Cleaning Your Houston Shower Doors Like A Pro

Houston Shower DoorsIf the shower doors in your bathroom look dull, there are simple ways to remove stains and soap scum. Learn how to use ingredients found in your pantry to get your Houston shower doors sparkling again.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Scrub

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, and vinegar, or acetic acid, mixed together make an effective, environmentally friendly household cleaner. When combined, a chemical reaction takes place. Just as in school science experiments, the mixture fizzes like a small volcano, releasing carbon dioxide. This creates a paste of water and sodium acetate. You can use this paste to clean Houston shower doors, tiles, countertops and other surfaces in your home.

To make the paste:

  • Pour approximately ½ cup baking soda into a plastic container.
  • Add just enough white vinegar to form a paste.
  • Mix with a spoon.

Use a non-scratch scrub sponge to apply the paste over the glass. Let it sit approximately 15 minutes. Next, wash it off with water and a soft, wet cloth. Use a squeegee and a soft cloth to dry and polish the glass. The beauty of Houston frameless shower doors can be easily maintained with this solution.

Homemade Sprays

Three easy-to-make, homemade sprays will keep your Houston shower doors crystal clear.

Lemon Spray

The citric acid in lemons cuts the residues left from showering.

  • Pour 3 tablespoons lemon juice into a spray bottle.
  • Add one cup distilled water.
  • Mix well.

Vinegar Spray

  • Mix 1/3 cup white vinegar with 1 cup water.
  • Heat the solution in a microwave for one minute.
  • After it cools, pour into a spray bottle.

Ammonia Spray

  • Mix 2 tablespoons ammonia with 2 quarts of water.
  • Pour into a spray bottle.

Spray your choice of solution onto the shower doors. Let it sit approximately 5 minutes. Wipe off with a microfiber cloth, working from top to bottom. Use a dry cloth to remove any streaks.

Please note that ammonia and bleach should never be mixed together or combined with other ingredients. Mixing them creates toxic gases that can affect your health.

Frameless shower doors in Houston homes give a clean, elegant look to a bathroom. The professionals at Apple Glass design, install and repair framed and frameless glass panels in showers and tub surrounds in homes and businesses. Call 281-296-0600 in The Woodlands and 713-680-1400 in Houston for a free quote.


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