Showers, no matter how new, will go through wear and tear. Eventually, your shower glass/enclosure will find a way to go from "pristine" to "dingy". You've already spent time and money on this custom shower - why not give it proper maintenance, if only to maximize your investment?
There must be a simple solution to keeping your custom shower glass or enclosures clean.
At Absolute Glass, we understand the struggle. This is why are going to let you in on these simple secrets to keeping your shower door clean every day. These are things you can do in a few minutes to save you a major headache in the future:
Buildup Be Gone!
Mix warm distilled vinegar with grease fighting dish detergent in equal portions. You can use detergent like Dawn or Cascade. You can use this to get rid of any build up. However, if for stone made showers, you should use liquid soap with baking soda because vinegar can harm the stone. Use this concoction and scrub the door or enclosure with a safe non-scratch sponge. Custom shower glasses are sensitive so always be gentle when cleaning.
Do More Than Just Shower
When you finish showering, take some time to clean the glass shower door. The warm shower helps loosen the grime, so it becomes easier to scrub. Plus, you can always wash up after because you are already in the shower! Grab a sponge and start scrubbing away. Afterwards, your shower glass door or enclosure will look as good as new.
Key Ingredient - Citrus
Lemons smell so good and are found in many cleaning products. It would make sense to use it as a simple cleaning solution. Get a lemon and cut it in half. Then, dip a portion of it in baking soda. Use this to scrub the glass door. You can add a bit of lemon oil. The oil will act as water repellant to prevent the glass door from having water dry on it.
Invest in a Squeegee
It is best to be proactive. Investing in a squeegee keeps the enclosure clean and less of a headache in the future to clean. When you are done with the shower, wipe the water off. One of the reasons why the door gets dirty is because homeowners leave the water to dry on the glass. Avoid this with a simple tool, a squeegee. It does not cost very much and takes as little as 30 seconds to take care of every day.
Create Your Own Shower Spray To Use Daily
You can make your own daily shower spray. This is a precaution to use in between the deep cleanings. Using a natural spray would be ideal because it is cost-effective and does not include harsh chemicals. Mix a cup of water, half a cup of vinegar, some dish detergent soup, and drops of an essential oil. You can pick from lavender, vanilla, peppermint, or any smell you wish. After you squeegee the door, you can sprits this on the door. Remember, for stone-tiling do not use vinegar because this can damage the tiles.
We hope these simple tricks will come in handy for you! Use the tips daily and it will make cleaning your shower so much easier. These solutions are affordable and simple to do.
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