Once you have the bathroom of your dreams, maintenance becomes an unavoidable issue that you will have to manage in an effective way. Removing clutter, keeping unused items in drawers, and using racks to keep soaps and conditioners organized can keep your bathroom looking tidy. Clean surfaces are, however, the key to keeping your bathroom looking its best. When surfaces are shiny and reflective, your bathroom will look like new while corrosion will be reduced in the long run. You should, therefore, take the time to learn how to care for your shower door so that it will look great for decades to come.
Natural Cleaning Methods
You should use natural cleaning products whenever possible to avoid damaging surfaces or wearing out paints with harsh chemicals. A mixture of baking soda and vinegar is an effective natural cleaning agent that has been used for centuries to remove soap scum from shower doors. The chemical reaction formed when baking soda and vinegar come into contact with each other creates fizzing carbonic acid that is ideal for cleaning a shower door without damaging its glass panels or metal frame. Carbonic acid can be applied by using a spray bottle. You can also experiment with natural cleaning products that are available in stores, but focus on the organic products since they tend to use the safest cleaning agents.
Chemical Cleaning Agents
When you have significant residue accumulation or difficult stains, you will often need to use chemicals to get the job done right. Ammoniated glass cleaner will remove the toughest stains with little effort. If a stain does not come off immediately after applying ammoniated glass cleaner, give the product a few minutes to soak in before wiping it away. You can also use commercial surface protectants to repel stains and make your shower easier to clean in the future. Chemical cleaning agents use harsh chemicals, so you should wash away residue thoroughly after you are done. You may also want to use gloves to minimize your chemical exposure during the cleaning process.
Removing Hard Water Stains
If your water comes from a well in the ground, you may find an orange or brown substance that accumulates on your shower door with the passage of time. Hard water stains are caused by minerals that are contained in the water that flows through your shower. One of the best ways to remove hard water stains is to apply a mixture of lemon and vinegar on your shower door. Apply the mixture using a spray bottle, then let the cleaning agent soak for about 10 minutes. The hard water residue should come off with ease by wiping it away with either a sponge or a microfiber cloth.
To learn more about how we can help install, clean, and maintain your glass shower doors, be sure to contact Glass Castle!