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How To Clean Glass Shower Doors

How To Clean Glass Shower Doors

Glass shower doors and enclosures can be a stylish addition to any bathroom, but watermarks and limescale marks on the glass can detract from the overall aesthetics.

There are always areas in the bathroom that need a little extra TLC, from cleaning grubby grout, the scourge of back mould, to watermarks and limescale on glass shower doors. We have a look at some tips to help you get your glass doors sparkling and clean.

Limescale is a substance mainly made up of calcium and magnesium which is left behind when hard water evaporates. It produces a hard, chalky deposit and builds up where water is heated or left standing.

It is most commonly found, although not exclusively, in association with hot water – for example in kettles and on taps and showerheads. However, it also builds up in less visible areas – the inner surfaces of pipes, in radiators, washing machines and dishwashers for example.

The best way to remove watermarks and limescale is with white vinegar. Be forewarned that malt or cider vinegar will not do the job as well, and may stain your surfaces.

 

Method

  1. Mix equal parts water and white vinegar together
  2. Clean out a spray bottle thoroughly and add the mixture
  3. Spray the affected area with the mixture, making sure that its completely covered
  4. Use a cotton cloth to completely wipe the area. If any stubborn stains wont come off, pour the mixture onto a cloth and scrub
  5. Squeegee the area and then buff with a microfibre cloth
  6. If watermarks still show up or stubborn marks persist, then turn to a more aggressive specialist water stain remover
  7. Put on protective gloves, open all windows and doors and turn on the extractor fan (if you have one) before spraying
  8. Follow instructions on the bottle carefully and dont leave on the surface longer than recommended
  9. Repeat steps 4 and 5

To prevent watermarks and limescale building up on your glass shower screens, you can use a window squeegee to scrape all the moisture off the glass after you shower, or if you live in a hard water area, a water softener will also help reduce the damage around the home and to your appliances caused by hard water, as well as unsightly marks on your glass doors.

The easiest way to clean a shower head is to remove it from the shower hose and using a bowl or bucket soak it in equal parts freshly squeezed lemon juice and water. Make sure there is enough lemon solution to fully submerge the showerhead and soak for 30 minutes.

Remove the showerhead and rinse in warm water and dry thoroughly, you can use a soft cloth to remove leftover limescale and repeat if needed. If you have a fixed shower head, do not worry you can create the lemon solution in a small plastic bag and secure this around the showerhead using string or an elastic band instead.

 

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