Regularly tackling the shower area should be an established part of anyone’s cleaning routine. On a daily basis, the shower door or curtain is exposed to the full force of water, showering products, and soap – so it shouldn’t be ignored. Here are the best methods for washing shower curtains and doors effectively.
How to Clean Shower Doors in 4 Steps
- Every time you enjoy a shower, leave the shower door open afterwards to allow some airflow. This will dry out the showering area quicker and slow down the growth of mold.
- Use a shower glass cleaner to tackle hard water spots and any soap build-up. For stainless steel, plastic, and enamel sections you’ll want a versatile cream cleaner like Cif Cream Lemon – the thickness prevents the cleaner from simply running off your vertical surfaces.
- Alternatively, you can try a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water. Leave the solution to sit for five minutes before rinsing off with warm water. If you need a more powerful treatment, then dab vinegar on any problem areas, or stick to a commercial cleaner. Be aware that cleaning shower doors with vinegar can smell very unpleasant, so you’ll want to rinse well and potentially follow up with a scented cleaner.
- Mold can be removed with a standard chlorine or hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner. Most of these cleaners just need to be sprayed on then wiped off with a clean cloth.
When you use any cleaning product for the first time, always be sure to read the label’s safety instructions. Always keep the shower room well ventilated, and wear appropriate protection on your hands and face.