When you have a glass shower door you get the benefits that come with it — added light, a more open feel, and a seamless view. That is until your glass becomes covered with hard water buildup. When that happens, you lose all of the benefits of having a glass shower door. Even frosted glass doors in your bathroom become less impressive when they are covered in hard water buildup. That’s why it’s important to know how to get hard water build up off your shower doors.
First, what is hard water? When the water in your home has a high mineral content it leaves behind spots. The water droplets get on your glass shower door and as the water evaporates the hard water is left behind. One of the problem with hard water buildup is that it creates a “sticky” surface for soap residue to stick to. This can make it even more difficult to remove both soap scum and hard water buildup.
Besides causing build up which makes cleaning more difficult, your hard water can make it more difficult to wash your skin and hair. Instead of getting that nice later and bubble from your soap and shampoo, you get more of a scum effect. Rather than foaming and washing off dirt and grime, everything you’re trying to wash off just gets smeared and stays coated on.
The good news is that you can use common household items to remove hard water stains. You’ll just need to gather together some white vinegar, a sponge, and a spray bottle. Fill your water bottle with a 50 percent water and 50 percent vinegar. Then, spray the mixture on your of vinegar water on the hard water. Get your sponge and wipe the solution on your glass shower doors to help spread the solution around on your doors. Let the solution sit on the doors for a few minutes to help break down the shower door. As the mixture dries, continue to spray the glass of the door to keep it wet. You want to keep the doors wet for at least five minutes. Once the solution has had a chance to sit and work on the hard water for several minutes, rinse your glass shower doors with warm water.
Another good way to easily remove hard water is to help eliminate the amount of hard water that gets on your shower doors in the first place. This means using a squeegee to remove the water before it has a chance to dry and leave hard water in its wake.
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