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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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– Philip Capizzi
Just had our new shower glass and frame installed and we are very pleased. Brendan and Tyler did a great job and we really appreciated them working around the other flooring project we had going on at same time. Very accommodating. The glass and framework looks great. I'm looking forward to using the shower tomorrow with the new look. VERY pleased. The company is very responsive, quick to come out and measure, and got the job done. Thanks!
– Steve Gerhart
A great experience from the first estimate, measuring and install. Really well priced and was surprised at how quickly the shower doors were delivered and installed an entire week early. Was very pleased with the entire experience from start to finish.
– Kathleen Ruhl
I found this company after looking at many top-rate glass companies in Denver and seeing that I had to fill out forms and wait for them to get back to me. Some took days, and others have yet to call or email back. GCS was easy to text in from the website and talk to someone and get a quote rather quickly with examples over the text message. Within a few mins, I had a quote and an appointment set! That's how you earn the business! Make the initial request EASY and prove what the client is looking for! They were on time for every appointment and were professional. The glass took a few weeks to arrive, but the team kept us in the loop via text and never missed a detail. We are so happy with our choice, and the glass looks fantastic! They even added a complimentary glass coating to keep the soap scum at bay for two years. I'm starting a new project and will use them again in the next few weeks! Highly recommend.
– Alex Tooke
No need to search any further for a new shower door. Not only is GCS very fair on pricing (believe me, I did my due diligence) but their customer service is out of this world (so rare these days). From working with Chance on pricing, Austin on installing, and Tom on measuring and follow through, everyone was extremely professional. Tom is a perfectionist in the best of ways. His attention to detail is reflective in the quality of work. Thanks team!
– Caitlin Kinnett
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– Jessica Laue-Flint
I would highly recommend this company for your shower door. Brandon was quick to respond to my request for quote. He provided excellent details about the options and prices including pictures, all in text so was very convenient.
– Teresa Hastings
GCS Glass is the premier company in AZ. Professional staff, outstanding installers. I ordered 3/8" Starphire clear tempered glass, brushed nickel hinges and hardware to match my bathroom fixtures. Emily sent me a detailed invoice with photos of the hardware. This was the finishing touch to the custom bathroom I built. If you want the absolute best GCS will deliver.
– Mark Plennes
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– Jim Mohrig
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