Frameless glass showers are popular in bathrooms because they take up less space than the traditional bathtub and shower combinations. Glass showers are also easier to clean because they don’t attract as much mould and rust the way bathtubs and shower curtains do. But what they do attract is soap scum.
Showers get dirty in the first place because of the hard water that comes out of the showerhead. Hard water contains lots of minerals like magnesium carbonates and calcium. When these minerals make contact with chalk deposits and limestone deposits, they start to become more visible.
As for glass, the minerals in the hard water seep into the pores of the glass and accumulate over time. This only happens when the hard water mixes with the soap that you use to clean yourself. The soap and hard water combination that builds up in the glass pores is called soap scum. If you don’t clean this soap scum quickly, then it’ll cause corrosion.
Here are the best ways to keep shower glass clean.
1) Add a Protective Coating
If you add a protective coating to the glass of the shower, it’ll cover up the pores of the glass and prevent soap scum from accumulating in them.
2) Vinegar and Water
Mix distilled water with white vinegar inside of a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the glass and leave it there for 5 minutes. Now rinse the glass with warm water and wipe it away clean with a dry towel. If you want to prevent glass streaks, then use newspaper to dry the glass.
A squeegee is a perfect tool to clean shower glass with. It’ll get rid of soap stains, hard water stains, and more. It won’t take much effort either because it is a wide ended tool that works quickly to remove stains from your shower glass. Try to use the squeegee right after you’ve taken a shower.
It is good practise to also wipe the shower hardware (hinges/handle etc) dry with a cloth after cleaning in order to prevent water marks and limescale build-up.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much money or effort to keep your shower glass clean. You can purchase all the cleaning tools you need at your local retail store.