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How To Clean Your Shower Screen Glass

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Check out these tricks to get your shower screen sparkling again!

Shower screens are great at keeping the water in the shower and off the floor. However, the glass can start to look pretty dull and murky pretty quickly with soap scum and lime scale buildup.

If you can’t get your shower screen clean no matter what you do, check out our guide on how to get your screen clean, spotless, and residue-free without using harsh cleaning agents.

How to clean shower screens using common household products

Cleaning your shower screen doesn’t have to mean using strong and toxic cleaning products. That’s right! There’s no need to suffocate in harsh chemical fumes when you could be using these simple, non-toxic pantry staples and some elbow grease instead.

  • Water and dishwashing liquid – put some dishwashing liquid on a coarse cloth or brush and scrub the shower screen using some water. Rinse with cool water.

  • Baking soda and vinegar – scrub the shower screen using baking soda, but don’t rinse. Spray vinegar over the baking soda and then rinse with warm water.

  • Vinegar and paper towels – soak paper towels in vinegar and place them on your dried shower screens. Cover the entire area with paper towels, and add an extra layer. Leave on for a minimum of 45 minutes, but up to a few hours for tough limescale. Remove the paper towels and rinse your screen.

  • Hydrogen peroxide and bicarb – make a paste out of these two products and apply it to stubborn build-ups on your shower screen using a soft plastic dish scrubber.

We love using baking soda as a natural cleaning solution, so much so that we have created guides on how to clean your kettle, carpet and even mould from your ceilings using the magic of bicarb!

What do you need to clean your shower screen?

No matter which of the above cleaning methods and products you choose, you will need to rinse the shower screen when you are finished. This can pose a problem if you live in an area that uses hard water. That is because hard water can leave limescale build-up, soap scum and water marks on the shower screen.

If you live in an area that uses hard water (and even if you don’t) there is one piece of equipment that can solve all your shower screen cleaning problems: a squeegee.

Squeegees are available at hardware stores and in the home cleaning aisle in the supermarket. This tool is typically used to clean windows and car windscreens, but they are very effective for removing excess water from shower screens too.

After you have rinsed the shower screen, use the squeegee to remove the excess water. This allows the shower screen to quick dry, leaving it clear, sparkly and limescale-free.

Another way to combat the negative effects of hard water is by using a hard water filter on your shower head. This can help improve the quality of your shower water, making it softer and less harsh on your skin and hair and also help reduce mineral buildup that is a major contributor to limescale. This means you can spend less time cleaning your shower screen glass, and more time creating a beautiful small garden!

How often should you clean your shower screen?

After a lengthy shower scrubbing sesh, you may not be too keen to repeat the performance – unless you’re trying to firm up those biceps, of course...

Either way, you should clean your shower screen often – once a week at least. By regularly cleaning your shower screen glass, you will prevent the limescale, soap scum and grime from building up and hardening, making it a hassle to clean.

Save yourself the trouble and make it part of your daily shower routine to ensure you have a clean shower screen all the time.

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