Maintenance Tips for Your Replacement Shower: Keeping It Clean and Functioning Efficiently

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Maintenance Tips for Your Replacement Shower: Keeping It Clean and Functioning Efficiently

Congratulations on your new replacement shower in Bellevue, NE! To ensure it stays clean, functional, and beautiful for years to come, regular maintenance is essential. Follow these expert tips to keep your replacement shower in top condition.

 

  1. Daily Cleaning Routine:
  • Use Mild Cleaners: Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage surfaces. Opt for mild, non-abrasive cleaners suitable for your shower materials, such as acrylic, fiberglass, or tile.
  • Wipe Down Surfaces: After each use, wipe down the shower walls, doors, and fixtures with a soft cloth or squeegee to remove water spots, soap scum, and residues.
  • Clean Grout and Seals: Regularly inspect and clean grout lines and seals to prevent mold and mildew growth. Use a grout brush and mildew-resistant cleaner for best results.

 

  1. Preventing Buildup and Clogs:
  • Hair Catchers: Install a hair catcher or drain cover to prevent hair and debris from clogging the drain. Clean the catcher regularly to maintain proper drainage.
  • Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners: Chemical drain cleaners can corrode pipes and damage seals. Use a drain snake or plunger to clear minor clogs and seek professional help for stubborn blockages.

 

  1. Addressing Hard Water Issues:
  • Use Water Softeners: Consider installing a water softener to reduce mineral buildup and scale deposits on shower surfaces. Soft water is gentler on your skin and helps preserve the appearance of your shower.
  • Vinegar Soaks: Periodically soak showerheads and fixtures in white vinegar to remove mineral deposits. Simply fill a plastic bag with vinegar, secure it over the fixture, and let it sit overnight before rinsing.

 

  1. Protecting Glass and Metal Finishes:
  • Squeegee After Use: Use a squeegee to remove excess water from glass doors and metal finishes after each shower. This prevents water spots and mineral buildup, maintaining clarity and shine.
  • Apply Protective Coatings: Consider applying a protective coating or sealant to glass surfaces and metal finishes. These coatings repel water and contaminants, making cleaning easier and prolonging the life of your shower components.

 

  1. Professional Inspections and Maintenance:
  • Annual Inspections: Schedule annual inspections with a professional to check for leaks, sealant integrity, and any potential issues with plumbing or fixtures.
  • Prompt Repairs: Address any leaks, drips, or malfunctions promptly to prevent water damage and costly repairs. Professional plumbers and technicians can diagnose and fix problems efficiently.
  • Proper Ventilation: Ensure adequate ventilation in your bathroom to reduce moisture buildup. Use exhaust fans or open windows during and after showers to prevent mold and mildew growth.

 

By following these maintenance tips and investing in professional inspections and repairs as needed, you can enjoy a clean, efficient, and long-lasting replacement shower in your Bellevue home.

For personalized guidance and expert assistance, call Custom Bath & Shower at (515) 206-8180 to schedule your initial consultation and get a free quote. Our team is dedicated to helping you maintain a beautiful and functional shower for years of enjoyment.

 

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We are very pleased with Custom bath & Shower. The salesman and the installers were nice and knew what they were doing. Installation crew was on time, cleaned up after themselves and did a professional job.
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Our shower install was April 12, 2022. James and his crew arrived early am and finished by 5p.. We are very pleased . The crew was very professional and it was a very pleasant experience. I had a couple of concerns but James answered my questions and everything went very smooth.
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The best install I have ever been around and the nicest people I have been around. I will be glad to tell people we know all about Custom Bath & Shower. It’s the best shower I have ever seen!! Great, great, great!!!
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