How to Clean a Plastic Shower Liner

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What You'll Need
Stiff bristle brush
Shower cleaner
Replacement shower liner

A plastic shower liner can become dirty over time. That includes the build up of mold and other bacterial growth that left untreated, will become unsightly and pose a health hazard. To address the problem of mold build up on your plastic shower liner, you need to keep it clean on a periodic basis.

This article outlines the steps, tools, and materials needed to clean a plastic shower liner. By following these simple steps, you will abate the growth of bacteria and keep your shower liner clean.

Step 1 - Purchase Cleaning Supplies to Clean Shower Liner

Purchase a sponge, stiff bristle brush, commercial bathroom tub and shower cleaner, and an ammonia based cleaner. These supplies may already be around your home as part of your regular cleaning regiment.

Step 2 - Remove the Shower Liner

Remove the shower liner by detaching the rings that hold it in place. Unclip each of the rings and carefully place them in a safe place so that they can be used to rehang the shower liner. Examine the shower liner carefully once it has been removed from the shower rod to determine whether it is torn or ripped. If there are any holes or rips in the shower liner, throw it in the trash and purchase a replacement.

Step 3 - Clean the Shower Liner

As you examine the shower liner for holes, rips, and tears, you will notice either a white powdery substance or small black dots. They indicate mold, mildew, and lime. Clean these stains immediately using the bathroom tub and tile cleaner and a damp sponge or stiff bristle brush.

Apply the bath and tile cleaner to the shower liner, completely saturating all of the areas that are covered in the mold and mildew stains. Allow the cleaner to sit on the shower liner for a moment before using the brush or sponge to scrub the area thoroughly.

Step 4 - Rinse the Shower Liner and Reinspect It

Rinse the shower liner with water and inspect it to determine whether you have removed all of the mold and mildew. You may need to repeat Step 3. Once you complete this step, reattach the shower liner to the shower rod.