Not Sure How To Clean Glass Shower Doors?
Discouraged by stained glass shower doors (If you’re curious, we buy our glass from www.floydco.com)? Mildew, water stains, and soap scum are tough contenders, but a few solutions exist to successfully combat them and to keep clean glass shower doors. Household items such as baking soda, vinegar, and even hydrogen peroxide have a lot to offer in terms of keeping your glass shower door clean. Brand names such as Lime-A-Way and RainX are other options, too.
Pros of Baking Soda
Baking soda is a safe cleaning product to have in the house, especially if you have small children. To clean your shower door, a couple shakes of the container on a damp sponge will wipe away water stains. Wonderfully inexpensive, it will only set you back around five dollars for a large container.
Cons of Baking Soda
The only disadvantage of baking soda could also be seen as an advantage. Depending on your personal feelings about fitness, cleaning with baking soda requires more scrubbing than commercial cleaners. After reading several reviews to clean glass shower doors, baking soda was not a top choice.
Pros of Vinegar
Vinegar is an environmentally-friendly and non-toxic solution to cleaning your shower door. In lieu of the standard white vinegar, high-strength vinegar works better on soap scum. Using a sponge for application, you should constantly re-apply the vinegar to your shower door after it dries. The objective is to keep the door soaked in vinegar for five minutes to get it squeaky clean, then rinse with warm water.
For hard water stains, a diluted solution of vinegar and water will cause them to vanish. Try scrubbing with wet fabric softener sheets and wiping with a damp cloth.
Cons of Vinegar
Vinegar is not a one-size-fits-all solution to your cleaning quandary. While it works on soap scum and hard water stains, it’s not the best for removing mildew.
Pros of Hydrogen Peroxide
To remove mildew, make a solution of half hydrogen peroxide and half water in a spray bottle. Application is simple: just spray and wait.
Cons of Hydrogen Peroxide
However, your wait time will be about an hour before you can rinse off. Hydrogen peroxide can also be irritating to eyes, so use carefully.
Pros of Lime-A-Way
Lime-A-Way is aptly named for the grime it was made to eliminate. Doing its job well against soap scum and lime, it also provides ease of use when applying. The cleaner is available in a spray bottle, and allow to sit for two minutes for it to be effective.
Cons of Lime-A-Way
The name brand cleaner has been found to leave stains behind on stainless steel if left on too long without rinsing. During cleaning, the fumes can make it difficult to breathe. A bottle costs between five and six dollars, and more than likely, you’ll have to use quite a bit to clean your shower door the first time.
In order to prevent the build-up of sediment and soap scum in the future, try using RainX Original Glass Treatment. Re-purposing a rain, sleet, and snow repellent for your shower will keep water from settling on the glass door and buy you a little time in between regular cleaning.