How to Keep a Steam Room Clean

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The amount of humidity in a steam room causes havoc with the accumulation of mold and lime growth in grout, tile and shower doors and curtains. Cleaning a steam room should follow certain steps in order to enjoy the relaxing effect of a good, hot steam.

Things You'll Need

  • Cleaner
  • Six-inch nylon scrub brush
  • Start off right at the installation of your steam room. Proper ventilation keeps the mold growth down; inevitably with moisture and humidity, mold growth occurs in controlled environments. With proper ventilation, you prevent an abundance of mold. Prevention helps keep the cleaning away organic substance down to a minimum.

  • Clean the lime away by removing the water nozzles of the steam room and soaking them in lime solution or vinegar once a month. Lime solution acts faster, but vinegar is less toxic. Cleaning the nozzle helps maintain clean fixtures and full strength of steam at all times.

  • Pick a strong, yet soft, brush that uses an adequate amount of friction to scrub away the organic growth. Spread a germ-free standard cleaner on the surface, wait at least 10 minutes and scrub.

  • Rinse out all cleaning solutions and look for tough areas. Spot clean those areas to remove all accumulated scum. Then do one final, thorough rinse.

Tips & Warnings

  • Each time you brush the mold away, remember a complete cleaning with a disinfecting treatment goes the distance of maintaining a clean, relaxing steam room.
  • A 6-inch iron handle scrub brush with coarse nylon bristles works best.
  • If you have hard water, clean more often because mineral deposits occur more regularly.
  • Avoid making permanent blemishes in your steam room by using non-abrasive cleaners and scrub brushes.
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