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How to Prevent Soap Scum from Glass Shower Doors

Congratulations! You’ve traded in that outdated, mildew breeding shower curtain for some beautiful, modern glass doors! You love how they look, right? We know you do and want to help you keep them sparkling and beautiful as the first day you saw them.

The first step is to prevent soap scum is to prevent it from forming in the first place. Here are a few tips:

  • Use glycerin bar soap, liquid or gel body soaps instead of traditional bar soap.
  • The talc and paraffin in bar soap is what gets left behind on your tile and glass shower doors. When it mixes with minerals in your water along with dirt, body oils, sloughed off skin and bacteria soap scum is formed. 
  • Keep a squeegee in your shower and simply squeegee the door after every shower. 
  • No time to squeegee? At the very minimum, remove the shower head and rinse the walls and glass of soap residue after every shower.
  • Keep a spray bottle of undiluted white vinegar in your shower and spray down the glass shower doors and all surfaces after every shower. This will also prevent mildew from forming.
  • Treat your glass shower doors with Rain-X, car wax or lemon oil once a month. This will prevent water, soap scum, shampoo residue, etc from sticking to the doors.

Do you live with other people that aren’t so diligent in keeping your shiny, new glass shower doors clean and sparkly or you just have to indulge in that sugar scrub that leaves behind a greasy residue on the doors?  What do you do now? No worries! 

We have some inexpensive, effective ways to rid your glass shower doors of that dreaded soap scum! The best method for you to use will depend on how heavy and caked on the soap scum is. Start with our first tip and make your way down as needed. These methods will work on your glass shower doors, tub and tiles.

Vinegar

  • Combine 4 cups of white vinegar, 4 cups warm water and 1 tbs. dishwashing detergent (blue Dawn works best) in a spray bottle. Spray on your glass shower doors, let sit for 15 minutes then gently scrub area with a clean, soft bristle brush. Rinse clean with hot water then squeegee or dry with a clean cloth. 

Baking Soda

  • Create a paste using a 1:1 ratio of baking soda and water (add more water as necessary to make a spreadable consistency.) Once you have your paste, mix in 1 tbs of dishwashing detergent.) Apply mixture to your glass shower door and any other areas with soap scum buildup. Let sit for 15 minutes then gently scrub area with a clean, soft bristle brush. Rinse clean with hot water then squeegee or dry with a clean cloth.

Borax

  • Create a paste using a 1:1 ratio of Borax and water (add more water as necessary to make a spreadable consistency.) Once you have your paste, mix in 2 tbs of dishwashing detergent. Apply mixture to your glass shower door and any other areas with soap scum buildup. Let sit for 15 minutes then gently scrub area with a clean, soft bristle brush. Rinse clean with hot water then squeegee or dry with a clean cloth.

 

We hope these tips allow you to enjoy your glass shower doors for years to come! Contact us at omgshowerdoors.com or call us at (631) 842-2515 for more information on custom glass shower doors and mirrors!


 

   Rennie Gonzalez is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry & the Chamber of Commerce

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