Get Rid of Soap Scum: Tips That Will Make Your Bathroom Sparkle Before the Holidays

Do you want your bathroom to sparkle and look new before the holidays? If so, then the following tips will help. You don't need expensive products or a lot of time to remove soap scum from your bathroom. All it takes is a little bit of elbow grease and knowledge on how to clean the different surfaces in the room properly. 

The following tips will help you to remove stubborn soap scum from your bathroom without any hassle in time before Christmas!

Store-Bought Cleaners

Some popular commercial cleaning products have cracked the code on soap scum.  They're effective and can be found at your local dollar store, grocery stores, drugstores, or superstores. 

A great cleaner that gets rid of soap scum is Bar Keepers Friend. It can be used on glass and tile along with fiberglass, plastic, porcelain, or even metal surfaces in your bathroom.

Borax is another effective cleaner that can remove soap scum from your bathroom. Just mix it with water and leave the paste on for 15 minutes before scrubbing it off.

Do-It-Yourself Cleaners

If you want to use something more natural, then why not try baking soda and vinegar? 

  • Simply mix the two together in a paste and apply it to your tile or glass. 
  • After a few minutes, you can scrub the surface clean with an old toothbrush or sponge before rinsing it with water.

Another cleaner that you can make is a baking soda paste for the tub or shower. 

  • Just mix two parts of baking soda with one part of water.
  • Then, apply the paste to your shower or tub and leave it on for 30 minutes before scrubbing it clean. 
  • Lastly, rinse it away with warm water and enjoy your sparkling tub or shower!

Use Some Elbow Grease!

You can also remove soap scum simply by using some elbow grease. Rub the surface with a wet pumice stone or scrub brush before rinsing it with water. You can also use a wet sponge or cloth to wipe away the soap scum. 

Hire a Cleaning Service to Scrub Away Soap Scum For You!

If the tips mentioned previously are not enough to remove all of the soap scum in your bathroom or maybe you want a break from cleaning before the holidays, then you may need to hire a professional cleaning service. 


At Sponge & Sparkle, we have the necessary equipment and team of experts to get rid of soap scum and make your bathroom sparkle again! Give us a call at (404) 633-9652 or email Raina@Spongeandsparkle.com for more information regarding our cleaning services.

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