So your Scrubbi house maid came in and she made your glass shower doors look like new.
Obviously you don’t want your clear glass windows to become frosted again, “But,” you wonder,”what can I do to keep them clean?”
Well you can always get weekly cleaning from Scrubbi and be done with it…we’d be more than happy to help.
But if that’s not an option for you, then here are a couple of things you can do to keep your glass doors soap scum-free.
These two tips are easy, cost almost nothing, and take just a fraction of your time.
Let’s check ’em out.
Tip #1: Use a Squeegee
Time: approximately 20 seconds (after every shower)
20 seconds or less after every shower is all it takes if you decide to use this tip.
Simply use a squeegee to wipe off any water that’s lingering on your glass doors.
Just to give you a refresher, your glass doors get dirty with soap scum because the minerals in the water and soap get left behind when the shower water evaporates on the glass.
That’s why it’s incredibly important to leave the glass as dry as possible when you leave the shower.
Now if you’ve never used a squeegee before, don’t worry, it’s real easy to use. All you need to do is apply some light pressure and slide the squeegee downwards on the glass. You should see almost no water left behind as you swipe down.
If you’re slightly OCD like I am, it may take you longer than 20 seconds because you’re gonna try and get every single drop off the glass, but I’d say this method should take 30-35 seconds tops.
If it takes you longer than that then I suggest you move on to tip #2.
Buying Tip – If you’re buying a squeegee, buy one that comes with a suction cup to hang it. This way you can hang it somewhere on your shower door, out of sight and out of the way.
Tip #2: Apply Rain-X
Time: approximately 10 minutes (every 3-4 weeks)
For those that don’t want to end their nice, soothing, hot shower by cleaning the glass doors – this solution is for you.
If you’ve never heard of Rain-X, what it basically does is it gets water to bead, making it slide right off any glass surface you apply Rain-X to.
Originally developed for the airline industry and later for automotive, Rain-X is now approved to work in your home for glass shower doors too!
It’s amazing to see it in action. If you haven’t yet, check out this video from Unelko (the makers of Rain-X):
Bonus Tip: As you probably saw in the video, you can kick it up a notch by combining tip #1 and #2 and do both.
Now I know you may be worried about any harmful chemicals in Rain-X so I looked it up on the U.S. Department of Human and Health Services and according to them it’s absolutely safe. Click here to see the info and MSDS sheets
The worst that can happen happen is your eyes may get irritated if you spray yourself in the eyes. (Tip: Don’t do that).
Other than that, there are no harmful fumes or chemicals that will cause you harm.
Just follow the instructions, re-apply when needed, and your doors will love you forever.
NOTE: Rainix is NOT RECOMMENDED for plastic shower doors.
These are the best two solutions I found to keeping your glass shower doors clean. Do you have your own method that we haven’t covered here yet?
Let us know in the comments below.
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My roommate has recently started to complain that our glass surfaces (mainly our mirror and shower door) have been dirty and smudged, despite her best efforts to keep them clean. I appreciate you mentioning that our glass doors get dirty with soap scum because the minerals in the water and soap get left behind when the shower water evaporates on the glass. Thanks for your tips related to cleaning glass surfaces!
I really liked it when explained that cleaning the shower door with a squeegee is important because dirt can accumulate when the water from the shower evaporates on the glass. I guess that’s true as the moisture won’t have anywhere else to go. We are planning to have a glass shower door installed in the bathroom soon, I think it is best if we get a squeegee along just to be sure. After all, I want to keep everything clean.
I liked that you mentioned using a squeegee to wipe off any water that’s lingering on your glass doors will allow you to keep your shower door clean. My husband and I are looking for advice to keep our shower doors clean, and I’m helping him with information. I will let him know about the benefits of a squeegee to keep our bathroom clean.
Firstly, thanks for share this post. This is some really good info for class cleaning. I liked that you pointed out that you should use a squeegee. It does look like a thing to know when you need to keep your glass looking wonderful.
I’m glad you talked about the importance of keeping glass shower doors clean. Recently, my wife and I decided our bathroom needed a makeover. We’ve heard glass doors make a great improvement, so we’ll be sure to follow your cleaning tips when we get one. Thanks for the information on the materials we’d need to clean a glass shower door.