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post #1 of Old 03-01-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Plastic shower units

Anyone ever get one of those really clean?

"Queen of Clean" Linda Cobb says to spray the unit down with hot vinegar, let sit for 20 mins. and scrub with more hot vinegar and a scrubby pad.

I tried that and it sort of worked. Soap scum came off beautifully and quickly after I started using some soft cleanser on my scrubber.

Anything better for using in the field? Typically running to the kitchen and nuking chemicals isn't feasable with professional cleaning time constraints. (I did the above for a friend's move-out clean. Shower and tub were coated with dull soap scum but white and pristine once I figured out what worked. I'd really love to be able to do that for my clients at work.)
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I have done a couple move-out cleans and i have found that the tubs and showers are usually in bad shape, most of the time in these kinda cleans you have to use the hard chemicals.
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If it is extremely stained, vinegar might not completely take the residue out.
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I have done a couple move-out cleans and i have found that the tubs and showers are usually in bad shape, most of the time in these kinda cleans you have to use the hard chemicals.
What hard chemicals are OK to use on that type of surface? Im talking about fiberglass, I guess. Those solid, usually dull and porous from age, one-piece non-porcelain shower tub things.
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I use Tilex soap scum remover, you may have to apply let sit 5 min or so then use a sponge with a scrubber on one side then rinse apply again depending how bad the build up is.
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Tilex, yuk.

I work for a low-end chain -- the hardest stuff we have for deep cleans is degreaser and bleach cleanser. I guess I have to sneak a bottle onto the job bc there is no time to spend more than a half hour scrubbing any one thing.

Most of the time, we just leave bad soap scum on fiberglass alone, because once a patch starts coming off, the unit looks like crap till the whole thing is clean. I hate having to leave things dirty, but the folks who use us are by and large satsified with what they get for the money they want to spend.
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Thanks for the info guys! I will try this!
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Thank you so much for this information.
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Fiberglass Cleaner

I have used a commercial product called Shower Klean. It's a pink colored spray and it's wonderful on fiberglass tubs and showers and tile. For a really scummy tub I use it undiluted. It's powerful and you need good ventilation. But it saved me hours in scrubbing. The gunk and build up just washed right off. I can find out who makes it but right off I don't even know. I just buy it at a local janitorial supply place.
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lets not forget that we provide cleaning services but not renovation
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I read you post. This is informative and helpful....
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