How do you Clean a Shower Enclosure?
Cleaning the shower enclosure isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but unfortunately, it’s just one of those household tasks that needs to be done. So, if you’re wondering what the best way is to clean a glass shower screen, then just follow our top tips and tricks, and you’ll have a sparkling clean shower enclosure in no time at all.
It really doesn’t take long to clean a shower screen or shower door, and it only needs doing once a week to prevent the build-up of grime, soap scum and limescale deposits. If this build-up isn’t removed from shower enclosure glass, then it could cause etching and permanent damage.
Cleaning shower glass panels on a regular basis reduces build-up, but won’t reverse etching, so the best way to prevent this from happening is to wipe down the glass after each use with a squeegee or microfibre cloth.
Supermarket shelves are full of bathroom cleaning products, which provide a quick and easy way to clean the shower, sink and bath. These types of products are also suitable for cleaning shower doors as they have been specially formulated for this task, and they ensure a gleaming result.
But, there is another cost effective and convenient way to clean your shower enclosure, and that’s with the products you may already have in your kitchen cupboard such as vinegar and baking soda.
There are various ways to clean shower glass, here’s some of the best tips and tricks.
Whether you’ve cleaned your shower enclosure with a shop-bought product or a homemade solution, the glass still requires a final rinse. One of the main problems with this though, is that for those who live in a hard-water area, a rinse will leave limescale and water marks on the shower screen once it has dried. The best tool for preventing these unsightly water marks is a squeegee.
At BigBathroomShop, you’ll find a selection of shower squeegees. These are supplied with a hook for easy and convenient storage, and each one features a chrome finish and a stainless-steel construction.
Squeegees provide an effortless way to prevent streaks, water marks and limescale deposits on shower doors and shower screens. They can also be used in wet rooms to help move water towards the drain, ensuring the space dries faster, and are ideal for baths and tiles too.
Microfibre cloths are also great for cleaning shower glass. They help to prevent build-up on shower doors and allow you to get into those hard-to-reach areas such as underneath handles and tight corners. After use, wring the cloth out, leave to dry and wash at least once a week.
So, now that you’ve cleaned the shower doors, the shower door track will need cleaning too. Shower door tracks easily collect soap-scum and grime, and large amount of limescale build-up from hard-water can make it difficult to slide the shower door open. Ideally you should be cleaning the shower door tracks as often as you clean the rest of the shower enclosure. Here’s the best way to clean shower door tracks.
You can also use a steamer to clean shower door tracks.
All sliding and bi-fold shower doors at BigBathroomShop feature quick release wheels, which makes cleaning the tracks a whole lot easier. What’s more, the glass features an easy clean coating, which helps to repel limescale, dirt and grime.
So, there you have it – we hope this expert guide answers all your questions on how to clean a shower enclosure. By following our top cleaning tips and tricks, your shower enclosure will look like new for longer.
But if your shower door or cubicle is way past its best, then it may be time to replace it. Take a look at our shower enclosure buying guide to help you choose the best one.
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Hi, I’m Liz, an interiors blogger. My main focus area is the bathroom, where I aim to inspire anyone who’s planning and designing a new bathroom – you’ll find plenty of tips, how-to guides and a wealth of ideas!