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How to Clean Shower Doors Like A Profession

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Are you wondering how to clean shower doors and remove those annoying stains? Water droplets and soap scum from a bath easily stain shower doors. These stains can make an otherwise clean bathroom look dirty. However, cleaning shower doors is not as easy as grabbing a soapy sponge and a bucket of water. You need to have the right cleaning solution to make it look good as new.

If you want a pristine-looking clean shower door, you can have it professionally done with Helping Hands Cleaning Services. But, if you’re going to try it on your own, here are some tips on how to clean shower doors like a professional.

Must-Have Shower Doors Cleaning Supplies

Before teaching you how to clean shower doors, let us first check if you have the following cleaning supplies. Don’t worry though. Most items on our list are just everyday things that you can find at home, or if you don’t have them right now, you can just grab them on your next grocery run. 

Here is the list: 

  • Bottle Spray
  • Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Lemon
  • Ammonia
  • Baking Soda
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Windshield Rain Repellent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Window Squeegee
  • Sponge
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Toothbrush
  • Microwave
  • Microwaveable Bowl

3 Ways To Clean Your Shower Door

Once you have the materials, you can now proceed with our guide on how to clean shower doors. There are three effective ways to clean your shower doors, and we will discuss each in this section. 

Method 1: With A Vinegar Cleaning Solution

White vinegar is not only beneficial for cooking as it has also become quite popular in trending DIY cleaning hacks. It has excellent cleaning and disinfecting properties due to its acetic acid content. 

Acetic acid is a colorless organic compound and the primary reason why vinegar has its sour taste and pungent smell. However, vinegar is not the only thing that contains this compound. As it turns out, some store-bought household cleaners also have this in their ingredients list. 

Vinegar has a powerful acidic nature that can dissolve dirt, grease, grime, and mineral deposit. Aside from that, it is also strong enough to kill germs and bacteria. No wonder it quickly became a trending DIY cleaning solution. 

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean shower doors with vinegar:

  1. Prepare your white vinegar cleaning solution by pouring one cup of white vinegar into a microwavable bowl. After that, put it in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. Pour the heated solution into a spray bottle and add four to five drops of dishwashing liquid. 
  2. Spray the solution starting from the top-most portion of your glass shower door. Make sure to mist the whole area heavily, including the door tracks, then leave it for at least five minutes to work.
  3. Grab your sponge and start again from the top-most portion, then scrub away the stains from your glass door. If you encounter hard-to-clean stains, never use a scouring pad or an abrasive brush, as these can leave scratch marks on the glass. Instead, use dryer sheets. These sheets are the best for giving a bit of abrasion without scratching the glass. 
  4. Scrub the door tracks using an old toothbrush.
  5. Using the shower, rinse the door with water starting from the top. 
  6. Wipe the doors with a microfiber cloth or a squeegee.

Method 2: With Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is not as effective as vinegar, but it can still clean your shower doors with minimal stains and soap scums. It is high in citric acid, making it a decent natural cleaner. It also has low pH and good antibacterial properties. And, last but not least, it smells great and will give you a relaxing experience. So, why not give it a try, right?

However, if you have natural stones or anything in your shower that is brass plated, you should never use lemon juice as it will damage them. If you don’t, then there is nothing to worry about, and you can start reading these steps on how to clean shower doors using lemon juice.

  1. Cut a lemon in half and extract its juice in a small bowl. Then, on a 250 ml spray bottle, prepare water with one teaspoon of baking soda. Once done, add the lemon juice from the bowl to the spray bottle and shake the solution.
  2. Starting at the top-most portion of the glass door, spray the solution and let it sit for at least five minutes. 
  3. Scrub the glass with a sponge to remove water stains and soap scum. After that, grab an old toothbrush and scrub the door tracks.
  4. No rinsing is needed, so you can proceed right away to dry the door with a microfiber cloth or a squeegee.

Method 3: With Ammonia

Ammonia is commonly used in glass cleaning solutions to help avoid streaking. It works best in breaking down grime and soap scum.

Ammonia is indeed an excellent cleaning solution. However, if you opt for this, ensure that there is excellent ventilation in the shower room and that you are wearing protective gear, such as gloves and a face mask. Exposure to ammonia can cause skin, eye, and lung irritation. 

Furthermore, be careful about mixing ammonia with other cleaning solutions, especially chlorinated bleach. Combining these two produces a toxic gas called chloramine, which can cause coughing, shortness of breath, and suffocation. 

Here is how to clean shower doors with an ammonia solution:

  1. In a spray bottle, mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with one liter of warm water. 
  2. Spray the solution on the whole door. Make sure not to spray it on your skin or eyes.
  3. After five minutes of letting it sit, grab a sponge and scrub to remove stains and a toothbrush to clean the tracks.
  4. Wipe down the shower door with a squeegee or a microfiber cloth. 


How Often Should You Clean Your Shower Door?

If you don’t want to do heavy cleaning again in the future, you should keep your shower door clean every day. This practice helps avoid soap scum and other residue build-ups, which may be more challenging to remove when ignored. 

In cleaning your shower door daily, make sure to have a squeegee and wipe down the water after every use. You can also mix a simple cleaning solution with three cups of water, equal parts of rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, and one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Spray this solution after using the squeegee to prevent mildew. 

Bring Back your Pristine-Looking Shower Door

Cleaning your shower door takes a lot of time, effort, and the right cleaning solution. If you think that this is something that you can commit too, Helping Hands Cleaning Services is always here to help. You can rely on us to ensure your shower door is sparkling clean! 

Book one of our hardworking and skilled cleaners by calling us at (630) 530-1324 or send us an email at info@Hhcleans.com. We offer both residential and office cleaning and we always prioritize your safety with our Covid 19 coronavirus sanitizing.

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