How to Clean a Glass Shower Door?

Bathrooms and showers are among the essential rooms in homes. That is where you start your day, wrap it up also and where you go to disconnect from the. 

They say great ideas come while in the shower. To make the most out of this area of your home, you must ensure that it looks it’s best. There is no better way to go about it than installing glass shower doors.

Benefits of glass shower doors

You must be wondering what the fuss about glass shower doors is all about. Well, it is a worthy investment. Here are the advantages of having glass shower doors.

  1. Elegance
  2. The beauty of having glass shower doors compared to other materials is the ease of maintenance. For one, glass is not-porous, and water, dirt, and other chemicals will not be absorbed into it. This makes cleaning effortless, and the shower door is also able to maintain its look for a long time. A shiny and sparkling glass surface will effortlessly look elegant. There is no other material for a shower door that will make your bathroom look as glamorous as glass would. It will reflect the lighting fixtures and make every asset in your bathroom visible, adding beauty to your space. Here are the some unique shower door ideas for a small bathroom.

    1. Illusion of space
    No one loves a bathroom that looks cramped. Using wooden and other opaque shower doors create harsh breaks making your bathroom look small. Glass shower doors allow you to see every part of the bathroom, making it look spacious and airy.

      1. Add Extra Brightness
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    If you want to add extra brightness in your bathroom without adding bulbs, you can install a glass shower door. Transparent glass allows light to pass through and be distributed evenly in your bathroom. With this door, you will always get enough light for grooming. More so, your space will always look better if it has enough light.

      1. Easy Maintenance
    The beauty of having glass shower doors compared to other materials is the ease of maintenance. For one, glass is not-porous, and water, dirt, and other chemicals will not be absorbed into it. This makes cleaning effortless, and the shower door is also able to maintain its look for a long time.

What’s the most appropriate way to clean a glass shower door?

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Being an easy maintenance option, you have no excuse for not keeping your glass shower door spotless. You do not want it to have watermarks and scum as they are unsightly and will undermine your bathroom’s elegance. With the right tools and a useful glass cleaning guide, you should be able to keep your shower door sparkling clean.

Tools and Materials

  • Glass cleaner
  • Spray bottle
  • Scrub sponge
  • White vinegar
  • Microfiber cloth 
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Appropriate Steps to clean:

    1. Put the cleaner/ vinegar in the spray bottle, and shake the solution to ensure that the cleaning agent is evenly concentrated. It is recommended that you clean the shower door after having a hot bath. This is because the produced steam weakens the bonds in the scum and dirt, making their removal easy. 
    2. Spray down the cleaner on the shower door. Alternatively, pour the cleaning agent on the scrub sponge. Use the sponge to rub down and clean the shower door, ensuring that no part is left out. You should also pay particular attention to the parts of the shower door that overlap: dirt is more likely to hide here.
    3. While cleaning, ensure that you start with the exterior. Once you are done with the outer parts of the door, proceed to the interior while cleaning thoroughly. If you are washing with chemical cleaners, you might want to keep the bathroom ventilated.
Cleaning Supplies

 

  1. Let the cleaner stay in for about 10 minutes before you proceed to rinse it out.
  2. Rinse off your cleaning sponge of soap with clean water then use it to clean the shower door. Wash down the shower door using the clean sponge and water until all the cleaning solution has been rinsed. Be thorough when doing this to ensure that no part of the shower door is left out.
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  1. Using the microfiber cloth or a paper towel, dry the shower door. Ensure that no moisture is left, to prevent the formation of watermarks again.
  2. If your door has frames and seals, ensure that they are adequately dried. Leaving moisture behind can encourage the growth of mold, which is unsightly and harmful to your health.
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  1. If you want to give your shower door that extra gleam, buff it using a dry paper towel or microfiber cloth. Your shower door is now clean and ready for use again.

To prevent the accumulation of scum, it is recommended that you use a squeegee to wipe off the water every time you shower; this will prevent scum formation. Also, after cleaning, you can apply lemon oil or baby oil on your shower door. It is also an effective remedy for scum. Washing equipment should be washed thoroughly after using them. This is to ensure that they are free of toxic chemicals and keep them in good shape for the next use.