Glass shower doors add an element of elegance to your bathroom. Soap and scum can build up on your glass shower door over time, making them look dull and dingy. There are simple ways to keep your shower doors clean. Below are some shower door cleaning tips:
Clean Your Glass Shower Door Regularly
The easiest way to keep your glass shower door clean is by preventing grime from building up. Use a squeegee to wipe down your shower door every time you use the shower. Keep a squeegee in your bathroom and remind every household member to wipe the shower door down.
Clean your glass shower door at night after the last person has bathed. Cleaning your glass shower door after a bath may help make your work easier because the steam generated by hot water as you shower loosens the grime on your door and surrounding areas.
If you wipe your glass shower door after use, you may only need to deep-clean it every few weeks. As you deep-clean, scrub the shower door thoroughly and get into those hidden areas you may have overlooked during your daily wipe.
Remove Hard Water Stains From Your Shower Door
Hard water leaves tough stains on glass shower doors which may not come off when you squeegee your shower door. Many homeowners use white vinegar to remove hard water stains on a glass shower door. White vinegar may not work on stains that have been sitting on the door for a while.
Try using a lemon dipped in salt to scrub away tough saltwater stains. Spraying your shower doors with lemon juice helps prevent hard water stains from accumulating. Apply a water-repellent spray to your glass shower door every time you clean it to prevent hard water stains from forming.
Choose a Glass Door With a Protective Coating
There are shower doors with a protective water-repellent and stain-resistant coating. They can help prevent hard water stains and limescale build-up on your glass shower door. If you already have shower doors, do not replace them. Treat them with a protective coating that repels stains and grime and does not come off as you clean your shower door.
A glass contractor can advise you on the best glass shower door options for preventing hard water stains and dirt. They may also direct you on where to get a glass treatment solution for your shower door.
Clean Soap Scum off Your Shower Doors
Soap scum can accumulate on your glass shower door when you don’t wipe it after every shower. It leaves your shower door with white spots that make it look unappealing. White vinegar is an effective natural cleaner for removing soap scum from glass.
Mix equal amounts of white vinegar and dish soap and spray the solution onto your shower doors. Let the solution sit on your shower doors for a few minutes, then wipe the doors with a squeegee or non-abrasive sponge. Use a towel or a dry microfiber cloth to remove any smudges that may be left on your shower door. You can also mix water and baking soda to create a paste for removing soap scum. Apply the paste to a sponge and use it to scrub your shower doors, then rinse and dry the glass.
Use the Right Cleaning Supplies
Rinsing off your shower doors with water is not enough to keep them clean. Some supplies you may need to keep for your shower doors include:
Microfiber cloths are absorbent, which makes them effective for wiping water off glass shower doors when you don’t have a squeegee. A microfiber cloth is also effective for removing any tracks or smudges you might leave on your glass door after using a squeegee.
There are several glass cleaning solutions on the market. These solutions help remove oil, scum, and other gunk that may accumulate on your glass shower doors. You can also make natural cleaning solutions at home, like equal parts of lemon juice and water, white vinegar and water, or a baking soda and water paste.
Enjoy Stain-free Glass Shower Doors
Glass shower doors add natural light to flow throughout your bathroom, helping it look larger and brighter. Keeping your glass shower door clean lets you enjoy your bathroom’s brightness. If you recently installed a glass shower door or are considering installing a new one, consult a glass expert for more tips to keep your doors clean.