Are Glass Shower Doors Hard to Keep Clean?

A clean, frameless glass shower door can complete your bathroom and even make it picturesque. It can show off your tile walls and open up the feel of the room. Precision Glass Services makes frameless shower doors in Kansas City that can make your bathroom look beautiful. But what if the shower’s dirty? Can that shower always look as good as it did when you first installed it? The answer is yes, you can keep it looking good. Furthermore, you don’t need to obsess over it to keep it clean like a vintage Corvette. Basic, consistent maintenance is all you need to get the most out of your shower, and avoid unsightly build-up.

The best thing you can do for your shower, and one of the easiest things to do, is to keep a squeegee, and use it regularly. Spending one minute using the squeegee after every shower will save you a lot of cleaning time in the long run. After you use the shower, simply run the squeegee vertically down the glass, wiping every droplet down the drain. To be extra thorough, it’s good to dry the squeegee on a towel after every vertical stroke, to limit the streaks a squeegee can leave. That simple process, if you make it part of your shower routine, will keep your shower looking squeaky clean for a long time. 

Your regular squeegeeing will solve most of your shower problems before they happen, but it’s only natural to expect some more rigorous cleaning here and there. It’s still a shower, and where there’s soap and water, there is often scum and other build-up in harder to reach spots. A quick home remedy is to spray a solution of one part white vinegar/three parts distilled water onto the problem area. Let the solution sit on the scum for a few minutes before wiping it off. If you haven’t neglected this spot for too long, you won’t even have to scrub it. Trickier stains and scum might need tougher commercial cleaners you can buy at the grocery store, plus a little elbow grease. 

If you are looking to invest a bit more into maintaining your shower doors, we offer glass coatings for an additional cost. Choose from LUXCLEAR or 310 Max, which are both great options to protect your new glass shower doors. These coatings can protect against signs of aging, while also protecting against the everyday wear and tear, like heat, water and humidity. Sealing your shower doors with either of these products will help them to look new for a longer period of time.

Again, the best thing you can do for your shower is be consistent. Just like you always remember to wash behind your ears, remember to squeegee your shower door. This will keep your shower looking brand new for a long time. Also consider adding a glass coating to your new shower doors. Precision Glass Services has been crafting custom shower doors in Kansas City for over 25 years. Contact us at (816) 781-0087 or make an appointment to visit our showroom to see some examples of our work.