How to clean a shower curtain

November 03, 2019
shower curtain

When was the last time you cleaned your shower curtain? It’s probably something you barely think about, but the truth is that a shower curtain spends 24/7 in the most germ-ridden room of your home. Washing your shower curtain at least once a month is a good idea. So how do you get a clean shower curtain? Read on to find out.

How to Clean a Fabric Shower Curtain

Fabric shower curtains can begin to smell musty and develop a film if not washed periodically. If you have a fabric shower curtain that is machine washable, throw it in your washing machine with a couple of towels to even the load weight. Add about 1/4 cup of laundry detergent with 1/4 cup of baking soda and wash on a regular cycle with warm water. For a heavily soiled curtain, add 3/4 cup of white vinegar to the first rinse. Most fabric shower curtains are safe to machine dry on low heat.

How to Clean a Plastic Shower Curtain

Plastic shower curtains can be a bit more tricky to clean. It’s best to hand scrub any mildew spots on the curtain using gentle dish soap and a soft sponge. After treating all stains, put the shower curtain in the washing machine with about 1/4 cup of laundry detergent and 1/2 cup of bleach using the lowest temperature water setting. After the cycle finishes, hang the clean shower curtain up to dry.

Let the Experts Handle It

If you’re unsure if your shower curtain is machine washable, or you don’t want to risk damaging it, let the professional dry cleaners at Utopia Cleaners handle it.  We can safely and effectively clean your shower curtain and get it back to you quickly. When in doubt, trust the experts and take it to us!

Utopia Cleaners will also clean your other household items such as bedspreads, comforters, sheets, and table linens. We provide a free dry cleaning pickup service.  Schedule a pickup today!