cleaning your Houston TX shower door glassYour Houston frameless shower door adds effortless beauty and style to your bathroom, but even the sleekest glass can become less attractive when it’s covered in soap and other streaky residue. Maintaining your new frameless shower door can become a simple part of your routine. While there are many glass and shower cleaning products available on the market, not all are created equally. We find that some of the simplest solutions are most effective for keeping your shower door sparkling clean. Best of all, these solutions contain no harsh ingredients or artificial fragrances, which can be irritating to young children and those with sensitive skin. Keep your shower looking new with one of these tried and true techniques:

Cleaning with Vinegar

Many people hesitate to use vinegar because it has such a strong odor. However, this odor disappears as the solution evaporates and dries. Vinegar is a natural astringent and is good for cutting through built-on soap residue or scum. It’s also one of the few substances that can prevent and kill mold spores. Periodically spray your frameless shower door, glass, and any hardware with undiluted vinegar, wipe clean, and let dry. Turn on a bathroom fan to air out the smell if you find it hard to manage.

Cleaning with Baking Soda

Mix baking soda with some tap water to create a paste that will naturally beat soap scum and hard water stains. This solution works great for tile, grout, and your frameless shower door. Rinse clean, and wipe once more with vinegar if desired. This will help prevent the buildup of water deposits that could stain your shower door.

Fabric Softening Sheets

Looking for a way to effectively pre-treat your shower door and avoid hard scrubbing that could damage your glass? Look no further than your laundry room. Using a dryer sheet with fabric softener (such as Bounce) can loosen stains and other buildup that might be otherwise difficult to remove. Scrub lightly to pre-treat your shower before following up with your trusted cleaning solution.

Put Some WD-40 On It

As it turns out, this miracle worker is useful for all types of home improvement projects. Using WD-40 to tackle tough stains like calcium deposits can work in a pinch, particularly if you have a lot of buildup. Just be sure to rinse clean with water and squeegee dry.

Keep Your Shower Sparkling Between Deep Cleaning

Every once in a while, a thorough cleaning of your shower is essential to keep it looking its best. Maintaining its shine after every shower, however, is simpler than you think. To keep your shower clean in-between these sessions, simply squeegee the excess water off using a solution of diluted vinegar (1 part vinegar to two parts water).

Wet And Forget

I could not put this list of shower door cleaning tips together without mentioning my personal favorite product. Wet And Forget works great and is so simple to use. Once a week just spray your shower door and enclosure down at the end of your shower. The next day when you jump in the shower the water rinses the product off and like magic your shower is clean. It really does work, I use this product every week.

Simple shower maintenance can keep your frameless door looking new. Before rushing out to buy specialized cleaning products for the job, try one of these common household items, first. You might be surprised at what they can do!