Because of the modern and chic look of a glass shower screen, the use of shower screens is common in many modern homes across Australia. However, the greatest challenge most homeowners face is knowing how to keep their shower screens in mint condition for a long time, as the glass products easily catch dirt and also wear out quickly in the moist conditions. If you are wondering how you can keep your shower screens looking great for many years to come, here are a couple of cleaning tips you can use.
Use the right cleaning products
The biggest mistake a lot of homeowners make when cleaning dirt and grime from the surface of their shower screens is using the cleaning solutions not suited for the job. Usually, the good stuff is expensive to buy, but they can effectively remove even the toughest of spots and stains. Some price-savvy homeowners often opt for cheap or ineffective home-made cleaning solutions that only leave shower screens looking murky and filthy. Once they realise that the substandard cleaning solutions are not working, they turn to the harsher chemical solutions, which only wear down the screens.
As standard, you will require a soft cloth or sponge to gently scrub or wipe down the glass. This will help prevent scratching on the surface of the glass. As for the cleaning solutions, you can buy products recommended by manufacturers for your glass from the local supermarkets or retail stores. There are also some good household cleaning products you can use including white vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice: just make sure they are mixed with water in the right proportions. To ensure this mixture is not abrasive, try it out on a small, inconspicuous part before using it on the rest of your screen surfaces. Use a dry sponge to dry your screen once it has been cleaned.
Do the cleaning regularly
Aside from having the right cleaning products, you will need to do the cleaning job regularly. This will prevent too much dirt and grime building up on your glass, but it will also make it a lot easier for you to wash out soap scum, hard water mineral deposits and other stains, which if left unattended will reduce the longevity of your glass, over time. The frequency of cleaning can be daily, bi-weekly or weekly, depending on how frequently the shower room is used.
Like your glass windows, your shower screens won't clean themselves. By following the above-explained cleaning tips, you can keep your screens looking sparkling new for years and years ahead.