You take a shower and you get clean. Your shower door? Not so much. Read on for our top tips on how to cleanglassshower doors -- and keep them clean.
1) Banish Buildup People swear by the incredible soap scum-slaying ability of distilledvinegar(heated first) mixed with grease-cutting dish detergent such as Dawn, in equal proportions. If your shower is made of stone, however, thevinegarcould damage it. Instead, mix some liquid soap withbaking sodauntil it's the consistency of frosting, says Kris Koenig, CEO ofNatura Clean. Scrub it onto theglassshower door with a nonscratchsponge.
2) Multitask Clean the shower door as you're finishing up your shower. The warm water has already loosed up the grime, plus you don't have to worry about getting messy or wet. Use aspongeor foam cleaningpadsuch as a Magic Eraser, and you won't need to mess around with additional cleaning products or chemicals.
3) Citrus Solutions Leslie Reichert, akaThe Cleaning Coach, offers this trick for cleaning yourglassshower door: Cut a lemon in half. Dip one half inbaking soda, then rub on theglassdoor. "Once you get theglassclean, I like rubbing it with a little lemon oil, too," she says. "The oil will repel the water so the soap doesn't dry on theglass."
4) Multiuse Tools Use atoothbrushfor scrubbing the metal frame around your shower door. Apaintscraper can help get the gunk where the metal meets the shower or door, and arazor, carefully and gently applied, can scrape mineral spots off flatglass.
5) Squeegee, Squeegee, Squeegee Prevention is key. "The best thing you can do is squeegee the door after each use," Koenig says. Keep one hanging in your shower to make it easy. "It'll help keep hard-water deposits from building up, so you won't have to scrub so much later," she says.
6) DIY Daily Shower Spray Using a shower spray daily builds time between deep cleans. Make your own on the cheap -- and without harsh chemicals -- by mixing 1cupwater, 1/2 cupvinegar, a little dish soap, and 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Keep it in the shower, and spray theglassdoor down after squeegeeing. (Skip thevinegarif you have a stone-tile shower.)
Author:Darik Steinbach Phone: 952-239-4290 Dated: October 11th 2016 Views: 107 About Darik: I have been selling residential real estate in Minneapolis full time for 10+ years.
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