Glass shower enclosures add to the aesthetic value of the bathroom. They have grown in popularity in recent years as many homeowners have developed the taste of minimal hardware that gives your bathroom a spacious look. Frameless glass shower doors are shower doors without frame that creates cleaner and less cluttered look. To maintain the appeal, it’s important to clean your shower door glass regularly.
How Does Glass Shower Door Get Dirty
Hard water is high in minerals. When hard water mixes with soap it leaves stains on your shower glass called as soap scum. These stains are easy to clean but if left for prolonged time, it can damage the pristine look of your glass. Glass is also porous so hard water minerals can cause corrosion.
There are easy ways to help remove soap scum from your shower door glass for it to look spotless:
It’s the most demanding way to keep your glass shower in a pristine condition. You and everybody at home should commit to a daily routine of using squeegee after shower. Start from the top corner of your shower door with a tad bit of pressure onto the squeegee as you drag it down the glass. Repeat the process until all the droplets are removed from the door. Make sure you’re squeegee doesn’t leave rubber marks while cleaning.
2. Natural Remedies
Lemon Juice Juice from lemons is not acidic but has cleaning power and smells better. For soap scum build up you can combine 3 tablespoons of lemon juice with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the glass door and wait for 5-10 minutes before cleaning it with a rag or microfiber cloth.
Vinegar and water This is the most inexpensive and easy way to clean your shower doors. Mix vinegar with some dish soap and water. Transfer the solution to a spray bottle and coat the shower doors. Let it sit on the door for five minutes. For tough stains spray more solution on the affected area for better results. Rinse the solution with a clean rag or wipe it off using a paper towel. Make sure you are using a non-abrasive material while cleaning to avoid streaks on your door.
Cornstarch Spray the solution of cornstarch mixed with one cup of vinegar and dish soap on your shower doors. Wipe the solution after 5- 10 minutes for a sparkly glass door.
Grapefruit and Salt Soap scum and grime can be cleaned with grapefruit. The citric acid in the grapefruit along with salt will get rid of tough stains. Cut the fruit in half and mix with salt before applying it to the shower doors.
3. Dryer Sheets
The dryer sheet not only softens your fabrics but will also help remove the soap scum. Damp a dryer sheet and use it to scrub down the dry glass shower door.
4. Cooking Spray
Add a light coat of cooking spray over your shower door. Wiping it away after couple of minutes will create an invisible coat of oil that will keep soap scum and hard water stains away.
5. Water Repellent Liquids
Vehicle glass cleaners that repel rain can also be used on your shower doors. Spray a small quantity and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. The water will roll off the glass door minimizing your overall cleaning effort.
6. Proper Ventilation
Moisture will settle in bathroom surfaces if they are not properly ventilated. Leaving the bathroom door open after a shower will allow air to circulate and help in ventilation. If you have a vent, consider turning it on before starting the shower.
7. Essential Oils
Use essentials oils with hot water and spray it on your glass shower door. Along with the aroma, the shower doors will be clean.
8. Commercial Cleaners
There are several glass cleaners in the market that help clean tough stains which natural cleaners won’t be able to remove. Make sure you are using gloves to protect your skin when cleaning with these solutions. Avoid using scouring pads, sharp instruments that can harm the glass coating.
Follow these tips for spotless shower glass door. At Allied Glass & Aluminum Products Ltd. you can find the best frameless glass shower doors in Victoria, BC. We can replace your cloudy looking glass shower door and give it a shiny clean look. Get in touch with us today for more information on glass shower custom designs and installation services.