Who likes taking bath in a tub that hasn’t known cleanliness for months? No one, right? Yet most people usually hop in the same shower every day without cleaning it at all. Hygiene not only means keeping yourself clean but it also means keeping your surroundings clean too.
There are different modern options for houses these days. Custom Glass shower doors have become a hugely popular choice these days as it excels in keeping the water in the shower and far away from the floor. These are also a safer option for the little ones as there is minimal risk of them standing in the shower and pulling down the curtain. But after a few showers, you might find the glass screen looking a bit duller amid all the spots that you’re unable to get rid of. Then you have to raise the inevitable question
how do you get your glass shower clean and new all the times?
Here are some of the remedies that you can perform to clean your inline glass shower doors and make it look new.
Homemade shower cleaner
The basic homemade shower cleaner can be just as good as any other shop-bought commercial shower cleaning product. Homemade shower cleaner is the cheaper alternative that will also let you have a perfect idea of what all products you are using on your glass shower. Here is how you can make your own homemade shower cleaner.
- Take 1 cup hot water
- Add 1 cup white vinegar
- Mix them with a teaspoon of washing or dishwashing liquid
- Pour them in a spray bottle
Voila! Now, give the glass a good spray and wipe off all the dirt from the shower glass.
Prevent Soap Scum from accumulating on the glass
Most of the stains and spots on the glass screen can be prevented if you take good care in cleaning the soap scum from the glass. Try using steel wool and gently run any type of oil on the glass shower screen and remove any remaining scum. After that, take a cloth and soak it in vinegar before scrubbing the shower screen in a circular motion. Clean the remaining oil/vinegar by rinsing the glass with water until you get the shiny glass shower screen.
Add one cup of fabric softener to 1-2 liters of lukewarm water to get rid of any residue or soap scum on the glass. Put a layer of the mixture on the glass shower screen and rinse it with warm water. To get a better shine, wipe the glass with dryer sheets to remove any soap scum.
Bicarbonate of Soda
Bicarbonate is an amazing magic cleaning solution that cleans your glass shower screen and also deodorizes the bathroom. Wet the glass shower screen before wiping it with a cloth filled with baking soda. Once you see a paste forming on the door after the baking soda mixes with the water, rinse it off using warm water.
Salt and Lemon Juice
One of the most effective methods to clean your glass shower if the door frames are made up of metal is to use salt and lemon juice. As time passes, you might notice rust forming on the shower thus giving it a dirty look. You can mix two tablespoons of normal salt to one tablespoon of lime juice to form a paste. Then, use a toothbrush to scrub the paste into the corners where rust was forming. Wait for a couple of minutes and then rinse off the paste with warm water.
One of the household items that every home has is white vinegar. It is a tried and tested remedy that can be used for cleaning several objects including glass shower walls. All that you need to do is pour the white vinegar in a spray bottle and then spray it onto the glass shower screen. Now, scrub the mixture with any non-scratch scrub and leave it for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
Do not hesitate to invest in Squeegee
One of the biggest causes of stains and mineral build-up on the glass shower screen is because of the water that sits on the glass for an extended period of time. If you are like most people who like keeping their glass shower screen super clean and shiny, you should not hesitate in investing in a squeegee. It can be easily found in any local supermarket or hardware store. You should also encourage your family members to clean the shower screen after every shower. The kids absolutely love it and they think of it as anything but a chore. After a few days, you will notice that you never have to clean the glass shower screen anymore as it is always clean and super shiny.