Adam Cleaning Logo on Dark Background
Our Tips & Tricks

Remove Built Up Soap Scum with Vinegar and Salt

May 25, 2024

Remove Built Up Soap Scum with Vinegar and Salt

The Bane of Bathroom Bliss

Oh, the trials and tribulations of a sparkling clean bathroom – it’s a never-ending battle, isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve conquered the grime and gunk, that pesky soap scum rears its ugly head, taunting you from the corners of your tub and shower. But fear not, my fellow cleaning enthusiasts, for I have a secret weapon in my arsenal: vinegar and salt.

It all started a few weeks ago when I noticed my once-pristine shower door was starting to look a little…well, let’s just say it had seen better days. The telltale hazy film had crept in, and I knew what that meant – soap scum had struck again. As the self-appointed bathroom czarina of my household, I was determined to find a solution that was both effective and, more importantly, easy on the wallet.

The Vinegar and Salt Showdown

That’s when I stumbled upon a tip on the Reddit forum r/Frugal. Apparently, the dynamic duo of vinegar and dish soap could work wonders on that pesky soap scum. I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical at first – how could something so simple pack such a powerful punch? But hey, I was strapped for cash, and desperate times call for desperate measures, right?

So, I gathered my trusty spray bottle, filled it with a mixture of 1 cup of distilled white vinegar, 1 cup of water, and 1 tablespoon of dish soap. Then, I got to work, spraying the solution liberally on the affected areas, from the shower door to the tiles and even the faucets. I let it sit for about 20-30 minutes, allowing the vinegar and soap to work their magic.

The Reveal

When I came back to inspect my handiwork, I was utterly amazed. The soap scum had practically melted away, leaving a sparkling clean surface in its wake. I couldn’t believe my eyes! It was like a miracle had happened right there in my own bathroom.

But wait, there’s more. I decided to take it one step further and create a baking soda and vinegar paste to tackle any stubborn spots. I mean, if the liquid solution could work that well, just imagine what the power duo of vinegar and baking soda could do.

I mixed a few tablespoons of baking soda with just enough vinegar to create a thick, spreadable paste. Then, I applied it to the particularly stubborn areas and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with an old toothbrush.

The Final Verdict

Reader, the results were nothing short of miraculous. That built-up soap scum that had been taunting me for weeks? Gone. Vanished. Wiped clean with the simple, yet mighty, combination of vinegar and salt. I couldn’t believe my eyes as I admired the sparkling, pristine surfaces of my bathroom.

From that day on, I’ve sworn by this dynamic duo for all my soap scum-related woes. It’s the perfect solution for those of us who want to keep our bathrooms looking their best without breaking the bank. And the best part? It’s all-natural, so you can feel good about what you’re using.

So, if you’re tired of scrubbing and scrubbing, only to have that stubborn soap scum come creeping back, I urge you to give vinegar and salt a try. Trust me, your bathroom (and your wallet) will thank you.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to Adam Cleaning – they’re the local cleaning experts here in Nottingham, and I’m sure they have a few more tricks up their sleeve to keep my bathroom looking its absolute best.

Continue Reading
New Posts
Why choose us

With Adam Cleaning, you can expect a team of trained and skilled professionals dedicated to providing top-notch cleaning services. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and commitment to excellence, ensuring every space we clean is left sparkling.


Your satisfaction is our top priority. That's why all our services come with a satisfaction guarantee. If you're not completely happy with our work, we'll make it right. That's the Adam Cleaning guarantee.

Total Solution

No matter your cleaning needs, Adam Cleaning is your total solution. From carpet cleaning to ironing services, end of tenancy cleaning to garden cleaning, we offer a wide range of services designed to make your life cleaner, simpler, and more enjoyable.

Adam Cleaning White Logo

Sparkling Spaces, Satisfied Smiles.


1 Caxton Close Nottingham,
United Kingdom