Get Rid Of Bathroom Soap Scum

One of the common problems in bathrooms is the development of soap scum. It gives your bathroom an unaesthetic look, and if you do not clean it immediately, it will be difficult to remove.

If you live in the Midwest, you know a thing or two about hard water. It is defined by its high concentration of calcium and lime content, and when hard water evaporates, it leaves behind a layer of residue that can be incredibly difficult to clean. When this residue is left to build up in your shower or sinks, you can have a real problem on your hands.

Detecting soap scum and eliminating it from your bathroom is not an easy task and may require a tile and grout cleaning services in Omaha.

Get Rid Of Bathroom Soap Scum

How to identify soap scum?

To identify soap scum, just look for white and foggy areas on your tile or stone. If it has come into contact with dirt, soap scum will have a brownish color. To increase the gross factor, reports suggest that soap scum creates a rich microbial bio-film that contains pathogenic bacteria.

How to remove soap scum?

You may have read thousands of DIY recipes to get rid of soap scum in your bathroom. While they may help you remove soap scum, you may have to tackle other problems as well. Most of these recipes recommend the use of acidic or alkaline cleaners which will remove soap scum but will also damage your grout over time.

You are also using the very same water that deposited the minerals in the first place. As much as you try to move quickly to clean and dry the grout and tile, that water still has time to penetrate the grout’s pores, only compounding the problem. That’s why a grout cleaning service is so important.


There is nothing like a little prevention to keep problems at bay. The best way to remove soap scum from the shower is to prevent it from developing in the first place. With just a few easy-to-follow tips, you can forget about seeing soap scum in your bathroom again!

One of the culprits behind soap scum buildup is your soap bar, as it leaves residues. Instead of using soap bars, change to liquid soap or body wash. Both your body and shower will appreciate it.
Another thing you can do is keep a squeegee in your bathroom. Use it to dry your shower, bathtub, and sink after using them. It will only take a couple of minutes of your precious time and will prevent serious problems.

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