Machine Wash a Plastic or Vinyl Shower Curtain

When washing a plastic or vinyl shower curtain, it is important to use the gentle cycle and warm rather than cold water. Otherwise the shower curtain can get torn or cracked. Cold water makes vinyl stiffen up, so it damages more easily. Warm water makes it flexible and elastic.
Put a few towels or rugs together with your curtain and add a half cup of detergent and the same amount of bleach. Adding rugs creates a “scrubbing action” on the surface of a shower curtain which helps to remove the contamination much more effectively.
This method will help you to get rid of mold, mildew, soap scum, and even hard water spots on your shower curtain. Once the washing machine has completed its full cycle – your shower curtain is ready to come out like new!

How to Remove Mold and Mildew Stains From Polyester Shower Curtains

Oftentimes, shower curtains come in different material, make and type – polyester being one of the most common. Given that shower curtains are in constant contact with water, they are predisposed to get stained, whether as a result of mold build up or due to mineral deposits that come from hard water. Polyester materials need special maintenance and care as they are made from delicate petroleum based fibers that may melt if exposed to extreme temperatures.

Shower curtains serves a variety of purposes in the bathroom, for example preventing water from splashing out when you are taking your shower, thus they become a breeding ground for the harmful as well as difficult to remove mold and mildew. Mildew is a kind of a mold that develops in dump environments, for instance on the frequently wet shower curtains. When mold spores, which more or less are always found in the air, land on humid surfaces, they instantly start to grow.
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