Six Mistakes To Avoid When It Comes To Cleaning Your Glass Shower Door


How well you clean your glass shower door will have a significant impact on how long it lasts and how good it looks. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners make glass shower door cleaning mistakes that make it so cleanings aren't as effective as they should be. 

You can maximize the effectiveness of each glass shower door cleaning by avoiding the following six mistakes.

Not purchasing glass that comes with a coating

You can start things off right when it comes to glass shower door cleanings by choosing the right type of glass when your shower door is installed.

You can choose a glass that has a special coating on it that will be resistant to residue from soap and hard water. Although it may cost a little more to buy coated glass, it will be worth it in the long run because it will result in better looking and longer lasting glass that's easier to clean.

Closing the bathroom door

Getting into the habit of leaving your bathroom door open can make cleanings much easier. Opening your bathroom door allows air to circulate and promotes evaporation.

With your bathroom door open after steamy showers and baths, the shower door will dry out as quickly as possible. This will prevent residue from hard water, watermarks, and mildew growth over time. 

Using overly abrasive cleaners or fabrics

The cleaner you choose is going to have a big impact on how effective and safe glass shower door cleanings are. You don't want to use a highly abrasive cleaner. Use a gentle cleaner and avoid harsh fabrics and scour pads that could scratch your shower door glass.

You can mix your own shower door cleaner to make sure it doesn't contain any abrasive substances. A good shower door cleaner mixture should include ingredients like vinegar, lemon juice, ammonia, and warm water for the greatest effectiveness. 

Cleaning without a squeegee

Investing in a squeegee is a good idea if you've got a glass shower door. Cleaning with a squeegee can help remove all droplets from your shower glass and prevent any leftover stains from water or soap.

Neglecting to clean the track as well

You don't want to only focus on the glass itself when you clean your shower door. You should also clean the door track.

Over time, residue can build up in the track that will eventually restrict movement. By cleaning the track every time you clean your door, you can ensure free and smooth door movement. 

Not killing mildew during cleanings

If you have noticed mildew development in your shower, you need to address the mildew issue during cleanings. Vinegar can help to kill mildew during cleanings, so make sure you include a substantial proportion of vinegar in your cleaner mixtures if you're dealing with mildew growth. 


30 October 2019

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