Why is there residue on the glass?
Glass shower doors are an aesthetically stunning choice for a home. They take an item of necessity and create a beautiful touch for your bathroom. However, this beauty is lost when the glass doors are built up with white residue. Unfortunately, this is easy to have happen.
White residue can build up on the glass because of two things: soap scum and hard water spots. If you live in an area with hard water, it is nearly impossible to avoid this buildup. And soap scum is a natural part of owning a shower. The best solution before buildup occurs is to always wipe down your shower doors when they get wet. Cleaning off the water immediately can save you from facing tough buildup down the road.
How to remove buildup on glass shower doors
If you already have a white residue film on your glass shower doors, then check out these three tips on how to clean the glass.
- White Vinegar: Spray some white vinegar onto the glass and try to scrub the film off with the aid of the vinegar. You may want to wear a mask as the smell will be strong.
- Baking Soda Paste: This is another natural solution if you are trying to avoid harsh cleaners. Mix some baking soda with water to create a paste. Smooth over glass and allow to sit for a few minutes. Then clean off with a cloth and water.
- BarKeeper’s Friend: If you have no luck with the natural solutions, you may want to try this heavy duty cleaner. Find the stove top version (this version is liquid not powder). Scrub the glass using this product and rinse.
If you still cannot remove the white residue from your shower doors, it may be time to replace the glass. If buildup has been left for too long, it is not always possible to remove it fully. Call us if you are in need of shower glass door replacement. Happy cleaning and good luck!