3 Easy Ways To Clean Your Glass Shower

Glass shower enclosures can take any bathroom from dull to luxurious. There is no doubt that they are worth the investment, but you may be wondering how in the world to keep them as clean as the day they were installed. Water spots are usually the first to appear. If those water spots are left untreated, your previously spotless glass shower enclosures will eventually be covered in soap scum buildup. When doors become that dirty, they no longer offer that appealing and classy look. If you are looking for ways to keep your glass shower doors looking their finest, try one of these easy remedies!

Zap the Soap Scum

You can't escape soap scum, regardless of soft or hard water. If you find yourself cringing each time you step into your shower due to the ever present and always growing soap scum, this pantry-friendly cleaner will zap that nasty soap scum right off your glass. You will need:

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup dishwashing soap
  • Spray bottle
  • Microwave

First, measure one cup of dishwashing soap and pour it into your spray bottle. When that's finished, heat up one cup of white vinegar in the microwave for 1–2 minutes. Once hot, pour the vinegar into the spray bottle, tighten the lid and shake vigorously. This will leave you with a thick, gel-like cleaning solution. Spray the mixture onto your soap scum–laden surfaces and let sit for 2–4 hours. If you are dealing with really difficult buildup, you can leave the cleaning gel on overnight. After the cleaning gel has sat for the length of time necessary, simply rinse with warm water and a sponge or squeegee. Your shower doors will sparkle like new.

The 'Get It Done in a Hurry' Solution

Have you ever forgotten you have company coming over and need to give your bathroom a facelift in a matter of minutes? For those times when you are in a hurry, grab a dryer sheet. The fibers are scratch resistant and the weave grabs a hold of anything clinging to the walls of your showers. Dampen the dryer sheet with a few drops of warm water and get to work. You can wipe down shower doors in a matter of minutes, then rinse and let dry.

Heavy Duty Overhaul

If you have a bathroom enclosure that hasn't seen a scrub brush in years, you may need a heavy duty cleaning solution. Skip the store bought soap scum cleaners and head to the kitchen cleaners for a glass cooktop cleaning agent. Lather a sponge with the cooktop cleaning agent and start scrubbing your shower enclosure. Once the surface has been thoroughly covered, let it sit for up to 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.

A clean shower can make or break your showering experience. Don't fight the soap scum buildup another day. Tackle your shower enclosure with one of these three cleaning methods and you'll be staring through crystal clear class in no time at all.