How to Maintain Glass Shower Doors & Frames

Lawrence Kim

A rejuvenating and hot shower is one of the best treats you can give yourself after a long day. Glass shower doors are not only elegant but showering becomes a very exciting experience. However, the tranquillity that comes with this experience can be obscured by soap scum and grim build-up. Once this build-up accumulates the once beautiful pristine looks turns ugly. 

Glass shower doors exude class, but they need to be regularly cleaned and maintained. If you have tried different commercial products with little success, consider the tips and tricks below.

Use a Squeegee

A squeegee is one of the secret weapons that come in handy when it comes to glass shower doors. Limescale, soap scum and ugly shower door marks are a result of mineral residue from hard water or soap. You can stop the build-up from spreading by using a squeegee. Wick away all the drops of moisture after taking a shower.

To make it easy for everyone in the house to uphold this routine, mount the squeegee on the wall on the inside. You can also use a towel to wipe off the moisture but a squeegee works best.

The Power of Vinegar

Vinegar has excellent cleaning powers and can be used in the bathroom. White vinegar is effective at room temperature, but it is even more effective when it is heated. You can microwave a cup of white vinegar for a few minutes and apply it on the shower doors. Use a spray bottle that is strong enough to withstand the heat.

For stubborn soap scum, you can add drops of dishwashing detergent. Mix the detergent with vinegar and spray onto the glass doors. Gently scrub using a microfiber cloth. You can leave the mixture to sit for a few minutes before rinsing for better results.

Get rid of Mould and Mildew

To remove mould and mildew, you will need a stronger detergent than vinegar. Hydrogen peroxide and bleach make excellent agents. A combination of the two will help remove all kinds of toxic mildew and mould. Spray the mixture into the cracks and gaps. Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes and then rinse using warm water.

If the mildew and mould has caked-in, use a toothbrush to help you access the areas that are hard to reach. Repeat the process until you achieve the desired results paying special attention to the door frames. Use disposable gloves and throw them immediately after you finish cleaning. Mould and mildew tend to spread easily and this can lead to a household infestation.

For more tips or suggestions, talk to companies like Lincoln Glass and Aluminium.