Regular exposure to water and soap will have your shower curtain liner looking grimy rather quickly. While you can certainly try to clean a shower curtain liner, it’s better to just buy a new one and wash your shower curtain, assuming it’s made of some kind of washable fabric. Has it been a while since you’ve changed or cleaned your curtain or liner? And how do you know when it’s time for a change?
Replace your Shower Curtain Liner At Least Once a Year
Shower curtain liners get grimy so slowly that you often don’t realize how badly they need to be changed until you put a new one in. Modern shower curtain liners are inexpensive and incredibly clear. You might want to buy a small stack of them at once just to have plenty around. Many have magnets in the bottom so the curtain sticks to the edge of your tub instead of blowing into your legs as you shower.
Unless you live in an exceptionally dry climate and have an impeccable habit of closing the curtains after every shower, your curtain liner will probably need to be changed within a year. Mildew grows and soap scum accumulates over time, making the curtain hazy and even stiff. Hard water environments make curtain liners dirty up even faster.
To fight mildew and soap scum, you can mix equal parts vinegar, dish soap and water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray your liner after a shower and dry it off with a towel.
How Often Should You Wash a Shower Curtain?
Your shower curtain should be part of your regular laundry rotation, but not with the same frequency as your favorite shirt, for example. A shower curtain should take a trip to your washing machine or the laundromat once a month. It does brush back and forth on the ground all day long, and moisture is bound to get on it from either steam or the regular shower water. If that water doesn’t dry quickly, your curtain can become a breeding ground for bacteria.
Call Maui Pumping For Septic System Help
Your shower is either linked to an on-site waste management system like a septic system or a cesspool, or it is connected to your local sewer. Maui Pumping offers services for every kind of waste management system, so if you have a problem or just want an inspection, call Maui Pumping today at 808-871-7867.