Glass shower screens are superior to curtains in several ways. They look better, they can’t be pulled down like curtains can, and they are better at keeping water inside the shower. They also look cleaner than curtains which can stain, become faded, and generally start to look grubby over time.
It is important to clean your shower screen properly, however, to keep it looking its best.
Not only that, you have to keep the shower screen clean between your formal cleaning sessions. After all, the glass will lose its sparkle after just one shower if you do nothing with it.
So, here are our top tips for not only cleaning your shower screen, but also keeping it looking great all the time.
Choose the Right Cleaning Solution
You can use a purpose made cleaning product to clean your shower screen or you can make up a solution using normal household products. Some people prefer homemade solutions as they don’t contain harmful substances. One of the most common is a vinegar and water solution.
Wipe Down Daily
This is the most important tip on this list as it’s crucial to keeping your glass shower screen clean all the time. After you have a shower, water, soap, shampoo, and conditioner marks remain on the glass. This leaves streaks and smudges and leaves the glass looking far from clean.
The way to deal with this is simple – wipe down the glass once you finish in the shower. You can use an old towel or a cloth – anything to remove the water and soap from the surface of the glass. You don’t have to spend much time doing it – a minute or two after every shower.
Don’t forget to ask other people in your family and anyone else living in the house to do the same.
Buy a Squeegee
Following on from the last point, the best type of cloth you can use to wipe down your glass shower screen after every use is a squeegee. Squeegees are also great when you are doing a proper clean of your shower.
They are quick to use as they very absorbent, plus they leave the glass looking shiny and clean.
Don’t Forget the Rest of Your Shower
Your glass will never look great however clean it is if other parts of the shower are neglected. It is, therefore, important you spend some time on those areas too. This includes:
- Regularly cleaning and removing mould – your bathroom and shower are the perfect places for mould to form. It looks horrible, though, so clean it regularly. Also, make sure your bathroom is properly ventilated while you’re having a shower to help prevent mould from appearing.
- Keep the walls and fittings clean – if the walls of your shower and the shower fittings are grubby, a clean and clear shower screen will simply make it easier to see them. In fact, you should wipe down the walls and the fittings after every shower just like you do the shower screen in order to get the best effect.
- Don’t neglect the door seal – if you have a glass shower screen door, take some time to clean the seal as it can attract dirt and grime too.
By following the above tips, your bathroom, shower, and glass shower screen will always sparkle.