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How to easily remove dirt and mold from a shower curtain: life hacks

Alina MilsentLife
What to use to wash off dirt and mold on the curtain

Shower curtains protect walls and floors, as limescale is usually caused by hard tap water. If not washed regularly, the curtains can become a breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens that lead to mold.

Curtains are also often covered with plaque or even rust. The Express publication shares tips on how to wash away dirt and mold.

A study by Safe Home found that shower curtains contain 60 times more germs than toilet seats.

"Shower curtains may not seem that dirty at first glance, but they accumulate a lot of bacteria that eventually cause mold," said cleaning experts at Daily Poppins.

The best way to clean curtains is by hand. One readily available ingredient will help you quickly clean and disinfect the surface.

Step 1. Remove the curtain from the rod and fill the bathtub with warm water. Add ¼ cup of baking soda and a little laundry detergent to the water.

Step 2. Mix the ingredients until foamy and soak the curtain in the bathtub. Then rinse it under running water. It is better to dry the curtain in the fresh air.

You can also use a homemade spray. Fill a spray bottle with warm water and liquid soap, then squeeze half a lemon into the mixture. Spray the solution directly onto a damp or dry shower curtain and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Wipe the surface with a damp sponge.

Periodically wash the entire curtain with hot water using a shower head. Bathrooms should be well-ventilated so that all surfaces can dry. Excessive humidity is the main cause of bacterial growth and reproduction.

Experts do not recommend using chlorinated bleach - it can cause yellowing of the curtain and even damage the outer layer of the material. When machine washing, add white vinegar along with a small amount of detergent. This is a natural and environmentally friendly alternative to bleach.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how often you need to clean the bathroom.

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