It isn't much fun taking the time to clean your bathroom, but it is a job that is necessary. Without regular cleaning, your bathroom will look dirty, which is not only bad to look at but is also not very hygienic for your family to be in.
Shower doors are one part of your bathroom that can quickly get to the stage where they look a little grubby, and the bad news is that they can be tricky to clean.
To help you work out the best way to clean your shower door, we have put together some of our cleaning tips to ensure that you don't spend all your time cleaning and still look the best they can.
The first thing that you should know is how to prevent the soap scum from forming in the first place. If you can limit this, it is much easier to keep your shower looking clean and tidy, even with regular use.
One way to do this is to use a scraper to wipe down your shower doors after every use. It only takes a few seconds to do, and it can help reduce the amount of soap scum that builds up on your shower door, which will later need cleaning.
It is essential that you use a shower door cleaner designed to do the job you want it to do. These can be bought from a shop, pre-mixed and ready to go. However, you can also make these quickly enough at home using ingredients that you can find in your cupboard.
One common ingredient in many homemade glass cleaner sprays is bicarbonate of soda, which helps you dissolve the soap scum quickly.
Cleaning your shower door is not a quick spray and wipe job, especially if the soap scum has had plenty of time to build up. You want to make sure that you give your spray (homemade or shop-bought) time to work, which means you need to leave it a short while before you start to wipe it off. Ten to fifteen minutes should be enough time to allow it to get to work.
As crucial as getting the right cleaner, you also want to get the right tool to wipe it off. It needs to be abrasive enough to remove the soap scum, but it also needs to be gentle enough to stop any scratches from forming.
A soft sponge is probably enough to get the soap scum off. However, the best tool is perhaps a scraper that you would use on a standard window.
Finally, once all that is done, you need to make sure that you rinse off the product you have used and any scum that it has loosened. A spray with the shower should work, but if you are not able to do this, then you are going to need to pour water down the door instead.
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