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How to Prevent Soap Scum from Glass Shower DoorsPost 1

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 You’ve traded in that outdated, mildew breeding shower curtain for some beautiful, modern glass doors!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 are what get 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 bacterial 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 showerhead 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 of warm water, and 1 tbsp dishwashing detergent (blue Dawn works best) in a spray bottle. Spray on your glass shower doors, let sit for 15 minutes, then gently scrub the 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 tbsp of dishwashing detergent.) Apply the mixture to your glass shower door and any other areas with soap scum buildup. Let sit for 15 minutes, then gently scrub the 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 tbsp of dishwashing detergent. Apply the mixture to your glass shower door and any other areas with soap scum buildup. Let sit for 15 minutes, then gently scrub the area with a clean, soft bristle brush. Rinse clean with hot water, then squeegee or dry with a clean cloth.

CONTACTING THE PROS TO ASSIST IN THE DESIGN

We just had a situation where a customer called us - and they were going to start tiling to complete the bathroom. When I walked in and they asked if the layout would work for a swinging door ?

I explained only a sliding door would work. So they took apart the wood frame and rearranged it. They saved all the tile installation , not to mention their expensive tile.

 IT SEEMS LIKE REVIEWS ARE CHANGING THE WAY CUSTOMER VIEW THEIR BUSINESS DECISIONS

We all want good reviews. And if we work hard and the customer will realize it and be extremely satisified of our performance.

Then we deserve a good review - sort of a good tip. But on other side of the coin - if we did not perform to the customers expectations then we should recieve a Bad review - sort of constructive criticism. When someone blatantly tells you something they didn't like you can just shrug it off or try to ask why and try to make it better. But when a close friend tells you something they didn't like or bothered them, you will take it close to heart and try very hard to reverse it. But when a CUSTOMER expresses their feelings of a product or performance from your company, it can really hit home. I mean myself as a business owner I take it personally. Now there is also a monetary value involved. Bad reviews can be detrimental to your business.

So I'm glass to say I get a lot of "what a great job you did", "I'm really satisfied how it turned out". In todays business world we need this in

writing especially PUBLISHED

It affects the bottom line. But you need to be genuine about getting a good review. I try having weekly meetings with my personnel to find out if

anything can be added to their daily work schedule to make their performance better. After all we are all customers, and want to be treated with respect and get what we paid for with the correct product at the end. 

POSTS AND GLASS FOR RAILINGS - BIGGEST DESIGN ON THE MARKET

Well if your looking to open things up around the pool area, up or down the stairs, this is a good design idea.

If this is going for a building inspection, make sure you know all the codes. Living by the water, balconies have a different code.

There is glass that is both laminated and tempered, so if it breaks  - it will stay together. We usually install 1/2" thick glass.

there are different ways of installing, post, wind guards (look like clamps), base shoes. 

In addition some people have existing wood with spindles. We remove the spindles and install glass. less expensive and looks good.

Well hope you achieve the look you had in mind

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!

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

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