A glass shower door is no doubt aesthetically pleasing. However, it can be a pain to keep clean. Hard water stains, mould, mildew, and soap stains can mean having to spend hours cleaning glass shower doors; no wonder a lot of homeowners have opted to use shower curtains instead of having to clean frequently. If you have your heart set on a glass shower door but not looking forward to the drudgery of cleaning it, then you might be interested to read our cleaning hacks for glass shower doors below.
But First, Why Is There a Need to Clean Frequently?
Do you know that soap and hard water build-up can damage glass shower surfaces over time? These types of build-up not only give your glass shower door a cloudy look but can cause permanent etching of the glass surface. Cleaning is your best defence to prevent this.
Clean with Microfibre Cloth and Squeegees
Because glass can easily get scratched, you’ll want to use materials that can easily wipe away dirt and grime while being soft enough to glide over a glass surface. A squeegee’s flat rubber blade can cut cleaning time in half for flat surfaces while you’ll surely appreciate how effective microfibre cloths are for hard to reach areas such as tight corners and beneath door handles. Both are easy to clean and restore plus can last a long time if stored properly.
Clean with Daily Shower Cleaners
One of the easiest ways to maintain glass shower doors is to prevent dirt and grime build-up by using daily shower cleaners. You can even make your own daily shower spray by mixing together half a cup each of rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of liquid dish soap. When mixed together and sprayed on a glass shower door every day or every other day, you’ll hardly need to deep clean by the end of the week!
Make Sure to Deep Clean
No matter how outwardly clean your glass shower door is, it can’t be denied that it is in a mostly damp and humid environment that makes it a good home for bacteria and mould. Having it deep cleaned once a month should be on your cleaning list. If you’re moving to a new home, deep cleaning bathrooms is a must too.
Try Natural Cleansers
If you have family members with sensitivity to commercial chemical cleansers, you may want to try a natural cleanser for your glass shower door. You can make your own by mixing baking soda and water for an all-natural degreaser in paste form. Make sure to mix vinegar with your rinsing water to make your glass shower door shine!
Prevent Stains on Glass Shower Doors
With all your hard work cleaning glass shower doors, you won’t want your efforts to go down the drain. You can use water-repellent products that are mostly used for windshields to keep your glass shower door looking clean for longer. You probably already have products like this stashed in your garage so don’t shy away from using what you have. Additionally, you can get rid of bath products that contain talc because those are the ones that leave soapy residue most of the time.
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