It’s time to clean your shower glass when you can no longer see through it. Limescale, soap scum, dirt and mould can all be seen on dirty shower glass.
Ideally, consistent cleaning of your shower glass, requiring minimal effort, will make sure these never surface. But how can you be sure you’re cleaning your bathroom shower glass right and leaving it as streak-free and shiny as can be?
Read on for a how-to guide to cleaning your shower glass to get your bathroom back that pristine elegance.
Cleaning shower glass limescale
Natural rain passing through water pipes accumulate minerals like calcium and magnesium. This turns the rain (soft water), into hard water. These minerals found in hard water can leave chalky deposits on your clean shower glass – this is not what you want.
- Wipe the shower glass surface with a cloth. Although durable, your shower glass can still be scratched with grit and force.
- Spray a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water on to the shower glass. Alternatively, lemon juice works just as well and will add a fresh, citrus smell to your bathroom.
- Scrub the shower glass with a non-metallic, non-abrasive scrubbing brush. Be sure to focus your efforts on the built-up limescale areas.
Cleaning shower glass soap scum
Soap scum rears its ugly head when soap reacts with hard water minerals, proving near impossible to shift if allowed to build up. The above vinegar trick just won’t cut it for soap scum removal.
Here’s what to do instead:
- Get your hands on a good-quality, strong cleaner that won’t damage the glass surface.
- Spray directly on to your shower glass and leave for a minute or two.
- Scrub off with a non-metallic, non-abrasive pad.
- Bonus: follow up with a soft cloth that will buff up an attractive shine.
Cleaning shower glass dirt and mould
A bathroom is a perfect environment for mould to thrive in. Mould loves to grow in warm, damp places – it’s almost like you’re inviting this unwanted guest in to stay.
It’s all well and good to clean the shower glass surface itself to prevent mould, but it’s in the nooks and crannies where mould lives so that’s where you’ll want to target.
Here’s how to evict mould from your shower glass:
- Mix up a solution of diluted bleach (either oxygen or chlorine bleach).
- Wear protective clothing, including gloves.
- Leave the solution in the corners of your shower glass for a minute or two.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Ensure your bathroom is well ventilated.
Nobody likes unintentionally frosted glass, that’s dirty and impossible to see through.