There’s nothing like the magic of sparkling clean glass shower doors. When done well, it is inviting and compelling – making your entire experience a delight. Unfortunately, it can be a bit of a challenge to keep it clean when you have people using it all of the time. This is especially the case with the shower door.
Your glass shower doors are often the most visible surfaces in your bathroom and it’s something that sets the tone for the rest of the bathroom. As such, you should be looking to keep it as clean as you can if you want to maximize your bathroom’s potential. Luckily, there’s a step-by-step process to clean glass shower doors and in this article, we’re going to run you through it piece by piece.
The 5 Steps to Cleaning Shower Doors Like a Pro
1. Splash all the Surfaces with Water on your Glass Shower Door
The first step is to splash a layer of water onto the glass shower doors to remove any residue that is hanging on after your shower. This can include hair, dirt, and a wide variety of other unwanted intruders. A quick rinse will get rid of most of this and prepare the glass for the onslaught that is to come.
2. Spray White Vinegar onto the Glass
The next stage is to remove some of the grime that might have collected on the glass shower doors. Decant some white vinegar into a spray bottle and coat the class generously with it. Once you’ve covered every inch, leave it to do its thing for at least 10 minutes. And you can leave it for even longer if you think that it needs a bit of extra attention.
You can also use lemon if you’d prefer. Cut a lemon into two equal pieces and rub it all over both sides of the glass. The acid in the juice will perform similarly to the vinegar and it will react with the baking soda that is coming in the next step. One benefit of this is the lemony-fresh fragrance that will permeate your bathroom as a result.
3. Scrub the Glass with Baking Soda
Once the vinegar has infiltrated the grime, you can dip a scrubbing sponge into baking soda and start to vigorously rub the glass. The combination of the abrasive baking soda and the acidic vinegar will work together to rid the glass of the scum and residue that the initial rinse couldn’t get to. You don’t need a lot of baking soda here, just enough to create the abrasive component that you need. Less is more.
4. Rinse the Shower Glass Doors again
Now you can rinse again with water to wash off the cleaning ingredients and you should see that the glass is much cleaner than it once was. It’s also a good idea to use a squeegee to remove most of the water droplets left by this second rinse.
5. Dry the Glass and use Glass Cleaner to Polish Up the Shower
The final step is to use a cloth to dry the glass so that it returns to its sparkling best. It’s also a great idea to use a glass cleaner for shower doors to add that extra magic that will leave your family and your guests speechless.
Tips and Tricks to Enhance Your Shower Door Cleaning
If you’re looking for some extra bonus tips and tricks, we’ve got you covered. Keep these in mind and you’ll always have amazingly clean glass shower doors:
1. Keep a Squeegee in the Shower
Most of the difficult water spots appear on glass because water droplets are allowed to dry there. The best way to avoid this happening proactively is to use a squeegee after your shower to wipe the glass and remove any lingering water droplets. It just takes a minute and it will make the world of difference for when you eventually come around to cleaning the shower glass.
2. Water Softeners can be very helpful
If you live somewhere where you get hard water coming out of your taps, you’ll probably find that you get much more mineral build-up on the glass of your shower. Installing a water softener in your home will radically reduce this and minimize the amount of elbow grease you need to clean your shower.
3. Don’t forget your Shower Door Tracks
As you’re cleaning your shower doors you also want to make sure that they’re working as well as they can. To do this, you’ll also want to clean the shower door tracks so that you don’t get any build-up there that can impede the easy movement of the glass doors themselves.
4. Prevention is better than Cure
As with most things you can save yourself a lot of time and effort by getting ahead of the problem before it catches up to you. This means cleaning the glass shower doors regularly and getting airflow through your bathroom after each usage. Doing the small things consistently is going to make everything else a lot easier.
5. Hire a Professional Cleaning Service
Truth is, sometimes you just have to let the professional’s at cleaning houses get to it! Having a professional cleaning service can be so helpful and when it comes to dealing with tough to treat shower glass doors.
Plus you will get the added benefit of having the other parts of your home get a little TLC. If you have never had a maid service clean your home then you may want to consider a Deep Clean vs just a Standard surface cleaning for your home. And lastly if you have never had a Cleaning Service for your home, here are a couple tips to saving money with your next house cleaning service. You may just find that it is better then having a pedicure!!
Pro Tip! You can use shaving cream as a defogger for your glass shower doors.Tweet
Pro Tip: You can use Shaving Cream as a Defogger for your Glass Shower Doors
We know this sounds a bit strange but it really works. If you find that your glass is constantly fogging up and you’d like to minimize that, rub a little shaving cream over your door after you’ve finished with your glass cleaning. This will help to prevent fogging on the next usage of your shower.
So, there you have it! Those are all the things that you need to know about cleaning your glass shower doors. Once you understand these principles and can apply them – you’ll find that your entire bathroom transforms itself before your very eyes.
We understand that this might seem like a lot of work at first glance, but trust us – it’s well worth it. Once this becomes a regular habit and you’re taking care of your precautionary tasks – everything gets much easier. It’s an investment of time and knowledge well worth making for your sake and for those who share your house with you.
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