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Shower Door Cleaning

Searching for ways to banish soap scum, hard water stains, and mildew from your shower door without the use of harsh chemicals? The Canton Cleaning Company would like to introduce you to a few tips for cleaning those pesky glass shower doors. We are also including recommendations for the best tools and homemade cleaners, to keep those doors gleaming after each use. The Canton Cleaning Company provides house cleaning services in Baltimore and have seen shower doors of all shapes and conditions.

A glass shower door adds modern elegance to your bathroom, but like other bathroom fixtures that are constantly exposed to moisture and soap scum- unsightly grime and mineral deposits can build up fast! If your surface looks streaky, stained, or foggy, try one of these tricks for cleaning your glass shower doors. A simple DIY shower cleaner made with ingredients like dish soap, vinegar and water can help remove tough stains without strong, irritating chemicals. And don't forget about those shower door tracks, too! Once your shower door is sparkling, it's important to put prevention tactics into action to make cleaning your shower door easier next time.

The Concoction

For an easy DIY homemade shower-door cleaner, mix distilled white vinegar (heated first) with some dish detergent, such as Dawn, in equal proportions. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it on the front and back of the doors. Let the mixture stand for about 30 minutes or until it has cut through the grime. Rinse off the solution using fresh water and a damp sponge, and dry the glass with a microfiber cloth.

How Often Should You Clean Your Glass Shower Doors?

The short answer is after almost every use, you have a life, right? Hard water spots form when drops of water dry on the glass, and mold and mildew can grow in damp environments. To keep glass shower doors clean and grime-free, prevention is key. The best thing you can do is squeegee the door after each use. Keep one hanging in your shower to make it easy, and remind family members to do it after each time they shower. A basic squeegee costs less than $20 and saves you lots of time and frustration. "It'll help keep hard-water deposits from building up, so you won't have to scrub so much later," she says.

Try to wipe down your shower doors every day or so after the last person has bathed for the day. This is also the best time to clean your shower surround because the warm water has already loosened up the grime. Use a sponge or foam cleaning pad, such as a Magic Eraser, to avoid the need for additional cleaning products or toxic chemicals.

If you keep up with regular light maintenance, you should only have to deep-clean shower doors every few weeks. Here's a good shower cleaning schedule to follow:

  • Every day: After using the shower, squeegee glass shower doors and leave the door open to air out.

  • Weekly: Give your entire shower a wipe-down once a week with a sponge or foam cleaning pad.

  • Once a month: It's time for a deep clean. Thoroughly scrub your entire shower, making sure to get in any nooks and crannies with scouring pads, sponges and grout bristled brushes. You can also apply a water repellent spray to prevent hard water stains on glass shower doors.

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