Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink. It's something that you should be saying if you're on a boat in the middle of the ocean, not in your bathroom. You don't want the water from your shower spreading out to the rest of your bathroom, especially not in an RV. With the limited space, cleaning up the mess would be frustrating and the water could potentially cause harm to your flooring. No one wants either of those things. With a proper shower base, you can avoid them.
Built to provide a boundary between your shower and the rest of your bathroom without creating a wall or taking up too much space, an RV shower pan is the perfect solution for an RV. They give your shower a solid bottom without taking up the space that a tub would. You need all the space you can get in your RV, which is why even choices like these are important. Not only are they space-saving, though. Shower floor pans are also an attractive addition to your bathroom, adding a clean boundary for your shower and helping the rest of your bathroom stay clean as well. With the lips on the side of the pan, you don't have to worry about water leaking out everywhere. With the lightly textured material of the pans, you don't have to worry about slipping and sliding everywhere, as you would with tubs. Getting an injury while on vacation is not the activity you were hoping for, which is why even things like your shower safety need to be taken into consideration. Your shower should be a place of relaxation and comfort, not slipping and sliding. With the light textures on the bottom of the pan, you can relax safely and comfortably.
Water Leak Effects
When water leaks out of your shower, your bathroom can be negatively affected. While there is the obvious water on the floor that you now have to clean up, there are other effects that don't spell long life or sanitation for your bathroom.
When water leaks onto the floor, it begins to develop a musty smell. Most people don't want their bathroom to smell like an old basement but this smell is just a hint of the problems to come. Mold may also develop outside of the shower, especially in the corners. Mold is not only unattractive, but it can also be dangerous. Your bathroom should be a place of sanitation and comfort, not of avoiding the walls and corners (or ceiling and floor) of your bathroom. If the mold has seeped into the tile, it can become a costly thing to repair. Even past mold, though, water leaking into your bathroom can cause loss of structural integrity in your walls, floors, or ceilings. Your floors could develop dark stains and feel spongy when walked on, the drywall on the walls could start to bubble, warp, or even deteriorate, and the ceiling may start to stain or droop. These are expensive problems that, even past aesthetic appeal, can cause a safety risk if not treated properly or defended against. Even outside of the bathroom, water leaks can cause stains to develop on those other rooms that share a wall or floor, spreading the problems to other areas. If the water in your shower is not being used for the shower but is leaking out, your water could be used up faster as well, impacting how much water is left for the rest of your faucets.
Water damage in your bathroom is not something to be ignored. To defend against these problems, make sure you have a proper shower boundary and curtain or door to keep the water in and controlled.
Easy Ways to Clean Your Shower
If you want to keep your bathroom looking nice, you need to clean your shower as well. Unfortunately, the shower tends to be the most frustrating and uncomfortable place to clean. We've compiled a few tips and tricks for you to use so that this chore is less of a hassle.
Rinse first - Get rid of excess grime and hair by spraying off the inside of your shower even before cleaning. This makes washing stuck-on dirt and grime easier plus cutting off some unnecessary cleaning time. If your showerhead is not detachable, try filling up a bucket to reach the walls. If you don't want to rinse, try using steam instead.
Wash the Shower Door/Shower Curtain - If you don't have a retractable shower door or a pleated door, you probably have a curtain. You could try to clean this curtain by hand but this could get old fast. Instead, try throwing the curtain into a washer with a few old towels. The towels will do your work for you while washing. Just make sure not to put the curtains into the dryer; hang them up to dry instead. To avoid mildew on your curtain, try soaking it in a bowl of water and salt. If you want to avoid mold and mildew from developing at the bottom of the curtain, try trimming it to just above the bottom of the shower floor so that it doesn't drag around in extra water.
Cleaning the Showerhead - For a dirty showerhead, try filling up a sandwich bag with 2 teaspoons baking soda and half a cup of vinegar and attach it to your showerhead. Turn on the water to fill it up a little and leave it to rest overnight. The next day, the grime should easily come off.
Keeping the Shower Cleaner - Install a second curtain rail next to your current curtain rod and hang baskets to store shampoo and other shower bits in. This will keep your ledges and shower surfaces clean of clutter and cleaner for the future. Also, try keeping a dishwashing sponge filled with soap handy in your shower for a quick clean. This makes keeping your shower clean an easy feat. Buying a squeegee is also a great way to wipe off the extra water from your shower door and keep them clean for longer. After showering, you can also shake the extra water off of your shower curtain to keep it looking good for longer. Finally, make sure you turn on the fan while or after you are showering to keep as much moisture as possible from sitting around in the bathroom.
Cleaning the Shower Walls - To make light cleaning of the shower floor, try using a mixture of one part water and one part vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray this on the shower walls to remove soap scum. Dry them off with a microfiber towel to keep away streaks and watermarks.
Natural Cleaning - Combine a quarter cup of salt with a grapefruit that's cut in half to scrub away grime from the shower. For chrome fittings, try using lemons cut in half to scrub it like a sponge. Just rinse off and see them shine!
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