Keeping glass shower doors clean can be a daunting challenge. It can be tough to develop a routine of squeegeeing glass shower walls and doors after every use, and an awkward request of guests. But the practice is an important one, as the buildup of materials on glass shower surfaces can cause clouding, etching or permanent damage to the glass. Using a squeegee (a wiper-blade tool) to clear water and residue helps reduce chalky streaks and marks from hard-water stains, limescale and other mineral buildup and mildew growth.
Cleaning will eliminate buildup, but not etching, which can require full replacement of your glass. Regular cleaning will help avoid this, with a cleaner that will dissolve hard water mineral deposits and soap scum.
If spraying above your head, wear eye protection. Always spot test a hidden area before beginning.
- Spray Simple Green Lime Scale Remover onto surface, or apply with a damp sponge or cloth.
- Scrub around the shower door handle with a stiff, non-metallic brush to loosen heavy deposit buildup.
- If your shower door slides, spray the metal tracks, and scrub accordingly.
- Immediately rinse thoroughly.
Tip: To reduce the amount of soap scum on glass, trade bar soap for liquid, which doesn't contain the solids that can increase gunky buildup.