2 Tips To Keep Soap Buildup Off A Glass Shower Door

Glass shower doors offer a touch of elegance and modern design to any bathroom. But glass doors, like windows, require special care to keep them clean. Luckily, there are a couple of simple tips for cleaning soap buildup off your door glass – and keep it from coming back in the near future.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Cleanse

Grab a small bucket and use it as a vessel for combining baking soda and white vinegar. Start with a one-half cup of baking soda and add in about one-fourth cup of vinegar. The two substances will quickly form a chemical reaction that causes bubbles. Don't worry – this reaction is perfectly safe to handle and breathe in.

Wait for the reaction to die down and check that the consistency of the mixture is a thick but spreadable paste. If it's a bit too thick, add additional capfuls of vinegar, waiting for the bubbles to die down and checking the consistency before adding more.

Dip a scrubber sponge approved for glass surfaces into the cleaning mixture. Use the sponge to apply a thin, even coat of the baking soda-vinegar mixture across the entire surface of the interior shower door. Leave the cleaner sit on the door for at least 10 minutes before using a new, clean sponge – or a handheld showerhead – to rinse the door clean. Dry with paper towels to prevent the water spots that could appear from allowing it to air dry.

Car Windshield Treatment Spray

Head to your local hardware store, find the automotive section and look for treatment sprays meant to protect car windshields from water buildup. This spray is what will keep you from having to apply vinegar and baking soda to your shower every other week.

Follow the package directions to apply the treatment spray to your clean shower door. Allow the product to dry the specified amount of time before taking it for a test run. Use your showerhead – or a wet sponge – to toss some water droplets in the direction of the treated door. The water should immediately bead up to make it easy to wipe away. This also means that the soap buildup won't be able to take hold as easily.

Repeat these steps whenever soap buildup does become a problem again and you will find that the process is a lot easier the second time around due to these protections. Contact a company like Township Glass & Mirror for more information.