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Cleaning Your New Glass Shower Door

by | Mar 11, 2015 | Cleaning Glass, Shower Doors, Uncategorized

Once you have found the perfect glass shower door replacement in Houston, you will want to keep it clean at all costs. Regular cleaning and maintenance will ensure that your shower door is as visually pleasing as it is high-functioning. Read on to learn about the process of cleaning your new glass shower door.

A shower stall with a glass door.

Mold and Mildew
Whether you have a traditional shower door with a frame or a fancy new frameless shower door, you will want to take care of it either way. Mold and mildew are not only eyesores, but they also have the potential to compromise your health as well as the health of your family; this threat is amplified if you are allergic to this type of fungus. Fortunately, mold and mildew can be easily removed in most cases. Spray the dirty area with either hydrogen peroxide or chlorine to kill the mold. There is no scrubbing necessary; just spray the solution onto the area and wait for the fungus to be killed. You can make sure that you do not have this problem again by leaving your shower door open when the shower is not in use. This allows air to circulate throughout the shower area.

Soap Scum
Soap scum may not be harmful to your health, but it can prevent your shower door from looking as clean and fresh as it should; thus, it should be cleaned away. Coat your glass shower door in white vinegar using a sponge, and continue to add fresh coats as previous layers dry. Your door should remain covered in wet white vinegar for five minutes or more so that the film of soap scum will fully melt. You can then remove the remaining vinegar with warm water and shower away the smell of vinegar.

Water Spots
In addition to cleaning soap scum, vinegar is also useful for water spots that are left behind from hard water. Mix vinegar and water and apply the solution to your shower door. You can then consider coating your shower door in car wax to protect it from future water spots.