While a shower screen (be it framed or frameless) is a great addition to your bathroom, the maintenance that comes along with it however can be quite a hassling process (especially when it comes to the removal of hard water stains). If you want to protect the glass and maintain its sheen, we have some easy hacks and tips that will help you tackle this problem.
Why does limescale buildup occur?
Recall those white-ish deposits that grow bigger over time when not cleaned? This is limescale, the residue left behind from hard water that is rich in calcium and other minerals. This residue affects various pipes, boilers and kettles as well. You can prevent these stains altogether with some easy & regular maintenance.
What is soap scum?
Does your shower screen look cloudy, and a simple clean doesn’t seem to do the trick? Soap scum is likely the culprit. This forms due to soap reacting with hard water that results in a thick white layer that will only worsen if untreated. While cleaning the shower screen immediately is the best possible approach, it is also the least likely to actually happen with a busy schedule. We recommend cleaning your shower screen at least 2 to 3 days as part of your routine.
3 Ways to Clean Your Shower Using Natural Products
Vinegar is quite a popular cleaning agent that is also eco-friendly. Thanks to its germ-killing properties, vinegar proves to be quite useful when it comes to problematic areas such as the kitchen or bathroom. This will also help you get rid of those hard water stains. Essentially all you need to do is pour 50% white vinegar solution and 50% hot water into a spray bottle. Spray this solution thoroughly on both sides of your shower screen and leave it for 15 minutes. Then, rinse and leave to airdry.
· Vinegar+Baking Soda
Think just vinegar won’t do the trick? Combine vinegar and baking soda to give your shower screen a much deeper clean. Spray the vinegar solution on the shower screen and use a dampened sponge with baking soda sprinkled on top to scrub the glass gently. Leave for a few minutes, then rinse.
· Salt and citrus
Want to avoid that strong vinegar odor altogether? You can just use a fresh lemon to have that citrusy smell running through your bathroom. Simply cut a lemon in half, cover it with salt and scrub the screen. Add salt from time to time and squeeze the lemon as your scrub. Then, rinse and you’re done!
There are some key takeaways you can take from our article to make sure your shower screen looks spotless:
Clean it as often as you can to prevent any buildup, a quick wipe down could make all the difference.
Carry out a deep clean every 7 days.
There are certain products that help prevent the hard water affect on glass. Invest in these to cut down on your cleaning time.
Switch to liquid soaps as these are highly soluble.
Try the above if you’re carrying out a clean and you need your shower screen looking shiny and clean. If you’re in need of a domestic cleaning service to clean up the problem areas of your home, we can easily tackle that in no time for you!