Frameless shower glass can be a wonderful shower enclosure option. That is, if you can keep it looking nice. Remember that one of the main features of frameless shower glass is its ability to look like it isn’t there, which doesn’t work so well if it’s dirty. So how do you go about keeping it crystal clear and sparkling clean?
Addressing Hard Water
If you have hard water, you’ll need to take extra care to keep your shower glass beautifully clear. Hard water tends to leave mineral deposits that can etch the glass and cause permanent damage if left unattended to. To prevent this from happening in the first place, take a squeegee to your glass each time after you shower. Make sure you’re thorough, covering every inch of glass until it’s clean and dry. Consider getting a water softener for your home as well, if you don’t have one already. This will not only help protect your shower glass, but will also help protect appliances like your dishwasher, keep your dishes looking cleaner, and improve the way you feel after you finish showering.
Even if you’re diligent about cleaning your shower glass regularly, you still might find streaks on your glass. These unsightly marks can ruin the otherwise crystal clear appearance of your glass. If a water and vinegar solution isn’t cutting it, using a rag, paper towel, or lint-free towel with a commercial glass cleaner can do the trick. Check the instructions to see if you should leave the solution on the glass for a few minutes. Some cleaners work better that way.
Using Effective Products
When it comes to cleaning your shower glass, it’s important to use the right products. Cleaners should be gentle, with a pH between seven and eight. Common natural cleaners include a water and vinegar solution and a baking soda and vinegar solution, mixed to form a paste. Interestingly enough, WD-40 and fabric softeners can also be effective at removing calcium deposits, soap scum, and other build up.
Keeping your frameless shower glass looking pristinely clean takes effort, but looks amazing when you do. In order to keep it sparkling, make sure you address any hard water issues you have, take steps to prevent streaks, and choose cleaning products that will be effective. Remember, regular upkeep will go a long way towards making any necessary cleaning a much easier task.
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