You don’t clean your bathroom properly: Designer reveals the one area people always forget to clean — and it can lead to serious health problems
- Mom and fashion designer Liz Amaya in Brisbane listed the one place people forget to clean
- Seals should be removed and cleaned frequently to prevent mold from forming
The mum revealed the one place most people forget to clean is in their bathrooms.
Designer Elizabeth Amaya, from Brisbane, said people rarely take shower seals apart and clean the insides of them.
Focus on the bottom of the shower doors the next time they deep clean the bathroom, a mom-of-four urged.
If your shower never sparkles no matter how much cleaning you use, it’s likely because limescale, soap deposits, and mold have built up under the door.
Seals should be removed and cleaned as often as you clean the rest of the room.
Designer Elizabeth Amaya (pictured), from Brisbane, said people rarely unplug shower seals and clean their insides
Focus on the bottom of the shower doors the next time they deep clean the bathroom, a mom-of-four urged
“When was the last time you cleaned a shower seal?” Mother asked video Where I explained how to do it.
Elizabeth usually applies vinegar to her stamp and lets it soak for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
You can remove the seal by pressing it gently – but it will take some effort if this is your first time removing it.
Keep some paper towels on hand and be careful of your skin and clothes if you’re concerned about mold on yourself.
Once the sealer is removed, you can spray it with vinegar and water or a cleaner of your choice.
Make sure to use an appropriate mildew remover or bleach if the sealant is not very clean.
Allow the cleaner to soak into the seal while you focus on wiping the bottom of the door.
Spray some glass cleaner on the door and scrub off the watermarks and grime with a sponge.
If the seal is still dirty after rinsing off your cleaning solution, you can use an old toothbrush to get into the various nooks and crannies.
Make sure the tape is completely dry before reattaching it to prevent mold from forming.
How to clean a shower seal
The sealant is the plastic strip on the bottom of your shower door that prevents water from pooling in your bathroom.
- Remove the stamp by pressing it gently. It may take some effort if you’ve never done it before
- Spray the sealer with the cleaner of your choice and allow it to soak for 20 minutes
- Use an old toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies of the seal
- Clean the shower glass with a sponge while waiting for the seal to soak in
- Make sure the bottom of the door and the sealant are dry before reinstalling to prevent mold from forming
Make sure the tape is completely dry before reattaching it to prevent mold from forming
Many thanked Elizabeth for reminding them to clean the seals.
‘I need to do this!’ Mine becomes very disgusting.
“Oh my God, I’ve never done this. I’m scared to look.”
“Wait, is this coming up? I’m about to go and throw my shower.
“It makes such a difference, I need to clean mine.”
“The seal definitely gets a lot of buildup on it — very gross.”
What are the dangers of mold?
Leaving the shower screen dirty for long periods of time can cause mold to develop due to its proximity to moisture.
There are many negative effects of breathing in and being around mold:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Eye and skin irritation
- Inhaling mold spores can also trigger an asthma attack
Rarely, people get a mold infection called hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis leads to inflammation of the lungs
- Other symptoms include fever, cough, chills, and shortness of breath
source: Health New South Wales