Your new glass shower door is beautiful, but also seems to keep getting dirty. A cloudy, streaky, and spotted glass shower door is just not the same as the crystal clear glass you initially had installed. Luckily, with a little know-how, keeping your glass shower door sparkling clean is actually quite easy. Here are four tips for doing just that:
Get Into the Habit of Using a Squeegee
Spending a few extra seconds at the end of every shower with a shower squeegee can make a huge difference in how clean your glass shower door is. By soaking up the excess water with a squeegee, you prevent it from spotting or streaking the glass. This is an especially important step if you have hard water, which is full of mineral deposits that like to settle onto glass. Encourage your family members to get into this habit as well.
Try a Magic Eraser
If glass cleaner isn't doing the trick, you may be surprised by how effective a few minutes spent wiping the door with the little sponge-like device known as a Magic Eraser (or a generic store version) can be. A Magic Eraser can get rid of dirt, residue and soap scum with just a small amount of time and a little elbow grease. It can also be used on your faucet and the inside of your tub.
Use a Dryer Sheet
For stubborn water deposits and spots left on your glass shower door, try a simple dryer sheet. The ingredients in a dryer sheet that work to keep your clothes soft and smelling amazing can also be effective at removing soap scum and water deposits. Some people find that this step is more effective if you use a cleaning brush (like the kind you use to wash dishes) to gently scrub the glass first, helping to loosen the dirt and debris.
Try Automotive Rain Repellent
You know the rain repellent spray they sell in the automotive department that repels rainwater from your car's windows? Well, once your glass shower door is clean you can help it stay that way by occasionally spraying it down with the same stuff. It repels water from your glass shower door in the same way it repels rain from car windows, helping to keep your shower door spotlessly clean.
By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your clean, streak-free shower glass door with minimal effort. Contact a contractor, like shower doors by Superior Glass & Mirror, for more care tips.