How to Clean Glass Shower Doors

How to Clean Glass Shower Doors

Do you have kids and pets running through your house daily? How about those same kids and pets who sneak into the bathroom when you aren’t looking? The weekly cleaning tasks are expected, but the repetitive, nuanced ones you weren’t expecting seem to hit at the worst times.  

It’s always when you have company coming over that you look around your house and see fingerprint smudges and wet dog nose streaks across clean surfaces. Of course, you’ve already cleaned those surfaces three times this week. 

One of the most pesky cleaning tasks as a new or seasoned homeowner is finding a way to clean your glass shower doors. (Keeping them clean is a different story.) Especially when something like the shower is used several times a day, it can feel nearly impossible to keep it clean from streaks and smudges. 

 

Six Tips for Cleaning Glass Shower Doors

Here’s how to clean glass shower doors with six tips for a perfect shine. 

1. Keep a microfiber towel handy

One of the best things to keep handy for streaks and smudges is a microfiber towel. These are easy to find at your local store, and you probably have some on hand from when you were detailing the dashboard and windows of your car this past weekend. 

Microfiber towels are not only soft, but they have an extremely low pile. This soft fiber is lint-free, making it the perfect solution for the areas that you want to keep streak-free. These microfiber towels are also great to keep on hand because they are a great streak-free solution for lenses, screens, and monitors. 

2. Choose a high-quality glass cleaner 

We’ve all been disappointed by cleaning products that didn’t live up to the hype. If you really want streak-free shower doors with a professional shine, then you will need to invest in a high-quality glass cleaner. 

There are several brands out there that do a great job, but the preference for glass cleaner will vary from family to family depending on the amount of comfort level with chemicals or potential allergies. 

3. Clean your glass shower doors often

Hard water build-ups can happen faster than you think. It’s also harder to scrub them off after they’ve sat for an extended period of time. 

If you keep up with cleaning your shower doors little by little each day, you’ll have an easier time deep cleaning them later on. Just like in the medical field: prevention is better to do little by little than allowing it to all catch up with you later.

A standard squeegee can be found online for less than twenty dollars, and it can be a great tool for keeping your glass doors clean. Just squeegee the water off of the glass each time you shower to avoid those hard water build-ups from happening in the first place.

4. Make your own glass cleaner to avoid bringing chemicals into your home 

This fourth tip is completely optional. Maybe you’re someone who isn’t a fan of bringing glass cleaners and chemicals into your home. Not only is that respectable, but that’s perfectly okay because making your own glass cleaner is an extremely easy task, it’s eco-friendly, and it can save you money over time. 

You simply need the following:

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Distilled water
  • Essential Oils
  • Newspaper

Start your mixture with equal parts vinegar and water. If you don’t love the smell of vinegar, then you can add ten drops of essential oil to your mixture. 

Pour your contents into a glass spray bottle, and you’re good to go! A secret tip is to use newspapers when wiping down your glass shower doors. It will leave them streak-free with the perfect shine! 

5. Don’t skip out on those pesky crevices

The track of a rolling shower door or the hinges of a swinging shower door can be an easy place for mold and mildew to take hold and spread. Not only does this look horribly unclean after being missed time and time again, but it’s also unhealthy for you to breathe in. 

An affordable sponge from the grocery store, such as a Magic Eraser, can easily reach into each one of the small crevices that can be so easily missed with a larger cleaning item. 

6. Call in the professionals!

If you’ve tried cleaning your glass shower doors again and again with no luck, you might want to call in the professionals. Greenlife Professional Cleaning in Asheville, NC, offers complimentary estimates for residential cleaning so that you can feel confident in your freshly cleaned home. 

Each one of the team members is professionally trained in the industry’s best practices to leave your home spotless. Worried about the messes your kids and pets make on a regular basis? Greenlife Professional Cleaning offers weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or one-time cleans for whatever life throws at you. Contact us to find out more today!