Cleaning your Shower Doors

Who doesn’t want a clean shower? It is the place we go everyday to get clean ourselves. Of course shower doors are one of the toughest places in the house to clean. Follow these tips to keep your shower door clean and streak free.

Use a squeegee –  It is recommended that you use a squeegee to remove all excess water after every shower and wash your door on a regular basis using a cleaning product. This will ensure a clean shower door and less soap scum to scrub off later.

Use Vinegar – Is your shower door coated with soap scum that you can’t squeegee off? If so, try using vinegar. Dip a sponge into white vinegar and coat the door. Keep applying vinegar for about 5 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. The vinegar smell will go away after a few hours.

Use Chlorine or Hydrogen Peroxide – If you have a mold/mildew problem. Mildew is the black (or pink or green) stuff that can build up around the shower door edges. Unlike soap scum, mold can be harmful to people who are allergic to it. All you need to do is spray the chlorine or hydrogen peroxide onto the problem spots. No scrubbing is needed. If the mildew gets behind the caulk you might need to replace it.

For harder spots (hard water spots) try using a diluted mix of vinegar and water. Coat the door like you would just using the vinegar and leave the mixture on for several minutes. Rinse. Now that you’ve removed the problem spots make sure to use a squeegee after you shower each time so they stay away!