleaning agent. However, it's best not to mix different cleaning agents together. If your bathroom has both limescale and grease stains, it's best to clean the bathroom twice with two different cleaning solutions and rinse the surfaces in between.

Don't forget to check the dosage and instructions on the packaging of your cleaning products. Some strong agents might require neutralisation after use.

2. Wet the surfaces with water.

3. Clean the tiles with a sponge or soft brush dipped in your cleaning solution. Clean the grout, too, but avoid scrubbing too much, as grout is easily damaged – and damaged grout is even harder to keep clean.

4. To clean the silicone joints at floor level, use a soft sponge or a cloth dipped in soapy water.

5. Rinse all surfaces.

6. Finish off by drying the walls and floor with a squeegee.

Removing limescale from the tap and shower screen

Has your previously clear and bright shower screen turned cloudy? No worries, that's easy to fix. Let Jessica show you how.

Your best bet for removing limescale from your shower screen and taps is a cleaning stone.

1. Wet the surfaces.

2. Soak a sponge and swirl it on the cleaning stone until it starts foaming.

3. Wash the shower screen and tap with the sponge.

4. Rinse thoroughly.

5. Dry the surfaces with a squeegee and a cloth.

How can I keep my shower clean for longer?

Do you need some cleaning relief? Our top tip: Your shower tiles, floor, and screen will stay cleaner much longer if you dry them with a squeegee after every shower. Try it out today!

P.S. Next, why not check out our instructions for cleaning the shower drain here.