Keeping a shower clean is one of the harder jobs around the home. It’s no secret that maintaining a shower that looks like new is a lot of work, and it can almost seem impossible if you don’t know the tricks.
Showers get so dirty because the water carries certain minerals, soap contents and dirt it picks up on the way and from the person showering, and when this water evaporates, it leaves behind these stains on the glass. Over time, these stains build up and it can be extremely difficult to get rid of them. Soaps contain a range of chemicals in them that get left behind when the water rinses away, which also leave behind stains.
What are some common ways to clean a shower?
People come up with all kinds of tricks to cleaning your shower, from using vinegar to lemon and everything in between. Here are some popular tips:
- Use a scotch brite page dipped in equal parts vinegar and dishwashing detergent. This is help eat past the water stains and bring your glass and tiles to a much cleaner state.
- Keep an inexpensive squeegee in the shower and and use it on the glass every time you shower. The few seconds it takes you to do will greatly reduce the amount of soap scum that builds up on the glass.
- Use an automotive rain repellent on the glass to help repel water and thus stains as well as dirt and grime build up.
- Fabric softener mixed with warm water can be used to clean off residue and soap scum on shower glass. Simply wipe the mixture on the door and then rinse it off with warm water from the shower. Using a dryer and dryer sheets to wiper the door down will help even further.
However, we have a better way to ensure that your glass stays looking new.
Ultrashield’s Shower Glass Treatment is the solution for ensuring that your shower stays looking new right from the beginning. By applying the treatment when the glass is new, you don’t give dirt and stains a chance to start building up on the glass. The treatment then helps prevent the stains, dirt, grime and soap scum from building up and sitting on the glass. It also prevents the water from etching the glass.
If you already have your shower glass installed and you can see some stains, it is possible to restore the glass to like new condition and then apply treatment, which will help you maintain it from this point on. This will involve buffing the glass to remove any hard stains and water spots etc, to leave you with glass that looks like new and completely clean. Then the treatment can be applied.
Once the treatment has been applied, next to no maintenance is needed to keep your shower glass looking like new. To ensure the life of shower glass treatment, all you need to do is wipe the surface down with a clean micro fibre damp cloth once a week and then dry it with a soft cloth. If you do notice a slight build up of grime, get a bucket of warm water with some light detergent and wipe over with a non abrasive pad. This will make quick work of the grime. Then rinse with cold water and dry.
Shower glass treatment really is the solution if you want to keep your shower looking like the day it was installed. If you would like to inquire about having shower glass treatment installed on your shower, contact us today.