Tips for Cleaning Glass Shower Doors

February 21, 2020 2:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Dirty shower doors can be a real buzz kill, and damage the aesthetics of your bathroom. Soap scum in particular tends to build up on the glass walls and doors of a shower. Knowing this, it’s important for you to know how to properly clean the glass on your bathroom doors and walls so you can keep them sparkling clean and transparent.

Here’s some information about cleaning frameless shower doors in Santa Fe, NM.

Methods of cleaning the shower door

There are several ways you can clean your shower doors and remove soap scum.

One common method is to use vinegar. Mix one part white vinegar with one part dish soap (with grease-fighting properties) in a spray bottle. Simply spray the glass door, let the solution set and drip down into the shower, then use a cloth rag to scrub the surface after letting the solution sit for a bit. Once you’ve scrubbed it out, you can completely dry it with a clean rag.

You can also use an ammonia solution to clean the glass surfaces. Once again, you create the mixture in a spray bottle, but this time combining one part ammonia with three parts water. You can then spray the surface of the soap scum-affected areas with a fine mist. While the surface is still wet, you can then use a scrub brush to loosen up the soap scum. Rinse the surface and allow the solution to run down the drain, then completely dry it.

Finally, you can clean with baking soda. Mix borax and baking soda with water and form a sort of paste, which will act as a natural abrasive. (Abrasive materials make for great cleaners.) Then, use a slightly damp sponge to apply the paste to the glass, which will loosen the scum, before you rinse it away. Dry the surface completely after rinsing.

Regardless of which method you use, it’s important to take some preventative measures after you’ve cleared the soap scum. Keep the spray bottle with whatever solution you use inside the shower, and consider a quick scrub after every use. The water that’s already running can be used to rinse the glass, and then you can squeegee away the remaining water after rinsing.

You can also help prevent soap scum by using liquid soaps or body washes instead of soap bars. These types of soap will be more diluted, so they’re easier to rinse away. The reaction liquid soap has with hard water is also different than the reaction solid soap has, so if you know you have issues with hard water, you should try to move away from bar soap as much as possible. Just make sure you steer clear of oily products, or at least make it a point to clean the shower after using them.

Always dry out the shower after each use; a squeegee will make this so much easier. Leave the door open to allow air to flow in, and leave the fan on.

For more information about cleaning frameless shower doors in Santa Fe, NM, contact the team at Santa Fe Glass & Mirror today.

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