Choosing a shower remodel in Phoenix is an exciting upgrade for your home and your family. A sparkly new shower can help to modernize your bathroom and give it the luxurious feel you’ve always dreamed of. Once you have the shower of your dreams, though, it’s up to you to keep it looking like new.
Maintaining your shower remodel is easier than you’d think. When you work with professional contractors like JMG Contracting, you’ll know that your shower was remodeled using the highest quality materials that are made to last. Your shower can continue to be a focal point in your bathroom with a bit of shower knowledge and a good cleaning regimen.
Here are a few tips for how to keep your shower remodel looking like new for years to come.
1. Create a Cleaning Schedule
While there are plenty of ways you could go about cleaning your newly remodeled shower, we’ve found that the best way is to create a cleaning schedule. This schedule is best done on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Though it may seem like an exhaustive schedule to keep up with, the more often it’s done, the less work that needs to be done.
Who wants to wait until their shower looks unrecognizable to give it a little maintenance? The goal is to keep your shower looking as good as the day your remodel was complete, and cleaning it often is the best way to do that. If cleaning isn’t really your thing, you could always hire local cleaners to complete this task. All that matters is that it gets done.
When you clean your shower every week or every other week, you’ll find that there isn’t much time for dirt and mildew to build up. It’s the simplest way to avoid it ever losing its visual appeal. Your shower will stay looking like new and you’ll continue to feel the benefits of a clean and sleek new shower.
2. Pay Attention to Details
One of the benefits of working with professionals for a shower remodel in Phoenix is their attention to detail. A complete design/build experience is performed for homeowners having their showers remodeled, and customers are even taken to handpick their own materials. After so much work is put into the remodeling process, it’s then up to you to also pay attention to detail when it comes to maintaining the work.
When cleaning, it’s important not to overlook any part of the shower. While the shower floor may seem like the most obvious portion to pay attention to, you should also be inspecting your shower head regularly. If you have shower curtains, you’ll need to do more than give them a quick glance after showering. During your cleaning process, you should be taking them off completely and cleaning each side of the curtain. Doing these little things will ensure that your shower remains free from hidden mildew.
3. Keep Moisture Levels Low
Of all the rooms in your home, your bathroom is likely exposed to the most moisture. Showers and baths are taken daily by multiple members of your family. Water sits in your toilet all day, and the sink is used for brushing teeth and handwashing. No wonder so many people choose a blue theme in their bathroom. It’s filled with water, and so much water can contribute to high levels of humidity.
Excess moisture in the air can lead to issues like mold and mildew forming in your bathroom, especially in your shower. These things can cause an unpleasant odor, lead to water-related damage on your shower surfaces, and even cause health problems over time. Luckily, there are a few things that can help you avoid these issues and keep your shower remodel in tip-top shape.
Ensuring that there is proper ventilation in your bathroom is one way to decrease moisture levels. This can include open windows, window fans, or ceiling fans that can help move humid air away from the bathroom. You can also have ventilation installed during your remodel. Keeping doors open when your bathroom isn’t in use can be helpful too, especially shower doors. If your shower door can remain open when it’s not in use, it will prevent moist air from being trapped and help prevent mold from growing.
4. Invest in Better Cleaning Supplies
If you’ve never had a stash of quality bathroom cleaning supplies, now may be a good time to invest in some. Good cleaning supplies don’t have to break the bank, but if you’re starting from scratch, you should prepare to spend enough to get some essential cleaning items. Quality sponges, a good cleaning solution, a squeegee, a pair or two of gloves, and a gentle cleaning brush are a good place to start.
A variety of cleaning supplies can be helpful to have on hand, but remember that there are also some things that are already available to you. During your shower remodel, you can opt to have a removable shower head. This will allow you to give your shower a good rinse to rid it of any soap or shampoo left over from a shower. Take advantage of this and rinse off any residue as soon as you see it.
5. Use a Squeegee Daily
While a deep cleaning should be done every week or so, there are also small cleaning tasks you can take on each day. They don’t take more than a minute or so and can make a big difference in the overall appearance of your shower. This is especially true if you have any glass surfaces. Glass surfaces provide a sleekness to your shower that is unique, but just like windows, they need a little extra care.
Keeping glass surfaces free of smudges will contribute to the new look and feel of your shower. This can be accomplished by using a squeegee after every shower. A simple squeegee can get rid of those watermarks left behind in a clean sweep. Doing this every day will also allow you to spend less time cleaning those surfaces at the end of each week and maintain a flawless-looking shower.
Just getting started with your shower remodel in Phoenix? Reach out to the expert team at JMG Contracting. We’ll work with you from design to completion so your bathroom remodel is everything you want it to be right from the start.