In addition to playing a functional role, a shower glass door also adds an elegant touch to your space. While clean shower glass doors can greatly enhance the visual appeal of your bathroom, streaky and foggy ones make the space seem dingy. Being constantly exposed to moisture, shower products, grime from the body, and mineral deposits from the water makes it extremely hard to keep your glass shower door sparkling. But with the right cleaning products and a few handy tips, you can restore the shine in no time. Here is how to go about it.

Cleaning Your Glass Shower Doors with Vinegar

One of the best ways to get that precious sparkle back is using a vinegar solution. Follow these steps:

  • In a spray bottle, mix equal parts of water and white vinegar, and add a dollop of dishwashing liquid
  • Cover every inch of the glass with the solution
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse the glass
  • Wipe it dry using a lint-free cloth 

Using Lemon to Clean Your Shower Glass Door

Another natural glass cleaner for shower glass doors is lemon. Though it does not have the high level of acidity that vinegar does, it still gets the job done and leaves a pleasant scent in its wake. It comes in handy if your bathroom is made of stone since vinegar could corrode stone. Here is how to use it:

  • Slice a lemon into two
  • Dip one piece into baking soda or salt
  • Use it to scrub the glass on both sides
  • Rinse off the mixture 

How to Remove Tough Stains

When cleaning shower glass doors, you may come across tough stains from hard water, mildew, or soap scum. These often require a little more persuasion to come off. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Pour some vinegar into a cup, about halfway and heat it up for 30 seconds in the microwave
  • Spray the warm vinegar onto the glass door and let sit for five minutes
  • Use warm water to rinse it off

Cleaning the Door Tracks

Door tracks and edges usually trap soap scum and are a popular breeding ground for mold and mildew. Scrub this area using a small brush or a toothbrush. If there is gunk trapped between the metal and the door, use a paint scraper to pry it loose and then scrub it off. 

Maintenance Tips

In order to maintain the shine on your shower door and buy time between deep cleans, keep these tips in mind:

  • After every shower, use a squeegee to wipe the water away from the glass and floor
  • If you use hard water, pre-treat your door with the right cleaning solution to protect the glass from corrosive minerals
  • Keep the shower door open when the bathroom is not in use to reduce moisture buildup
  • Do not keep wet towels in the bathroom
  • Enhance air circulation by keeping windows open and running the fan for a few minutes after every shower

When to Enlist Professional Services

If you find yourself constantly pushing this task to the back burner, consider enlisting the services of an expert to handle it for you. Our friendly bathroom cleaning experts have the necessary experience and tools for a flawless job. We handle deep cleans as well as periodic maintenance cleaning for the bathroom as well as the rest of the house.