Apparently, I have no shame.
None. At. All.
Because first I showed you just how dusty, dirty, and messy my house was and now I’m showing you just how disgusting Grunt Labor’s shower
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To be honest, we had both lost all hope for this shower. Since we moved into the beloved foreclosure, its always been in pretty rough shape. I have scrubbed it with every cleaner and scrub brush known to man and it would remove the surface gunk, but not much else. I thought it was just permanently gross.
I was wrong.
It took one single tool to clean this disgusting shower up.
No chemical cleaners, nothing else, just good old fashioned steam.
Just so you know how gross this shower was:
And its mainly just on the right side of the shower – the other side hasn’t ever been as bad. Weird.
I started by filling the steam machine up with water.
I let it heat up for a little while.
And then I went to scrubbing.
I was pretty surprised at how easily it just cleaned up the shower pan. The gunk kind of just melted off.
There are two brushes, both came with the steam machine, that I used on the shower. I started with the small regular nylon brush (two nylon brushes come with it).
The nylon brush took off most of the gunk. When I got to some tougher spots, I put on the brass brush.
As you clean your shower, be sure to stop every once and a while and rinse away all the grossness that is collecting – you don’t want it to dry back onto the shower.
Yep, that’s the stuff you want to rinse away. Ewwwww.
I wasn’t really keeping track of the time, but I’m thinking it took me 20 – 30 minutes to really get the shower pan cleaned up good with the steam machine.
Here’s the after of that same area:
And a side by side so your mouth can really hit the floor:
I did not use the steam cleaner on the tile surround in this shower for one reason – its painted.
When we moved into the beloved foreclosure, we painted both my shower tile and Grunt Labor’s. I was a little worried the steam may make some of the paint peel off in his shower, considering some of it already has. However, I have used my HomeRight Steam Mop on the marble tile in my bathroom floor and it has been awesome for cleaning grout.
There was one spot in the shower pan that seems to be permanently stained.
See right there in the bottom right corner? That’s the only place I couldn’t really get it clean. I’m totally cool with that though considering how bad it was before. Grunt Labor and I thought we would be replacing his entire shower pan and tile surround sometime soon. Now, we are thinking that we may be able to just replace his tile surround since the shower pan wasn’t as bad as we thought! Save that money!
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