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How To Get Your Glass Shower Doors Super Sparkling Clean

A glass shower door plays a key role in the beauty and functionality of your bathroom, showcasing ornamental tile work and protecting the surrounding area from water damage. To keep it looking its best, it’s essential to have a regular cleaning routine. Otherwise, water stains and soap scum can build up and spoil the clarity of the glass.

Ideally, glass shower doors should be wiped down after each use, but all too often this can be easily overlooked. In this case, a weekly or fortnightly deep clean should take place to remove the combination of soap scum, hair products, and limescale that builds up. Here's a guide to getting them looking as good as new. 

When it comes to effective cleaning products, there’s plenty of choice. You can use a commercial glass cleaner, but it’s often cheaper and more eco-friendly to make your own product that is just as effective. For example, you can mix equal parts of water and distilled vinegar, adding a few drops of lemon juice if you wish. 

Simply add the mixture to a spray bottle and apply it generously to both sides of the shower door. Leave it to take effect for about 15 minutes so that the layers of dirt are loosened, and then wipe down with a soft sponge or squeegee. If the layer of soap scum is particularly stubborn, you may need to apply more pressure, rubbing a sponge in small circles. 

When you are satisfied with the results, rinse the glass with clean cold water. Finally, rub the glass down with a lint-free cloth or towel until it really sparkles. 

If you find that you have particularly tough limescale stains to tackle, then adding some bicarbonate of soda to the mix should do the trick. Mix half a cupful with water to create a thick paste and apply it vigorously to the surface with a sponge. Leave the product to take effect for up to 15 minutes and rinse with undiluted white vinegar followed by clean water. 

If you live in an area with hard water, typically in the south and eastern parts of Britain, then you may find that limescale build up is a regular problem. In this case, installing a water softener or filter at the shower head can greatly help to control the problem. 

This can also prevent the shower head from becoming blocked up, maximising the effectiveness of your shower. Liquid products such as shower gel rather than solid bars of soap tend to create less soap scum, so consider switching if you notice excessive build-ups.

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The shower door tracks are prone to getting clogged up with soap scum and dirt that looks unsightly and interferes with safe and effective functioning. These can be cleaned by applying distilled vinegar and leaving it to work for a few minutes. Then gently scrub with an old toothbrush and rinse with clean water. Finally wipe dry with a soft cloth.

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