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3 Tips for Keeping Your Glass Shower Doors Clean

3 Tips for Keeping Your Glass Shower Doors Clean

Glass shower doors are beautiful, modern, and luxurious. Unfortunately, they can also be difficult to keep clean, and smudgy, dirty shower doors aren’t luxurious. They’re gross, and they can ruin the vibe of your sleek, spa-like bathroom. Here are a few tips for cleaning glass shower doors and keeping them that way.

Use the right tools.

When you’re trying to keep glass shower doors clean, a squeegee is often more effective than washcloths or paper towels. Squeegees are lint free, easy to use, and (bonus), they’re reusable! Beyond using a squeegee to dry the glass after you’ve cleaned it with a commercial or homemade cleanser, you can keep your shower doors cleaner for a longer period of time by squeegeeing the glass after each shower. This prevents water and soap stains from drying and building up on your glass shower doors. 

Go easy on the environment, but tough on mineral buildup. 

Remove soap scum, water stains, and mineral deposits from your shower walls and shower doors with a simple solution of white vinegar and water or baking soda and water. Vinegar and baking soda are excellent shower cleaners that make more eco-friendly alternatives to commercial cleaning products. Simply mix three-parts water with one-part of either ingredient (remember, you want a liquid, not a paste) with water and pour the solution into a plastic spray bottle, spray down the glass and clean the shower as you normally would with a microfiber or lint-free cleaning cloth. 

If you find that vinegar and water just doesn’t seem strong enough to effectively clean your shower doors (this could be due to the minerality of the water in your area), add in a bit of lemon juice to your cleaning solution. The acid in citrus fruits is great for breaking down stains and cleaning soap scum off of your class. Plus, lemon juice smells much better than vinegar alone! You can also try a gentle liquid soap like a grease-fighting dish soap to cut through stubborn stains. 

Keep the air flowing.

Sure, bathroom cleaning solutions can remove even the toughest stains, but why let your shower doors get so dirty at all? Be sure to leave your shower door open and bathroom door open after taking a shower to keep air moving around your shower. If you have one, be sure to leave the bathroom vent fan on until the temperature has cooled down and the steam is gone. Plenty of airflow prevents humidity from building up and causing mildew or mold to grow in your bathroom and shower.

Ever felt like all you do is scrub and polish your glass shower doors but just can’t get them to shine like they used to? It could be due to age and wear and tear. Here are 3 Reasons to Replace your Old (or Broken) Shower Doors.

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  • Tyler Johnson
    October 11, 2019, 7:23 pm REPLY

    That’s a good idea to use a squeegee. I feel like that would reduce the streaks.I’ll have to get one of those if I get a glass shower.

  • Shaylee Packer
    February 11, 2020, 1:56 pm REPLY

    My mom always use to have a bottle of vinegar in the her shower when I was growing up, and I never knew why. As you mentioned, vinegar is a great cleaning agent that is also good for the environment. We are thinking of putting in some glass shower doors in our shower. I will have to remember this option for keeping them clean.

  • Lyla Peterson
    February 24, 2020, 4:37 pm REPLY

    It’s good to know that you can use a squeegee on your glass door after each shower to reduce the buildup of minerals and soap scum. I am remodeling my master bathroom this May, and I have been thinking about having a glass walk-in shower installed. I will be sure to pick up a squeegee beforehand so I can keep my shower door clean for as long as possible.

  • Austin Saunders
    March 3, 2020, 5:17 pm REPLY

    I like what you said about using a squeegee to clean your glass shower door. My sister has been telling me about how she wants to remodel her bathroom and get a new shower installed. I’ll share this information with her so that she can look into her options for professionals who can help her with this.

  • Best Access Doors
    March 11, 2020, 11:15 am REPLY

    Excellent explanation. Anyone can easily comprehend since it’s simple & focused. Keep up the great work!

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