Following these tips can add life to your glass shower door
A glass shower door is an elegant and stylish addition to any bathroom. It can last years with the proper care and maintenance. If you fail to care for your glass shower doors, over time, your bath cabins can turn into smelly and dirty cabins. Here are some simple tips you can follow to keep your shower door looking like new for years to come:
Prevention is the key
Bathrooms remain perpetually hot and humid. Germs, dirt and soap scum builds up quickly. It is important not to wait for your shower cabin to look really dirty before you decide to clean it. If you allow soap, water, and other substances to build up, it can cause permanent damage to the glass. To prevent this, all you need to do is simply wipe down the shower area once a day with a microfiber cloth or soft sponge. It is important not to use any harsh cleaning agents on your glass shower door. Plain water or a mild soap are enough to break up the build-up. The simplest thing to do is to wipe your shower door clean every day after shower.
Ensure proper ventilation
Make sure you keep your bathroom well-ventilated to prevent growth of mold and mildew. You can open a window, leave the bathroom door open after taking a shower, or turn on the bathroom vent. This will release the humidity from the bathroom when it is not use. Leaving the vent open during shower and few minutes after that can also help. If natural ventilation is not possible due to location and design of the bathroom, you may consider using a dehumidifier.
Keep the shower door tracks clean
While you may find it difficult to clean the shower door tracks, it is obviously not impossible. Just pour some vinegar onto a paper towel, lay them on the tracks, and let them sit there for about half an hour. After 30 minutes, remove the paper towels and gently scrub the tracks with a soft bristled brush and remove any grime or build-up. Once the tracks are scrubbed clean, rinse the vinegar off with water.
Take care of the shower door seals
Your glass shower door’s seals play the important role of not allowing water to drip out of the shower on to your bathroom floor. Over time, these seals may get damaged especially if you have been using strong cleansing agents. If you want the seals to last long, just use water and a mild soap for cleaning. Have the seals replaced when you notice any signs of wear and tear.
Use the right cleaning supplies
As important it is to keep your glass shower door clean, it is equally important to use the right cleaning supplies for the job. By using abrasive cleaning agents, steel wools, or other cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals such as ammonia, you may do more harm than good. These abrasive cleaning products can damage the glass and corrode the door’s hardware. The best thing to use is a mild soap and water, or a mix of one part vinegar to four parts of water. If you must, use only organic, mild cleaning agents.
By using these simple tips, you can keep your glass shower door scum free and keep it looking like new for years. If you need to know more about glass shower doors, get in touch with our team now. If you need help with your shower door or if you are in the market for a new one, give us a call. We are here to help you!