How to Properly Clean Shower Glass and Doors
A clean and sparkling glass shower door makes the space feel luxurious and spa-like. Yet each shower leaves deposits behind on the surface to ruin the look. Staying on top of the cleaning process doesn’t have to leave the homeowner feeling overwhelmed. After each shower, combine a daily routine with a weekly deep cleaning to keep glass shower doors and enclosures looking like new.
From the glass on the doors to hand showers and other fixtures, nothing in the shower enclosure should be cleaned with abrasive products. Even a plastic scouring pad or bristled brush can result in a scratched, foggy, or otherwise damaged shower glass door. Abrasives also damage most fixture finishes, so stick to shower cleaning chemicals designed to loosen dirt and scale through chemical action alone.
Mix Dish Soap and Vinegar
Some shower cleaning chemicals are harsh to the person doing the cleaning, or they’re too likely to cause damage to the glass.
Try heating up a cup of plain white vinegar in the microwave until it’s hot, then mix in four tablespoons of dish soap. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and cover the glass surfaces in need of cleaning.
Use a soft sponge or microfiber glass scrubbing puff to work on areas with heavy soap scum or scale deposit.
Rinse the glass within a few minutes of spraying to ensure the vinegar doesn’t etch the glass or other finishes around the enclosure. If this mixture doesn’t remove hard water deposits, try a calcium and limescale removal spray.
Squeegee After Each Use
A daily routine that reduces the amount of water and soap residue that sits on the glass goes a long way in reducing the chance of damage from cleaning. This is true for shower bases and hand showers alike.
For glass enclosures and doors, a shower squeegee is the best tool to use.
Rinse the glass to wash away any lingering soap or hair, then use the flexible rubber edge of the squeegee to remove water droplets. Letting water dry on the glass will immediately start to make the enclosure look less luxurious.
Kingston Brass has the fixtures and fittings to complete the best high-end glass shower enclosure designs. Shop the selection of shower bases for designs that don’t demand a tub and consider hand showers for authentic spa exposure. Pair the best shower fixtures with shower doors and enclosures for a simple remodel that elevates the bathroom.