Tips for Cleaning Your Shower Door

Ashley Christensen
December 19, 2022

As anyone will tell you, the bathroom, and more specifically the shower is the most-used area in any home. Because it is used so often, it can be difficult to keep up with it and keep it clean. The area of the bathroom that is especially prone to getting dirty and requiring regular cleaning is the glass shower doors. Shower doors seem to attract more dirt, grime, and soap scum than any other area of the bathroom; so how do you combat the filth and keep your glass shower door sparkling clean? Here are a few tips to help keep your bathroom shower looking clean and brand new, year after year.

What causes a dirty shower door? 

There are many different factors that contribute to a dirty shower door, including the high level of humidity that is often found in the bathroom. After a shower, the water droplets that are left behind, dry on the glass, leaving a film behind on the door’s surface. This film can be exacerbated by the use of bar soap or body wash, as these products tend to leave behind a residue on the glass. 

Another factor that can contribute to dirt and grime accumulating on the glass is the type of water that you have in your area. If you have hard water or water with high mineral content, it can result in limescale or film building up on the glass as well. The film that is visibly left behind, can be hard to remove and will often require special cleaning solutions and/or scrubbing to remove. 

Different Cleaning Solutions to Effectively Clean Your Glass Shower Door  

If not done regularly, cleaning a shower can be a difficult task, to remove the build-up of dirt, grime, and soap scum. When you use a chemical-based cleaning agent or a natural cleaner, it can make the daunting task easier to accomplish. 

Not sure how or where to start when it comes to cleaning your glass shower door, here are a few cleaning solutions that can help to make the process easier. 

  • Window/Glass Cleaner: Window cleaner is formulated specifically to clean windows and other glass surfaces, such as shower doors and mirrors. Most window cleaners contain ammonia and alcohol, which work together to clean glass surfaces without leaving any streaks or residue behind. Simply spray the window cleaner on the surface of your glass shower door, and wipe it off with a cloth or a paper towel. After wiping it off, be sure to rinse off the surface to ensure that your shower doesn’t smell like a cleaning product when you’re done.
  • Vinegar Solution: Vinegar is one of the best condiments that you can have not only in your kitchen but also in your cleaning arsenal. Vinegar is formulated with ingredients that work to dissolve dirt and grease. Simply mix vinegar with water in a spray bottle, and spray directly onto the shower door glass. Once on, you can wipe it off immediately, or you can let it sit for a few minutes so that the ingredients get to work. Once you have wiped the vinegar solution off, be sure to rinse off your shower door to wash away any vinegar residue that may be left behind.
  • Baking Soda Solution: Another great cleaning solution that you can make with ingredients found in your kitchen is a baking soda solution. Baking soda is a great cleaning tool, as it is a great alkaline, and can neutralize acids that are present on the glass shower door, making it a great cleaner for any shower door. Make a baking soda solution by missing baking soda with water to form a paste. Apply your baking soda paste to the glass and let it sit for a few minutes. After you’ve let it work its magic, wipe it off using a cloth or paper towel. Rinse off the glass to remove any residue left behind from the baking soda solution.
  • Lemon Extract: Another great natural cleaner is lemon juice. Lemon juice contains citric acid, which is an excellent natural degreaser and cleaning agent. Lemon extract can help to remove any hard water stains that might be built up on the glass; it is also inexpensive and smells divine. When using lemons as a cleaning agent, start by squeezing lemons to extract the juice. Pour the juice into a spray bottle, and spray it all over your shower door. Let the lemon juice sit on the glass for a few minutes, before you wipe it off with a cloth or paper towel. Not only will your shower look clean but will smell clean as well!

If your shower door is beyond help to look clean and new again, visit Gordon’s Glass today. At Gordon’s Glass, we have special cleaning solutions that are designed specifically to clean shower door glass, to remove dirt, grime, and soap scum. A little elbow grease and a specialty cleaner can really make the difference, from taking a dirty old shower door and restoring it to its former glory days. 

For those who are in the market for a new shower door, ask Gordon’s Glass about a special coating that you can order on your new shower door, to repel water and help to prevent dirt, soap scum, and hard water from building up on the glass.

Gordon’s Glass has extensive experience installing custom shower doors, for thousands of satisfied customers. Come in today, take a look at the showroom to see what options are available, and be one step closer to getting the dream custom shower door you’ve always wanted! Additionally, take a look at the “Gallery Page” on our website, to see some of the custom shower doors we’ve done recently.

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