Cleaning Your Glass Shower Door
Tired of struggling to keep your glass shower door clean? Here are two handy tips that really work!
- Glass shower doors commonly build up with soap scum and mineral deposits. If you haven’t kept on top of this, it’s time to break out the heavy equipment. First, pick up some polishing compound from any home center or auto parts store and use an auto buffer to polish off all the residue. It’s best to remove the shower door and take it to your workshop so that you don’t create a mess in the bathroom.
- Once you have removed all the offending material, you can coat the glass with either Rain-X or Aquapel. This will keep water from beading on the glass and leaving mineral deposits when it dries! Just follow the instructions on the package. You can buy Rain-X at any home improvement store, and Aquapel is available on-line. We also recommend using a squeegee to pull the water off the glass after showering.
Cleaning Tile and Grout of Soap Scum and Stains
- Tackling built-up soap scum and dirt on tile walls and floors is made easier with Magic Eraser. These sponges are especially useful for removing ground-in dirt from porous tile. In most cases, it will make easy work of cleaning these areas. For tough stains, a little elbow grease may be needed.
- Grout stains can be almost impossible to remove. If you have light colored grout, try using a Clorox Bleach Pen. Be careful to get the bleach solution only on the grout lines. It’s tedious work but can make a huge difference. Just apply and wait 10 minutes and rinse. If stains are really bad, a second application may be necessary.
As with all cleaning projects, make sure you wear safety goggles and that the room is properly vented to deep clean your shower. Happy cleaning!