Cleaning Showers and Glass Doors

First, the bad news for cleaning showers and glass doors. Hard water and soapy buildup allowed to accumulate on glass shower surfaces can cause etching and permanently damage the glass. If glass shower doors have a cloudy look, this may be the culprit. Cleaning will eliminate buildup, but it will not reverse etching, which is why the first and best defense is to prevent it from happening by wiping down the shower after each use with either a squeegee or a microfiber cloth.

Cleaning showers and glass doors, remember these surfaces need special treatment. Try to clean them using a nonabrasive cleaner, such as an all-purpose bathroom cleaner, pine oil or baking soda. Make sure to avoid the use of abrasive cleansers or scrubbing pads because they may scratch or dull the finish.

Cloudy glass shower doors may be cleaned with full-strength white vinegar or a commercial lime and scale remover, which can be found in supermarkets. Also be very careful when using these products. Make sure to use gloves, protect skin and clothing when using these products.

Squeegees and Microfiber Cloths
A squeegee is a windshield-wiper-like tool with a handle and a long, flat rubber blade used to clean or remove something (in this case water) from a surface.

Some squeegees have suction cups for attaching to walls for easy access and storage, while some come in colors or stainless steel for the style-conscious. Do they all work the same? In a nutshell, yes.

Daily Shower Cleaners
Either way, once the shower has been wiped down, finish the job with a quick misting of daily cleaner such as Method Daily, Tilex Daily Shower Cleaner, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Tub and Tile or your own concoction (see below).

The best part about daily maintenance: You won’t need to deep-clean the shower as often and the glass will stay sparkly.

Glass Doors Quick Cleaning Tip

After washing and cleaning the showers and glass doors, also wipe them dry using newspaper to give it an extra shine. This trick will clean, making it look new. Also you the newspaper to clean the face mirror within the bathroom as well.