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How to Maintain Sparkling Clean Glass Shower Doors and Mirrors

September 20, 2023 at 4:19 AM PST
Cleaning Bathroom Cleaning Tips

How to Maintain Sparkling Clean Glass Shower Doors and Mirrors

September 20, 2023 at 4:19 AM PST

For many homeowners, glass shower doors and bathroom mirrors are a great way to elevate your bathroom’s aesthetics instantly. However, keeping these surfaces clean can feel like a chore, especially when exposed to elements like water, soap scum, and toothpaste splatters. Keeping these surfaces sparkling clean is easier than you think if you use the proper techniques and tools.

Wipe Down Daily

Getting into a consistent routine of cleaning your bathroom key. After every shower, use a squeegee to wipe down your glass shower doors. This daily habit takes less than five minutes and can help prevent water spots and soap scum buildup. To keep mirrors clean, quickly wipe with a microfiber cloth to remove water splashes and toothpaste specks.

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Homemade Cleaning Solutions

Scour your kitchen pantry for ingredients for a homemade cleaning solution. Mix equal parts white vinegar with water and let it sit for a few minutes. For tougher stains, apply a paste of baking soda and water to the stain. Gently scrub and rinse for a shiny finish.

Seal Your Surfaces

Invest in a water-repellent product for your shower door. This solution causes water to bead up and roll off, reducing spots and buildup. Follow the repellent’s manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that the room is well-ventilated when applying.

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Install a Water Softening System

If you live in an area with hard water, it would be helpful to install a water-softening system. This helps avoid mineral deposits on your shower door and mirrors, which can benefit your bathroom surfaces, plumbing, and appliances.

Deep Cleaning

It doesn’t matter how great you are with daily cleaning and maintenance; scheduling regular deep cleans is super important. Once a month, take the time to clean your glass surfaces thoroughly. To avoid scratches and ensure a gleaming finish, use a non-abrasive cleaner.

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Photo Credit: Christian Mackie

Say ‘No’ to Bar Soap

Bar soaps have a tendency to cause more soap scum than liquid soaps or shower gels. Saying ‘no’ to soap scum can result in less cleaning in the long run.



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