How to Clean Shower Doors
Glass shower enclosures are a gorgeous addition to any bathroom, but only if they’re clean! If your glass is looking cloudy, spotty, or otherwise dirty, it’s time to give them a good scrub to get them clean, clear, and shining again. We have some tips for how to clean shower doors and even some recipes for DIY shower door cleaners!
Since the shower is where you get clean, it can pick up a lot of dirt, germs, and general grime. Two big issues that can make your shower glass look dirty are soap scum and minerals from hard water. Also, minerals from hard water spots can even permanently etch the glass if you leave them too long! So, make sure you’re cleaning your shower doors regularly!
First of all, you’ll need the right tools. You want to use cleaning tools and solutions that are soft, gentle, and non-abrasive so you don’t scratch the glass, the hardware, or other areas of your shower enclosure. We recommend either a squeegee or microfiber cloth.
For cleaning solutions, you have several different options. For example, you can use regular glass cleaners with ammonia, or other cleaners specifically designed for shower glass. You can even use damp dryer sheets, as the chemicals in them can help soften and absorb minerals, soap scum, and other grime coating your shower glass.
Also, you can mix up your own shower glass cleaners with things you probably already have in your home. Here are some recipes:
Vinegar and Water Shower Glass Cleaner
- 1 part white vinegar
- 1 part water
Vinegar and Dish soap Shower Glass Cleaner
- 1 part white vinegar
- 1 part dish soap
DIY Daily Shower Cleaner
- ½ cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 3-5 drops dish soap
- 10 drops of essential oil for scent (optional)
Different Methods to Keep Glass Showers Clean
Keeping your shower glass clean and beautiful is fairly easy if you know how! Typically, you’ll want to do some daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning to help keep your shower clean and sanitary.
Daily cleaning is a must for glass shower enclosures. However, don’t panic! It’s actually pretty quick and simple. All you really need to do is remove excess water after your shower. You can do this with a microfiber cloth or a squeegee. This can help get rid of water that can leave spots and mineral deposits on the glass. For extra sanitization, follow up with a light mist of your daily shower glass cleaner.
Once a week, you’ll need to do a more thorough clean of your shower enclosure. We like to call this the weekly wipe-down. For this, you want to wipe down all the surfaces in your shower, such as the glass, shower head, and hardware. This can help keep your shower clean and sanitary.
Also, consider doing a deep clean for your shower at least once a month. This is where you clean all the little nooks and crannies to help remove germs, mineral buildup, and other gunk. This is the time to break out that vinegar and dish soap shower glass cleaner and allow it to soak for 30 minutes before wiping away and rinsing clean. During this deep shower enclosure cleaning session, you might also want to clean the mineral buildup out of your shower head while you’re at it.
Regular cleaning can help keep your shower doors and enclosure looking great and in good condition. Cleaning is essential to help maintain the look and function of your shower glass and can even help make it last longer! This means less frequent replacement, which equals savings for your wallet.
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