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Spotless Shower Doors Keep Your Bathroom Bright

You can search online and find many ways to keep your shower door clean. Some methods are more effective than others. In most cases, a quick wipe-down can help. However, if you have a framed shower door or hard water, you can plan on spending more time on daily maintenance to keep mineral deposits and soap scum at bay. 

Several issues with shower doors come from how the water in your home reacts to soap. Soap can leave behind residue, forming scum. Hard water can also leave stains behind, making it difficult to keep glass spotless after a shower. Fortunately, there are a variety of tips and tricks you can try that can remove scum, fingerprints, and stains, making it easier to maintain your shower’s flawless appearance. 

Use Simple Glass Cleaning Solutions 

Cleaning with ammonia is a great solution if you’re dealing with a heavy soap scum problem. To remove heavy soap scum buildup, you can take one part ammonia and mix it with three parts water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray down the glass surface. Use a soft-bristled brush and remove the soap scum while the surface is still wet. Rinse the glass with water and use a lint-free towel to completely dry the surface. 

Many homeowners swear by the cleaning power of white vinegar. Not only can you spray down your shower glass with this gentle cleanser to remove dirt, soap scum, and grim, but you can also use it to prevent streaks and remove water spots, fingerprints, and smudges.

Install a Water Softener System

If your home has hard water, you can consider installing a whole-home water softening system. In many cases, hard water not only impacts your shower glass, but can also cause issues with your plumbing, can make it difficult to wash clothes, and may even leave a film on your skin. 

Wipe Down Your Shower Glass

Wiping down your shower glass after each use can prevent hard water stains and can prevent mold and soap scum buildup. To dry your doors quickly and easily you can use a microfiber cloth. After each shower, take the cloth and wipe down the surface of the glass, using circular motions to prevent streaks. The cloth can also be used for daily maintenance to remove fingerprints and smudges. 

For some, a squeegee is a better alternative, since it dries quickly and can be used to prevent water spots and streaks. This type of cleaning tool can be hung in the shower, making it easy to quickly squeegee glass shower doors after each use. 

Use a Chemical-Free Cleaner 

A Magic Eraser is a type of sponge that features a fine consistency. You don’t need to use harsh chemicals with one, instead, you can gently wipe down the surface of the glass door to remove mineral buildup, soap scum, fingerprints, and smudges. This type of cleaning tool is also the perfect choice for occasional deep cleans.

Up the Cleaning Frequency

Failing to maintain and regularly clean your shower door can quickly turn into a disaster. If you don’t do a little maintenance daily, you may find yourself stuck with a major project in just a couple of months. To sum it up, the glass should be cleaned with white vinegar or ammonia once you notice any soap scum or grim, and squeegeed after every shower, to help prevent soap scum build-up and to remove streaks and smudges. 

If you stay on top of maintaining your shower, you will only need a monthly deep clean. However, if you find yourself constantly forgetting to wipe down your shower, plan to deep clean it at least once a week to prevent buildup. 

Frameless Glass Shower Doors Versus Framed

Whether your shower has a framed or frameless design, the glass in your shower must be cleaned regularly. Frameless shower doors tend to be easier to clean and maintain since there’s no frame that can harbor mold and bacteria. The lack of a frame also means faster cleanup and maintenance. Framed shower enclosures were popular for many years, but their design makes them difficult to clean, especially if you have hard water issues in your home. In many cases, the simple design of a frameless shower door and enclosure allows you to simply take a microfiber cloth or squeegee, wipe down the glass, and you’re good to go. Framed showers require deep cleaning regularly, whereas a frameless shower door and enclosure will only require monthly cleaning, if you stay on top of daily wipe-downs. For some, the low-maintenance design alone is enough to upgrade to a frameless shower door and enclosure. 

Contact GCS Glass & Mirror Today 

If you’re tired of your outdated shower and you’re ready to make important changes in your home, contact the team at GCS Glass and Mirror today to get a quote and schedule a consultation. Our frameless glass shower doors and enclosures will not only add more value and elegance to your home, but they can also add more functionality to your bathroom and save you hours of time on routine bathroom maintenance. Contact our glass experts today to learn more.