All You Need to Know About Keeping Your Shower Door Clean

Last updated on November 19, 2023

We explore all the available options to keep your shower doors clean. And also answer some important questions you might have

A bathroom shower door is one way to give the bathroom an elegant and appealing look; there are many other design ideas out there, but with the aesthetic comes the upkeep and maintenance. Cleaning it can prove to be quite a harrowing ordeal. However, knowing how to clean it the right way and keeping it crystal-clear is key to maintaining a luxurious and pristine bathroom.

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How to Clean Your Shower Door?

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Having a maintenance culture is the most crucial step at keeping your bathroom door clean, prevention they say, is better than cure. For example, if you are procrastinating cleaning soap scum, water, and other substances accumulated on the shower door until deep cleaning, that can permanently stain or damage the glass. Cleaning a shower door should not be done in isolation but in conjunction with cleaning a bathroom shower.

Clean with Natural Solution

The use of vinegar and citrus has been proven effective and environmentally friendly.

A mix of one-part white vinegar with three parts distilled water or citrus with baking soda used to whip the glass gently has been proven to be an effective method. 

If you want to take this method a step further, you can lightly douse the glass with lemon oil to prevent soap and water from drying on the glass after rinsing. There are lots of natural cleaning solutions for the bathroom available, which are great for the environment as well as helping you clean effectively.

Explore the Use of Commercial Cleaners

While vinegar mixture or citrus mixture may not be sufficient to remove tough stains, several commercial glass cleaners on the market can clean effectively. Try to use a non-abrasive commercial cleaner with moderate PH. Leave the solution on the glass for several minutes.

While scrubbing or lightly cleaning the door, avoid scouring pads, sharp instruments, or using acid-based cleaners that can damage the glass coating and your skin. Wear gloves to protect your skin.

Leave the Door Open and Let Air Circulate

Leaving the door open facilitates air circulation, aiding water evaporation and preventing the glass door from being wet and foggy, thereby preventing mildew and mold buildup in other areas of the bathroom.

Keep your shower open to release humidity. You can accomplish this by opening a window, leaving the door open, or using the bathroom vent.

The use of a dehumidifier can be employed when other options are not available.

Use a Squeegee

Most shower doors come with a squeegee. However, if you don’t have one, you could also use a soft cloth infused with baby oil.

Making a habit of using the squeegee every day helps keep the glass clean and prevents the time-consuming process of deep cleaning.

Choose Glass with a Coating

Choosing a Hydrophobic or protective coating that protects the glass from soap goes a long way in keeping your door clean.


How to choose between alkaline acidic and water-based cleaner?

The pH scale is an excellent way to make a product selection when you need a commercial cleaner for shower doors. 

Acidic cleaners are used for removing mineral stains and buildup like hard water, rust, and soap scum, while Alkaline cleaners work best on fats, oils, grease and waxes, and dirt in general.

How often do you clean shower doors?

If you plan to keep your door looking spotless, you can do the cleaning once a week, while squeegee can be used after every shower to prevent the buildup of soap scum and grime. This practice will keep one from having to do deep scrubbing at the end of the week.

What are the best supplies to keep shower doors clean?

Spray bottle, towel, baking soda, vinegar, citrus, microfiber cloth and glass cleaner will all come in handy when cleaning a shower door.

The Takeaway

If regular light maintenance and the above tips are strictly adhered to, you should only have to deep-clean every few weeks.

Regular shower door cleaning should add a sparkling spa-like effect to your bathroom. Negligence with the task will dull the experience.

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