Life Hacks: Shower Door Cleaner

Shower Door

When it comes to bathrooms, many people struggle to find a shower door cleaner that leaves their glass doors looking spotless and well maintained. Because the build-up of hard water, soap scum and rust can cause a glass door to appear dirty, dingy and uncared for, it’s important to find a cleaner that not only works quickly but removes a host of bathroom stains and bacteria. Here are a few solutions to your shower door cleaner needs:

DIY Cleaner

While most people rely on Windex or other household cleaners to address their hard water problems, some of them simply aren’t strong enough or don’t completely clean your glass to a spotless finish. However, skip the store bought brands and use two liquids you already probably have around the house to remove any caked on residue. Simply add 1 cup of Dawn dish liquid to 1 cup of warm vinegar and mix together. The vinegar can be warmed to the proper temperature in the microwave in about 1 minute. Use a spray bottle to apply the mixture, wipe with a sponge and rinse with clean water for a spotless finish.

Use the Proper Sponges or Clothes

Regardless of whether or not you’re using store-bought or homemade cleaner, it’s important to remember to use the correct sponges or brushes. While bristled brushes are excellent for cleaning grout and tiles, they can scratch glass and leave permanent marks. Instead, use microfiber cloths on your glass doors and other surfaces in your bathroom. If you don’t have any microfiber clothes, be sure to use non-scratch sponges to wipe down your doors.

Don’t Forget the Tracks

While the majority of your shower door may be made from glass, cleaning the tracks is equally as important for maintaining a clean and germ-free bathroom. Simply use a spray or foam bathroom cleaner to loosen any dirt or build-up and scrub lightly with a retired toothbrush once a month or so to remove any unwanted debris.

Repel Water

Want to do away with hard water stains on your glass shower for the long haul? You may want to consider having HydroShield surface protector applied. For existing glass showers, Hydroshield removes hard water stains before the protecting sealant is applied. Once treated, water beads up and you simply dry your glass shower with a towel after your daily drench. With new construction or remodels, applying Hydroshield at the get go will protect your shower doors for years to come.

Keeping a clean bathroom and shower door doesn’t have to be a struggle even if you live in an area with hard water. Not everything has to be done each week and most tasks can be completed with little hassle if you keep up with a regular cleaning schedule. Choose the proper cleaning tools, create a strong shower door cleaner mixture and leave your bathroom sparkling like new!