How to Clean Shower Doors

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How to Clean Shower Doors

Cleaning your bathroom can be a tedious and time-consuming task, but perhaps no area is as frustrating to clean as shower doors or bath screens. Soap residue and grime can accumulate quickly, leaving you with doors that are less than pristine. Cleaning shower doors can feel like a never-ending battle against the forces of bathroom products, but fear not! With the right tips and techniques, you can keep your shower doors looking sparkling clean without spending hours scrubbing away. In this article, we'll share some of our top tips for effectively cleaning your shower doors and keeping them looking their best.

Preventing soap scum   

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 residue that builds up on your shower door, which will later need cleaning.     

Use a good quality cleaner   

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.   

To make a homemade shower door cleaner, follow these simple steps:

  • What you will need: You will need 1 cup of white vinegar, 1/2 cup of bicarbonate of soda, and 1/4 cup of washing up liquid. 
  • Mix the ingredients together: In a bowl or measuring cup, combine the white vinegar and bicarb. Stir the mixture until it starts to fizz. Then, add the washing up liquid and mix until everything is well combined. 
  • Apply the cleaner to your shower doors: Use a spray bottle to apply the cleaner to your shower doors. Be sure to cover the entire surface to ensure you get every bit.  
  • Let the cleaner sit: Allow the cleaner to sit on the shower doors for a few minutes. This will give it time to work its magic before wiping.  
  • Wipe away the cleaner: After the cleaner has sat for a few minutes, use a soft sponge or squeegee to wipe away the cleaner and any loosened grime. Be sure to rinse your shower doors thoroughly with water to remove any remaining residue.  

Use the right tool   

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 shower squeegee that you would use on a standard window. These would be a valuable addition to your bathroom set up as you could wipe down the shower door after each use.      

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.  

Thank you for reading these tips and taking the time to care for your bathroom – we hope these tips have been helpful for you. If you try out any of these cleaning tips, be sure to share your results with us on social media.  

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