Simple maintenance tips for your glass shower screens
Glass shower screens are clearly the elegant choice for any home. After selecting the right size, design, and material, your next responsibility will be to keep the glass surface clean. Maintaining glass shower screens can help you avoid cracks, physical damage, and unsanitary surfaces in your home.
Luckily, keeping your glass shower screen clean is much easier than it sounds. You just need to use the right products, avoid leaving the shower wet, and allow enough air to flow inside the bathroom. Here are each of those steps explained in more detail.
Avoid using abrasive materials
Depending on the type of glass you have installed, abrasive materials often cause scratches to form on your shower screen. Deep scratches result in permanent damage and affect the elegance of your glass surface. Instead, consider using a gentle material such as a microfibre cloth. These cloths are effective at removing spots and stains, especially in corners and other tough-to-reach areas. Microfibre cloths are also easy to clean and replace as necessary.
Use household cleaning products
A microfibre cloth should also be used, along with common household cleaning products. For example, vinegar and baking soda are both tough on stains without damaging your glass surface. You can quickly form a vinegar cleaning solution by mixing 1 part of vinegar with 1 part of water and a little bit of dish soap. Mix the solution in a spray bottle and apply it to your glass shower screen. Allow the solution to sit on the screen for at least 20 minutes, after which you can scrub the stains away using a microfibre cloth.
Another useful option is baking soda. Mix equal parts of baking soda with water, and apply the paste onto your shower screen. This option is effective for stubborn stains that may have hardened over time. It also helps to apply the mix using a damp material, after which you can gently scrub the surface with your microfibre cloth.
Have a squeegee handy
Squeegees are useful for removing water from glass surfaces. If the water in your area has lots of dissolved minerals (such as calcium and sodium), it may form stubborn stains and deposits. A squeegee removes the water before it dries up and forms such stains. The smooth surface also minimises scratches. After stain removal, thoroughly rinse the shower screen and use a squeegee to eliminate any residual water.
Keep the door open
A soggy bathroom retains moisture and may turn into a breeding ground for mould or germs. To prevent your glass shower screen from being infected by germs, try to keep the door open after use. This will promote airflow and minimise soggy conditions.
To learn more, contact a shower screen supplier.