3 steps tell you how to clean your shower door and keep clean
Most people hate household chores. Glass shower doors with visible soap scum, hard-water-stains or mildew can make your entire bathroom look unclean。 you must to clean it. But is any cleaning task more difficult to stick to than squeegeeing shower walls and doors after use? And also The squeegee rule, a seemingly reasonable request to reduce hard-water stains, mineral buildup and mildew, is great unless you’re short on time, patience, energy or all of the above.
So how to clear the glass shower door in a short time and with effective way? I think most people want to know to do that.
Why is there no agreement on the best way to clean a shower door? Well firstly lets look at what the deposits are that make your otherwise beautiful translucent shower door dull and cloudy. “Hard water” is what causes the staining. Hard water refers to the density of vitamins and minerals in your water supply, usually calcium and magnesium carbonates. Harder water has a greater density of minerals than softer water. If your area has hard water, then these minerals will buildup on your shower door. Your shower door can also become grimey through a buildup of soap scum. Buildup of minerals on your glass is known as Stage I corrosion. It creates a cloudy appearance but doesn’t actually cause damage to the glass, so it can be removed from the surface of the glass.
Before introduce the ways, we should prepare some distilled white vinegar,Juice from lemons, warm distilled water and squeegee. And then, we are going on it.
Clean Glass Shower Door
Use distilled white vinegar before trying heavy-duty products with chemicals.
Heat 1/2-cup undiluted vinegar in microwave for 30 seconds.
Pour warm vinegar into a spray bottle.
Mist the area to be cleaned and allow to soak for five minutes.
Wear rubber gloves and scrub area with a soft plastic bristle brush or sponge Rinse the area with water.
Repeat for problem areas if necessary.
Tip: For tough stains, add an equal amount of grease-cutting liquid dish detergent to the warm vinegar before spraying.
Juice from lemons isn’t as acidic as vinegar but it smells better and still has cleaning power. Try this for lighter cases of soap scum build-up.
- Combine 3-tablespoons lemon juice and 1-cup of water in a spray bottle.
- Spray the area to be cleaned and wait five minutes.
- Wipe clean with a sponge.
- Dry and buff with clean microfiber cloth.
Ammonia can help make a streak-free finish for glass after the shower doors are clean.
- Combine 2-tablespoons ammonia with 2-quarts of warm distilled water in a large spray bottle.
- Spray the door and leave wait three minutes.
- Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth and buff any streaks with a clean dry cloth.
Keep Glass Shower Doors Clean
Establishing – and following – an easy daily maintenance schedule can keep glass shower doors cleaner longer and reduce the frequency of deep cleaning.
Keep a squeegee in the shower to swipe away water and residue from the door and then wipe it down with a dry microfiber cloth every time you finish your shower. Complete your routine with a quick spray of daily cleaner and keep doors open to promote air circulation.
Daily shower cleaner products are available. To make your own version:
- Pour 1/2-cup rubbing alcohol and 1/2-cup hydrogen peroxide into a 32-ounce spray bottle.
- Add 1-tablespoon dishwasher rinse and 1-teaspoon liquid dish soap.
- Gently fill the spray bottle with water and swirl to combine.
- Mist onto doors after you’ve used squeegee.
- This cleaning solution can also be used for the shower head.
Products designed to repel water from car windshields can also help water roll off glass shower doors. If you include this type of product in your monthly cleaning regimen, be sure to use it only on glass.
If soap scum and hard-water stains accumulate faster than you can remove them, consider these tips:
- Ingredients in most varieties of bar soap promote the build-up of soap scum. Switching to a liquid body wash can reduce the amount of hazy film.
- Installing a water softener will reduce the mineral levels that cause hard-water stains.
Clean Shower-Door Tracks
Unless you have frameless glass shower doors in the bathroom, you also need to clean shower-door tracks. Soap scum and unsightly grime that accumulates in those metal tracks and is easy to see but hard to reach. Let the acidic qualities of white vinegar make your task a bit easier.
- Plug the drain hole or slit in the track with a paper towel.
- Carefully fill the track with distilled white vinegar and let sit overnight.
- In the morning, use paper towels to soak up much of the vinegar.
- Use an old toothbrush to scrub stains and loosen debris.
- Wrap paper towels around the brush to get into tight corners.
- Wipe clean to finish the job.
- To slow the future build-up of stains, use a soft cloth or paper towel daily to dry water that collects in the shower-door tracks.