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Unread 03-28-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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drying shower after each use

How many people actually dry there shower after each use?
and how important is it to do so?
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Unread 03-28-2008, 10:19 AM   #2
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I don't. I have a one-piece acrylic shower.


Besides, my housekeeping staff picks up after me....
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Unread 03-28-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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Unread 03-28-2008, 03:30 PM   #4
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Based on the number of calls we take about shower walls with hard water deposits, I'd have to say not enough.
I know that squegee and wiping and making sure the shower walls are dry is an extra step that nobody wants to do but it does makes a difference. Soap scum will wash off but the minerals left behind after water evaporates is a bit more difficult. The minerals (mostly calcium but it depends on your water) will wash off with a mild acid... no problem unless you have marble, limestone, travertine or (heaven help you) onyx walls. Those are calcium stones, the minerals are pretty much the same and the acid that cleans the deposts off also wipes out the surface of the stone.
The glass shower door with the white build up on it that we all know is the same thing... thats what building up on your shower walls....
I used to charge $1000 to $1400 to light hone and repolish a basic 3 wall shower and tub deck.... most of my customers were people who used the wrong product trying to clean off mineral or soap scum build up....
After they paid that once they got Squegee religion!
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Unread 03-28-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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I'm totally in the John Bridge camp and completely dry the shower walls, floor and door after every shower. It still looks like new after more than a year except on the floor right under a dripping soap dish where it needs a little extra attention every once and awhile.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 05:12 PM   #6
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Not ever.

Not once.

What the heck would I do with 2-3 sopping wet towels?

Now, the cleaning lady, I presume, does something with this shower once a week, but I'll never know.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 05:53 PM   #7
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It's good to keep a squeegee close by, if nothin else. That's usually what I tell my customers.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 08:09 PM   #8
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I squeegee the window/glass and spray the Tilex..........thats about it.

I know my corners are caulked and the pan was done right, so I'm all good !
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Unread 03-28-2008, 08:19 PM   #9
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I can see where it would help but I'm not in the habit of drying the shower walls. My kids like using my shower, no need me drying it if they aren't and I know they won't.
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Unread 03-29-2008, 01:24 AM   #10
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Had a lady that wanted me to "freshen up" her grout in a shower...it was a little faded, but aside that, the tile, floor, walls and fixtures looked almost new....but old-style. I asked her if it had been rebuilt and was told it was original, and about 35 or 40 years old! She said they always take their used towell and dry it down after use. It shows!
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Unread 03-29-2008, 07:16 AM   #11
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We quit using bar soap & use liquid soap in a bottle & that has helped tremendously. I have cultured marble & I clean it with pledge & that helps too. I don't imagine you could use pledge on tile though.
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