Several months ago we remodeled our master bathroom, but when our costs exceeded our budget we had to leave the tile in the tub and shower area.
We have had this tile for 25 years, and although it is in very good condition, it was in need of a deep cleaning. It has water stains from hard water, and these are very difficult to remove. I tried several cleaners found in the grocery store which claimed to remove hard water spots and soap scum. Unfortunately, none of them were satisfactory.
What worked for me were the Mr. Clean MagicReach Scrubbing Tub and Shower Pads. The pads come in an orange colored package, and they are shaped like the bottom of an iron. The pads work with the Mr. Clean handled scrubbing tool. It has a blue rubberized end, and the tip of the pads fit over the point of the pad. The two square ends tuck into a round grabber on the base of the rubberized pad.
Once the shower pads are locked into place, you then wet them to activate the cleaning ingredients that are contained in the pads. The Mr. Clean MagicReacg Scrubbing Tub and Shower Pads are made with a rough textured surface, which scrubs the shower and tile walls. The pole helped me to reach the top of our tiled walls, which are much taller than I.
When I first started using the pad, it was full of foam, but after a while it became dry when only one fourth of my shower tile walls were scrubbed, so I had to run it under water a couple more times to make it wet enough to finish cleaning my entire shower.
After you have cleaned the tub or shower, you then need to rinse the surface with water. If you have a shower had with an attached hose, this works the best. Otherwise you will have to splash water from a bucket onto the walls to remove the soap and the dirt.
I was very pleased with how well the Mr. Clean MagicReach Scrubbing Tub and Shower Pads work. I also like the fact that they have very little odor. The other hard water cleaners I used had very strong scents, and I had to ventilate the bathroom because I kept coughing when using them. I also like the fact that these contain no phosphates, which are harmful when they get in our waterways.
When you are done with your cleaning, you toss the pads, (you cannot flush them down the toilet). These pads can be used in a variety of ways. As I stated, you can use them for cleaning shower walls, but you can also use them to clean your bathtub, shower door, faucets, or other dirty surfaces.
If you find the job of cleaning your shower walls stressful and challenging, you might find the Mr. Clean MagicReach Scrubbing Tub and Shower Pads very helpful. They left my shower tile shiny and looking like new!