How to Clean Your Shower Knobs

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What You'll Need
Clean cloths
Paper towels
Glass cleaner
2 empty spray bottles
Distilled vinegar
One small lemon
Cold water
Scrub brush

Day in and day out, it is common knowledge that your shower gets a real workout, especially the shower knobs. Whether they get covered in soapy bubbles, soap scum, shampoo, conditioner, or even hard water stains, the shower knobs need to be cleaned often. Luckily, there are some simple and painless ways to get the shower knobs spic and span.

Be aware that there are some shower knobs that are made of various materials, including plastic, Plexiglas, or even metal, which may have specific requirements for cleaning. Depending on the material, read the manufacturer’s suggestions for cleaning or taking care of.

Step 1 - Wipe the Shower Dry

Ensure that the shower is dry before beginning the steps below. Doing so will make getting into the shower to clean the knobs easier for you and drier.

Step 2 - Choose your Cleaning Spray

If you have a store-bought glass cleaner or bathroom cleaner, spray the knobs thoroughly. Leave the solution long enough to penetrate the grime.

If you prefer using homemade or natural cleaning ingredients to clean your shower knobs, make your own. Mix equal parts of distilled vinegar and cold water into the second spray bottle and shake it vigorously to blend the mixture. Thoroughly coat the shower knobs and let the mixture sit until it begins to dissolve caked-on products. You can also use lemon juice and water.

Step 3- Get Scrubbing

Use a wet sponge or small kitchen scrub brush to scrub the loosened grime from the knobs. The harder the bristles on the brush, the better.

Step 4- Rinse

Rinse the solution on the knobs using either one of the spray bottles filled with clean water. If you have a detachable showerhead in the shower, you can use it to rinse the cleaning agent instead. Coldwater works best.

Step 5 - Dry and Shine

Use a clean cloth or paper towel to dry the shower knobs.

Step 6 - Reap and Repeat

As time goes on, daily shower usage is bound to accumulate again. If this happens and you notice a lot of dirt or faded looking knobs, repeat the cleaning process. Hard water and soap make their marks over time.