Keeping your frameless shower doors sparkling clean is essential in order to keep germs at bay and to keep your bathroom looking sparkling clean. This is not one of the most popular cleaning jobs in your home, but if you take care of it on a regular basis you will not have to scrub as long or as hard. Cleaning shower doors can prove to be stubborn, especially if you live in an area that has hard water. (Water with a high mineral content.) By following a few tips, you can keep your shower doors clean and spot free.

Using Homemade Cleaners

You don't have to spend money on expensive cleaners in order to get your bathroom shower doors clean. You probably have the solution to removing soap scum right in your kitchen cabinets. In a spray bottle, combine a solution of one part vinegar to two parts of water. Soak your shower doors and other bathtub surfaces with the vinegar solution and allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes. For stubborn stains, it's a good idea to get a soft brush and gently scrub the area before you rinse the doors with cool water. If the vinegar won't remove very old and stuck-on stains, try mixing a small amount of baking soda with the vinegar and using that as a scrub before rinsing it off.

Removing Mold and Mildew

For mold and mildew, try adding hydrogen peroxide to a spray bottle and spraying the doors and grout. The bubble action in the peroxide allows you to spray the solution on and wipe clean without even scrubbing. If the mold and mildew is heavy and hard to remove, you may have to spray the peroxide on the surface and rinse several times before it comes completely off.

Using Traditional Car Wax

There are several products on the market that act as wax on glass to prevent spots and streaks. You can also try applying a layer of car wax on both sides of the shower doors. This adds a layer of protection to the doors to prevent water from penetrating and leaving behind spots and soap scum.

Preventing Buildup

Once you get your shower doors completely clean, you should try to perform a little maintenance on a regular basis. One way to do this is to leave a squeegee in the shower and remove the water from the doors before you get out. It only takes a few seconds to swipe the water off the doors before you step out of the shower, but it makes the difference when it comes to scrubbing the glass surfaces clean.

Hard water stains and cloudy soap scum can be easily removed from shower doors with a little elbow grease and a lot of patience. Once the doors are clean, it's much easier to keep the doors clean than to allow the buildup to occur again. By following a few simple tips, you can keep your bathroom sparkling clean and ready to use. For more tips on taking care of your shower doors, talk to a company like Glass Castle Of Flemington.