CLEANING TIPS

Squeegee Glass After Showers
Wouldn't it be great if shower doors were self cleaning like a dishwasher?

Unfortunately, keeping a bathroom clean and healthy is a difficult task...especially with kids and no maid.

What Causes Cloudy Glass

Glass has a porous surface that will absorb soap, body oils and hard-water minerals if you don't squeegee off the water after each shower. 

A cloudy haze also develops if you don't use a good glass cleaner regularly.



CLEANING TIP #1  - Use a squeegee and don't let water dry on glass




Keep Your Shower Glass Clean and Healthy

by the ShowerDoorExpert.com 

Want the best way to keep shower glass clean?


Use a squeegee after you shower - and wipe everything dry with a soft cloth.

But seriously ... who has that kind of time?

However, if you don't squeegee and water dries on the glass, it leaves behind a chalky-white haze and layers of YUK that need to be dissolved with cleaners.


To prevent soapy water spots use a good glass cleaner (with no ammonia) at least once a week.

If the glass is still a little scummy, try a mildly abrasive water spot remover. This requires a little elbow grease but is definitely worth the effort.


  • Always read the manufacturers instructions & recommendations
  • Test cleaners in a small area before applying to the rest of the glass
  • Check what type of cleaners can be used if your glass has a glass sealant applied 


With regular maintenance,your shower glass will be clean and healthy for years to come. So start with a clean slate by removing any smudges or dirt left behind the contractor and squeegee on !

buy a squeegee          water spot removers that work
 



CLEANING TIP #2  - Use a good glass cleaner weekly (NO ammonia)






3 Homemade Recipes for Tough Stains on Shower Glass

Here are a few popular suggestions to help you dissolve and remove that scummy stuff on your shower glass.


  • Make a 50-50 mix of white-vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Soak the glass and use a soft rag or dryer sheet to scrub the glass. Then rinse, squeegee the glass and buff it dry with a micro fiber cloth.
  • Smear a liquid dish-washing detergent like Cascade® on the glass. Cover the glass with dryer sheets and leave covered for 15 minutes - scrub the glass using the dryer sheets - rinse -squeegee - wipe dry.
  • Squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon and mix with 2 cups of club soda and 1 teaspoon of corn starch in a spray bottle. Spray mix on glass and let it soak a few minutes, Rub glass with a non-abrasive sponge, rinse, squeegee and wipe dry.

Some folks still use a glass cleaner afterwards to give it that healthy shine.


If the hazy cloud reappears after cleaning, you need to buy a water spot remover

NOTE: We have had very good luck using a product called Barkeepers Friend®    




CLEANING TIP #3  - Tough water spots need to be dissolved, so try one of these homemade cleaning mixtures above.






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What You Can Do Now


CAUTION: Apply sealants and wax to glass surfaces only - protect from over spray. Do not apply to floors or adjacent surfaces as they become slippery and may be damaged.

NOTE: Even if you paid to have a  water repellent coating applied to your glass, soap and hard-water minerals still need to be squeegeed and cleaned regularly. A glass sealant just prevents it from permanently etching a hazy cloud on shower glass.



Additional Information

  • Read the manufacturers labels and follow safety precautions.
  • Bar soaps leave behind more soap scum than liquid gels.
  • Some cleaners scratch lacquered hardware and soft materials like brass and aluminum. 
  • Beware of abrasive products and ones containing ammonia, bleach or harsh chemicals. 
  • CAUTION: Sharp metal objects, abrasive instruments or razor blades can permanently scratch the surface of the glass and metal.
  • Take adequate safety precautions like gloves, goggles and proper ventilation.
  • Test cleaners in a small hidden area to make sure they don't damage anything.
  • Be careful of over-spray and cleaners dripping onto adjacent surfaces.
  • Thoroughly rinse off cleaners before they dry, then wipe dry with a soft cloth.
  • Some cleaning products and homemade mixtures have strong fumes and require adequate ventilation.
  • Don't leave cleaning remedies around unlabeled. Be sure to empty and rinse spray bottles then dispose of responsibly.